Director, Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Member of the Risk Committee
Dr. Lee has been our director since August 2011. Dr. Lee was an advisor/consultant to the Configurable Mixed-signal Business Unit of Dialog Semiconductor, Inc., which acquired Silego Technology Inc., a semiconductor company from October 2017 to December 2018. Dr. Lee served as Executive Chairman of Silego from August 2016 to October 2017. Dr. Lee served as Silego’s Chairman of the Board from March 2015 to August 2016 and as Silego’s Chief Executive Officer from Silego’s inception in October 2001 until August 2016. From April 1999 to September 2001, Dr. Lee served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Timing Division at Cypress Semiconductor Corp., a public semiconductor company, and from May 1992 to March 1999 served as President and Chief Executive Officer of IC Works, Inc., a semiconductor company he co-founded that was acquired by Cypress in 2001. Dr. Lee co-founded Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. (U.S.A.) in July 1983 and served in various positions at the Company, including President and Chief Executive Officer, until May 1992. Prior to Samsung, Dr. Lee served in various technical and managerial positions at Intel and National Semiconductor. Dr. Lee served as a member of the board of directors for Sierra Monolithic, a privately held semiconductor company, from 2002 through 2009. Dr. Lee also served on the board of directors of two public companies: ESS Technology and V3 Semiconductor. Dr. Lee received a Ph.D. and M.S.E.E. from the University of Minnesota and a B.S.E.E. from Seoul National University. Our Board has concluded that Dr. Lee should serve on our Board based upon his extensive experience in the semiconductor industry.