Board of Directors
Fermi Wang, CEO and Board Member
Les Kohn, CTO and Board Member
Chenming Hu, Director
TSMC Distinguished Chair Professor Emeritus and Professor in the Graduate School of Microelectronics, University of California, Berkeley
Chenming Hu held the position of Chief Technology Officer of TSMC, the world's largest IC foundry from 2001-2004. He currently serves as the TSMC Distinguished Chair Professor in the Graduate School of Microelectronics in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at University of California, Berkeley, where he has been a professor since 1976. He serves on the board of Fortinet Inc., Sandisk Corporation and Inphi Corporation and was the founding board chairman of Celestry Design Solutions. He is known for his IC reliability prediction methods, industry standard BSIM transistor model for IC simulation, and 3D FinFET.
Christopher B. Paisley, Director
Dean’s Executive Professor of Accounting, Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University
Mr. Paisley has served as the Dean’s Executive Professor of Accounting at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University since January 2001. Prior to his position at Santa Clara University, Mr. Paisley served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for 3Com Corporation. Mr. Paisley has 15 years of outside board experience, which includes serving as audit committee chairman, at public and private companies. Mr. Paisley also currently serves on the board of directors of Equinix, Inc., Fitbit, Inc., Fortinet, Inc., and YuMe, Inc. Mr. Paisley holds a B.A. in business economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an M.B.A. from the Anderson School at the University of California at Los Angeles.
Jeff Richardson, Director
Former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of LSI Corporation
Mr. Richardson served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of LSI Corporation from April 2011 until LSI’s acquisition by Avago Technologies Company in May 2014. He had served as a senior executive at LSI Corp. since 2005, including serving as its Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Semiconductor Solutions Group, Executive Vice President of the Networking and Storage Products Group, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Custom Solutions Group and as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Strategic Planning. Prior to joining LSI, Mr. Richardson served in several capacities at Intel Corporation. Mr. Richardson also serves on the board of directors of Lattice Semiconductor Corporation.
Andy Verhalen, Director
General Partner, Matrix Partners
Andrew Verhalen’s focus at Matrix Partners, where he has served since 1992, is communications, semiconductors, software, and systems. He co-founded Grand Junction Networks, which was acquired by Cisco, and has held a variety of executive and management positions at 3Com Corporation and Intel Corporation. Mr. Verhalen has served on the boards of DVC Labs, Blue Martini Software, Alteon WebSystems, Turnstone Systems, Openwave Systems, Phone.com, Cadia Networks, Digital Fountain, The Fanfare Group, Onetta, Red Pepper Software, Arroyo Video Solutions, Shoreline Communications, SiTera, Copper Mountain Networks, and WatchGuard Technologies.
Dr. Hsiao-Wuen Hon, Director
Corporate Vice President, Asia-Pacific R&D Group Chairman of Microsoft Corporation
Dr. Hon has served as Corporate Vice President, Asia-Pacific R&D Group Chairman of Microsoft Corporation since October 2015, and has served in various positions with Microsoft since 1995, including Managing Director of Microsoft Research Asia, Deputy Managing Director of Microsoft Research Asia, and Chief Architect, Natural Interaction Service Division. Prior to joining Microsoft, Dr. Hon served as Technology Director of the Apple-ISS Research Center of Apple Corporation. Dr. Hon is an internationally recognized expert in speech technology and has published more than 100 technical papers in international journals and at conferences. Dr. Hon received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University.