James S. Cable, Ph.D. Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman
James (Jim) Cable has served as our Chief Executive Officer since September 2002, as well as our Chairman and acting Chief Technology Officer since January 2010. Since joining us in 1996, Dr. Cable also has held positions as our Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Technology and Operations. Dr. Cable has over 25 years of experience in semiconductor research, development, and production, including management positions with Hughes Microelectronics Center, Hughes Technology Center and TRW Inc. Dr. Cable received a B.S. from the University of California, Riverside and a M.S.E.E. and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.
John H. Allen
has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2006. Since November 2007, Mr. Allen has served as Vice President Administration of Cohu, Inc., a supplier of test handling, burn-in, and thermal solutions used by the global semiconductor industry, microwave communications, and video equipment. From June 1995 until November 2007, Mr. Allen served as Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Cohu, Inc. Prior to joining Cohu, Mr. Allen held various positions with Ernst & Young LLP from 1976 until June 1995 and had been a partner with that firm since 1987. Mr. Allen received a B.A. and an M.B.A. from Michigan State University. Mr. Allen's experience as a C.P.A. with Ernst & Young LLP and as Chief Financial Officer of Cohu, Inc. led to the conclusion that he should serve as a director.
has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2008. Since January 2008, Mr. Belk has served as Managing Director of ICT168 Capital, LLC, focused on developing and guiding global growth opportunities in the information and communication technology space. Prior to founding ICT168 Capital, Mr. Belk spent nearly 14 years with QUALCOMM Incorporated, a developer and provider of digital wireless communications products and services, where he held various positions including Senior Vice President, Global Marketing. Mr. Belk also serves on the board of InterDigital, Inc., a designer and developer of digital wireless technologies for use in digital cellular and wireless IEEE 802-related products and networks. He also serves on the board of the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance, a think tank connecting global leaders in healthcare and wireless technology. Mr. Belk received a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Irvine. Mr. Belk's marketing and management experience with wireless technology companies led to the conclusion that he should serve as a director.
has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2007. Since September 2001, Mr. D'Addario has served as Senior Managing Director of Palisades Ventures, a venture capital fund making growth stage investments in information technology, communications, and media technology companies. Prior to co-founding Palisades Ventures, Mr. D'Addario was a member of the Media/Telecom Group of Credit Suisse First Boston, which acquired Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette at the time Mr. D'Addario was a Managing Director and member of the investment committee of the DLJ New Economy Fund. Mr. D'Addario received a B.A. from Boston College, a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, and a J.D. from Villanova Law School. Mr. D'Addario's six years of legal practice and 18 years of investment banking experience as well as his relationship with Palisades Ventures, one of our largest stockholders, led to the conclusion that he should serve as a director.
Gary A. Monetti
has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2005. Since 2004 Mr. Monetti has worked as an industry consultant and advisor to various private venture businesses. Mr. Monetti worked with Sawtek Inc., a manufacturer of RF SAW filters, from 1982 to 2004, where he held various positions including Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Vice President of Engineering, Chief Operating Officer, President, Chief Executive Officer, and, following the acquisition of Sawtek by TriQuint Semiconductor, in 2001, President of the Sawtek Division. Mr. Monetti has also served on the board of directors of Sawtek and a number of private companies.
Mr. Monetti received a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from Rollins College. Mr. Monetti's 22-year career at Sawtek, during which he helped lead the company in numerous operational and strategic initiatives (including Sawtek's initial public offering and two subsequent public offerings), led to the conclusion that he should serve as a director.
has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2007. Mr. Pavey joined Morgenthaler Ventures, a venture capital and private equity firm, in 1969 and has been a Partner there since 1971. From 1990 to 1992, Mr. Pavey served as volunteer President and then Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association. His major current focus is on wireless markets as well as semiconductors, materials and devices. Mr. Pavey also serves on the boards of a number of private companies, including CLK Design Automation, Inc., OmniPV, Inc., and R2 Semiconductor. Mr. Pavey received a B.S. from The College of William & Mary, an M.S. from Columbia University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. Mr. Pavey's extensive experience in private equity, venture capital, and as a member of the boards of directors of a number of private companies and several past public companies as well as his relationship with Morgenthaler Partners, one of our largest stockholders, led to the conclusion that he should serve as a director.
has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2010. Since July 2010, Mr. Schlachte has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of directors of Ventiva Corporation. Mr. Schlachte served on the board of MOSAID Technologies a leading licensor of semiconductor intellectual property. He was its Chairman until its sale in December 2011. From February 2004 to May 2009, Mr. Schlachte was President and Chief Executive Officer of ARC International, a provider of configurable processor technology to semiconductor companies worldwide. He has more than twenty five years of experience in the semiconductor industry, including Chief Executive Officer roles at global fabless semiconductor and IP companies and executive positions at Motorola and ARM Holdings plc. At ARM, he established its North American operations and secured strategic relationships with semiconductor and system companies in the U.S. Mr. Schlachte received a B.S. from Clemson University. Mr. Schlachte's recent experience as a director of other companies, coupled with his significant experience in semiconductor intellectual property and licensing, led to the conclusion that he should serve as a director.
has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2004. Mr. Sherwin has been a Senior Managing Director of Ridgewood Capital Management, LLC since 1999. During his career, Mr. Sherwin also spent over twenty years at IBM and Motorola, Inc. in various marketing and management roles, including establishing the West Coast office of Motorola's venture capital business. Mr. Sherwin has authored two books and has been granted eight patents. Mr. Sherwin is a member of the boards of directors of Scintera Networks, Inc., Ethertronics, Inc., NRG Dynamix, and Pixim, Inc. Mr. Sherwin received a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley. Mr. Sherwin's extensive experience in corporate governance and venture capital as well as his relationship with Ridgewood Peregrine, one of our largest stockholders, led to the conclusion that he should serve as a director.
has served as a director since November 2010. Mr. Thornley served as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Callaway Golf Company, a golf equipment manufacturer, from June 2011 to March 5, 2012. He was employed by QUALCOMM Inc. from March 1994 to June 2005, serving as Chief Financial Officer from March 1994 to July 2001, Chief Financial and Operating Officer from July 2001 to February 2002, and President and Chief Operating Officer from February 2002 to June 2005. Prior to joining QUALCOMM, he was with Nortel Networks, a telecommunications equipment manufacturer, for 16 years in various financial and information systems management positions, including Vice President Finance and IS, Public Networks, Vice President Finance, NT World Trade, and Corporate Controller, Nortel Limited. He has also worked for Coopers and Lybrand in public accounting. Mr. Thornley is a director of Callaway Golf, Cavium Networks Inc., a semiconductor company enabling intelligent network applications, Transdel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a development stage pharmaceutical company, Proximetry, Inc., a network software company, Public Wireless Inc., a wireless infrastructure company, Basho Technologies Inc., a database software company, TipCity Inc., a software company focused on the restaurant industry, and Gorgon Media LLC, a specialized investment company. Mr. Thornley received his B.Sc. from the University of Manchester, England and qualified as a chartered accountant in England and Wales. Mr. Thornley's experience as a chief financial officer, chief operating officer and director, as well as his experience in the semiconductor industry, led to the conclusion he should serve as a director.