Board of Directors
Dennis SegersChairman of the Board of Xilinx, Inc.
Mr. Segers joined the Company’s Board in October 2015 and was named Chairman of the Board in November 2015. He works as a technology consultant and strategy advisor to companies in a variety of high tech markets. Mr. Segers currently also serves on the boards of Parade Technologies, Ltd, a publicly-traded fabless semiconductor company. Previously, he was CEO of Tabula, lnc., an innovative programmable logic solutions provider, delivering breakthrough capabilities for challenging systems applications. Prior to Tabula he served as president, CEO, and director of Matrix Semiconductor, a pioneer of three-dimensional integrated circuits, a first in the history of semiconductor technology. At Matrix, Dennis oversaw the transition of the company from the early technology feasibility phase to high volume production, culminating in the acquisition of the company by SanDisk in January 2006. From 1994 through 2001 Mr. Segers was an employee of Xilinx, serving in a variety of leadership roles including Senior Vice President and GM of the FPGA product groups. Mr. Segers also serves on the Board of AnDAPT, Inc., a privately-held developer of on-demand power management solutions.Independent DirectorChairman of the Board
Mr. Peng joined the Company in April 2008 and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer, a position he has held since January 2018. He joined the Board in October 2017. From April 2017 to January 2018, Mr. Peng served as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer. From July 2014 to April 2017, he served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Products. From May 2013 through July 2014, Mr. Peng served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Programmable Platforms Group. From May 2012 through April 2013, he served as Senior Vice President of the Programmable Platforms Group. From November 2008 through April 2012, he served as Senior Vice President of the Programmable Platforms Development Group. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Peng served as Corporate Vice President, Graphics Product Group at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), a provider of processing solutions, from November 2005 to April 2008. Prior to joining AMD, Mr. Peng served in a variety of executive engineering positions at companies in the semiconductor and processor industries.
Mr. Chitkara joined the Company’s Board in August 2018. From September 1984 to his retirement in June 2018, Mr. Chitkara held a variety of positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”), a public accounting firm, most recently serving as partner and Global Technology Industry Leader. He also previously served as PwC’s Global Semiconductor Industry Leader. During his tenure at PwC, he held a number of additional leadership positions, including membership of the Audit Quality Board and Leader of the Global Assurance TICE (Technology, Information, Communication, Entertainment and Media) Practice.Financial ExpertIndependent Director
Mr. Gillai joined the Company's Board in May 2016. He has over 25 years of experience in the technology sector, and currently advises startups focused on the communications and enterprise space. Mr. Gillai serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Teridion Inc., a cloud routing optimization company, a position he has held since October 2017. From September 2015 until November 2016, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise's Communications Solutions Business. From October 2012 until September 2015, Mr. Gillai served as Senior Vice President, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of the Cloud business of Hewlett-Packard Company (HP). From May 2010 until October 2012, Mr. Gillai served as Vice President, Advanced Technology Group and Chief Technology Officer of HP Networking. Prior to HP, Mr. Gillai was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Products and Solutions for 3Com Corporation, which was acquired by HP in 2010. Mr. Gillai also has held senior management positions in engineering with Tropos Networks Inc., a provider of wireless mesh products and senior management positions in product development and operations with Enfora, Inc., a wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) company. In addition, Mr. Gillai served for seven years in a variety of leadership positions with Cisco Systems, Inc., including as Vice President of Engineering for Cisco's Wireless Networking business unit. Mr. Gillai serves on the Board of Semtech Corporation, a supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms.Independent Director
Ronald S. Jankov
Mr. Jankov joined the Company’s Board in May 2016. Mr. Jankov is Chief Executive Officer of GlobalLink1 Capital, an investment firm he founded in 2014. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Jankov served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Processors and Wireless Infrastructure for Broadcom Corporation. From 2000 to 2012, Mr. Jankov was President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of NetLogic Microsystems, Inc., a fabless provider of semiconductors for networking applications. Under Mr. Jankov’s leadership NetLogic grew from start-up, through an IPO to market leadership in network processing devices, culminating in the company’s acquisition by Broadcom for $3.7 billion. Mr. Jankov has also held executive management positions with NeoMagic Corporation, a fabless semiconductor company, Cyrix Corporation, a developer of microprocessors, and Accell Technology, a semiconductor company he founded that was later acquired by Cyrix. Mr. Jankov also served in senior management at LSI Logic, and began his career at Texas Instruments Inc. Mr. Jankov serves on the board of Knowles Corporation as well as several private companies.Independent Director
Mary Louise (ML) Krakauer
Ms. Krakauer joined the Company’s Board in October 2017. From September 2016 to December 2016, she served as Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer of Dell Corporation, where she was responsible for global IT, including all operations and integration activity. From January 2016 to September 2016, she served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer of EMC Corporation. Prior to that she served as Executive Vice President, Business Development, Global Enterprise Services for EMC in 2015 and as Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources for EMC from June 2015 to December 2015, where she was responsible for executive, leadership, and employee development, compensation and benefits, staffing and all of the people-related aspects of acquisition integration. Ms. Krakauer has also held leadership roles at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Compaq Computer Corporation, and Digital Equipment Corporation. Ms. Krakauer serves on the Board of Mercury Systems, Inc., a commercial provider of secure sensor and safety critical mission processing subsystems, and DXC Technology Company, a leading independent, end-to-end IT services company.Independent Director
Thomas H. Lee
Dr. Lee joined the Company’s Board in May 2016. Dr. Lee is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He joined the Stanford faculty in 1994 and founded the Stanford Microwave Integrated Circuits Laboratory. From April 2011 through October 2012, he served as the Director of the Microsystems Technology Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). He has also co-founded three startups: Matrix Semiconductor, Inc. (acquired by SanDisk), ZeroG Wireless (acquired by Microchip Technology) and Ayla Networks. Dr. Lee received his S.B., S.M. and doctorate of Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has written and co-authored numerous books and papers and is widely recognized for his expertise in high performance analog circuit designs and wireless communications technology. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and has been the recipient of many honors and awards including the United States Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service for his service at DARPA. He was also awarded the 2011 Ho-Am Prize in Engineering. He has been granted 65 patents.Independent Director
Jon A. Olson
Mr. Olson joined the Company’s Board in May 2020. Mr. Olson was the Company’s Chief Financial Officer from June 2005 until his retirement in July 2016. Mr. Olson served on the board of directors of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a supplier of computer networking products, from June 2018 until Mellanox was acquired by Nvidia Corporation in April 2020. He also served on the board of directors of HomeUnion, Inc., an online investment management platform dedicated to the residential real estate market, from November 2018 until November 2019 when HomeUnion was acquired by Mynd Property Management. From August 2016 to November 2018, he was an advisor to the board of directors of HomeUnion. Mr. Olson also previously served as a member of the board of directors of InvenSense, Inc., a provider of MEMS sensor platforms, from October 2011 until InvenSense was acquired by TDK Corporation in May 2017. Mr. Olson also spent more than 25 years at Intel Corporation, serving in a variety of positions from 1979 to 2005, including as vice president of finance and enterprise services, and director of finance.Independent Director
Ms. Vanderslice joined the Company’s Board in December 2000. From 1999 to 2001, Ms. Vanderslice served as a general manager of Lycos, Inc. through its acquisition and subsequent reorganization. From 1996 to 1999, Ms. Vanderslice was CEO of Wired Digital, Inc., the online-media division of Wired Ventures, Inc., and a member of the Board of both Wired Digital, Inc. and Wired Ventures, Inc. before leading the company’s acquisition by Lycos, Inc. Prior to joining Wired Digital in early 1995, Ms. Vanderslice served as a principal in the investment banking firm Sterling Payot Company, where she helped raise the capital to launch Wired Magazine, and as Vice President at H. W. Jesse & Co., a San Francisco investment banking firm. She also worked with the IBM Corporation before earning her MBA from the Harvard Business School. Ms. Vanderslice is an Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellow and was a member and officer of the Young Presidents’ Organization and the World Presidents’ Organization. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of Boston College and on the board of directors of Woods College of Advancing Studies at Boston College.Independent Director