Board of Directors
Chairman 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 public 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.
President & Chief Executive Officer of Xilinx, Inc.
Mr. Peng joined the Company in April 2008 and was appointed to the Board in October 2017. He currently serves as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Peng has over 30 years of experience defining and bringing to market leadership FPGAs, All Programmable SoCs, GPUs, high performance microprocessors and chip sets, and microprocessor IP products. He served as Chief Operating Officer from April 2017 to January 2018 and oversaw the Company’s Global Sales, Product & Vertical Marketing, Product Development, and Global Operations & Quality functions. In another prior role as Executive Vice President & General Manager of Products of the Company, Mr. Peng led the definition, development, and product marketing of the Company’s portfolio of products and differentiated technologies – resulting in three consecutive generations of core product leadership and significant industry breakouts in integration and programming. Before joining the Company, Mr. Peng served as corporate vice president of the graphics products group (GPG) silicon engineering with AMD, where he also served as a key leader for AMD's central silicon engineering team supporting graphics, console game products, CPU chipset and consumer business units. Prior to that, Mr. Peng held executive and engineering leadership roles at TZero Technologies, MIPS Technologies, SGI and Digital Equipment Corp. Mr. Peng earned a BSEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. He holds four U.S. patents.
Mr. Gillai joined the Company's Board in May 2016. He has over 25 years’ experience in the technology sector, and currently advises startups focused on the communications and enterprise space. From September 2015 until Nov 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 Hewlett-Packard's (HP) Cloud business. 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.
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 served as a Director on the Board 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.
Mary Louise (ML) Krakauer
Ms. Krakauer joined the Company’s Board in October 2017. She retired as the Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer of Dell Corporation in January 2017, where she was responsible for global IT, including all operations and integration activity. She also served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer of EMC Corporation in 2016. 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 2012 to 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. Previously, she held leadership roles at Hewlett-Packard Corporation, Compaq Computer Corporation, and Digital Equipment Corporation. Ms. Krakauer serves on the Board of Mercury Systems, Inc.
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.
J. Michael Patterson
Mr. Patterson joined the Company’s Board in October 2005. Mr. Patterson was employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), a public accounting firm, from 1970 until retirement in 2001. The positions he held during his 31-year career at PWC include chair of the national high tech practice, chair of the semiconductor tax practice, department chair for PWC’s Silicon Valley tax practice and managing partner of PWC’s Silicon Valley office. Mr. Patterson serves on a few boards of private companies and advises charitable organizations.
Albert "Rocky" Pimentel
Mr. Pimentel joined the Company's Board in August 2010. Mr. Pimentel was most recently an Executive Vice President for Seagate Technology PLC, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of storage devices, until October 2016. Mr. Pimentel held various executive positions at Seagate, including as President, Global Markets & Customers from October 2013 to January 2016, and Executive Vice President, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer from April 2011 until October 2013. Mr. Pimentel also served on Seagate’s board of directors from March 2009 until April 2011. From May 2008 to August 2010, Mr. Pimentel served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for McAfee, Inc., a consumer and enterprise digital security products company. Mr. Pimentel is also on the boards of directors of Imperva, Inc., a security software company, and Lifelock, Inc., an identity theft protection company.
Marshall C. Turner
Mr. Turner joined the Company's Board in March 2007. He is chairman of the board of directors of the AB Funds, a $60 billion family of 110 mutual funds. Mr. Turner served as CEO of Dupont Photomasks, Inc., a manufacturer of photomasks for semiconductor chip fabrication between 2003 and 2006, as Chairman from 2003 until the company's acquisition in 2005 - as well as interim Chairman and CEO in 1999-2000. In addition, from 2007 to 2014, Mr. Turner served as a member of the board of directors of SunEdison, Inc., a manufacturer of silicon wafers for semiconductor and solar power applications, and solar power plant developer. He is also chairman of the board of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.
Ms. Vanderslice joined the Company’s Board in December 2000. Ms. Vanderslice serves as a consultant for the KC Group, a financial advisory firm focused on the Chinese market, and has been on the Board of Trustees of Boston College since 2010. 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.