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ISSI Board of Directors


Jimmy S.M. Lee

Inside Director

Mr. Lee has served as our Executive Chairman since April 2008. He served as our Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and a director from October 1988, when he co-founded ISSI, until March 2008. He resumed the role of President in November 2005 until December 2007. From 1985 to 1988, Mr. Lee was engineering manager at International CMOS Technology, a semiconductor company, and from 1983 to 1985, he was a design manager at Signetics Corporation, a semiconductor company. He has served as a director of Chrontel, a video optics company, since July 1995 and as a director of Alpha & Omega Semiconductor, Inc., a developer of advanced power semiconductor solutions, from March 2006 through January 2010. Mr. Lee holds an M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University and a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University.

Chairman of the Board
Strategy/M&A Committee Chairman

Scott D. Howarth

Inside Director

Mr. Howarth has served as our Chief Executive Officer since April 2008, as a director since October 2008, and as our President since December 2007. He also served as our Chief Financial Officer from February 2006 until May 2008. From September 2001 to February 2006, Mr. Howarth was the Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer of Chrontel, Inc., a video optics company. Prior to joining Chrontel, Mr. Howarth was with Securecom Networks, a start-up that was acquired. From 1984 to 2000, he was employed with Intel Corporation in both finance and operation positions, and held several group controller positions in the company. Mr. Howarth holds an MBA degree in Finance and a B.S. degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Idaho.

Kong Yeu Han

Inside Director

Mr. Han has served as our Vice Chairman since May 2005 and as a director since August 2005. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Circuit Solution Inc. ("ICSI") from January 1999 to May 2005. Mr. Han was a co-founder of ISSI and served as ISSI's Executive Vice President from April 1995 to December 1998, as Vice President from December 1988 to March 1995, and as General Manager, ISSI-Taiwan from September 1990 to December 1998. Mr. Han holds an M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University.

Paul Chien

Independent Director

Mr. Chien has served as one of our directors since January 2008. Since December 2006, Mr. Chien has been Chairman of KISmart Corporation, an industrial technology company. From October 2006 to September 2009, Mr. Chien was Chairman of Global Testing Corporation (Taiwan), a semiconductor testing company. From 1995 to 2006, Mr. Chien was Vice President and then Chairman and President of Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation, a semiconductor foundry. Mr. Chien also held various engineering and managerial positions at Intel Corporation, a semiconductor company, from 1982 to 1988, and at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation ("TSMC"), a semiconductor foundry, from 1988 to 1995. Mr. Chien received a M.S. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He serves on the Board of Directors of Yageo Corporation (TAIEX).

Compensation Committee Member
Strategy/M&A Committee Member

Jonathan Khazam

Independent Director

Mr. Khazam has served as one of our directors since March 2008. He joined Intel Corporation in 1991 and is currently Vice President and General Manager of the Visual & Parallel Computing Group. From 2005 to 2010, he served as general manager of the Manageability and Middleware Division. From 1999 to 2005, he served as general manager of Intel's software development tools and was promoted to Vice President in 2004. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Khazam was Marketing Director for Graphics in Intel's Microprocessor Products Group, from 1994 to 1996, he was the Strategic and Technical Marketing Manager for the Pentium Processor Division, and from 1991 to 1994, he was a Product Manager in Intel's Mobile Computing Group. Prior to joining Intel, he held marketing and product development positions at EIP Microwave, a test instrumentation company, and Hewlett-Packard. Mr. Khazam has an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley Haas School of Business and a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University.

Compensation Committee Member

Keith McDonald

Independent Director

Mr. McDonald has served as one of our directors since December 2006. Mr. McDonald is currently an independent consultant. Mr. McDonald was a Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Alien Technologies from 2004 through 2006. Prior to Alien, Mr. McDonald was a Corporate Vice President of global accounts and relationship management at Solectron, a leading provider of electronics manufacturing and supply chain services. Before Solectron, Mr. McDonald spent ten years at Samsung Semiconductor as a Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing and a member of the Board of Directors.

Audit Committe Member
Nominating and Governance Committee Member

Stephen Pletcher

Independent Director

Mr. Pletcher has served as one of our directors since March 2008. He is a retired executive with over 30 years of experience in the technology industry. In particular, from April 1996 to September 2006, he served as Managing Director, North American Operations for Vanguard International Semiconductor, a semiconductor foundry, and from June 1993 to April 1996, he worked for IBM Microelectronics in various capacities including Director, Eastern Area Sales and as a consultant. Prior to joining IBM, for over 25 years, he held a variety of management positions in the semiconductor industry including Vice President, Sales of Signetics Company, a division of Phillips Corporation, Vice President and Managing Director of North American Operations for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, General Manager, Sales Department for General Electric Semiconductor, Vice President of RCA Solid State, and Vice President, Sales of Harris Semiconductor. He holds a B.S. degree in business administration from California State College.

Compensation Committee Chairman
Nominating and Governance Committee Member

Bruce A. Wooley

Independent Director

Dr. Wooley has served as one of our directors since September 2002. Since 2000, Dr. Wooley has been the Hancock Professor of Engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. From 1999 to 2008, Dr. Wooley served as Chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. From 1993 to 1999, Dr. Wooley was Director of the Integrated Circuits Laboratory at Stanford University. He has been a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University since 1984 and was a member of the research staff at Bell Laboratories, a telecommunications company, from 1970 to 1984. Dr. Wooley has also served as a director of Chrontel, a video optics company, since 1989. Dr. Wooley holds Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

Audit Committee Member
Nominating and Governance Committee Chairman

John Zimmerman

Independent Director

Mr. Zimmerman has served as one of our directors since January 2008. Since August 2009, Dr. Zimmerman has been an associate professor at Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates and in December 2010 was appointed Director of Graduate Programs, College of Business. From July 2005 to July 2009, Dr. Zimmerman taught M.B.A. courses in entrepreneurship, finance and accounting at the University of Southern Nevada and, from September 2003 to July 2005, he taught as an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management. In addition, since 2003 and from 1996 to 1999, he has been a principal of his own consulting business, CFO Solutions, serving high technology public and private companies. From 1999 to 2003, he was Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Administration for iSuppli Corporation, a provider of supply chain and market intelligence services. From 1992 to 1996, he was Chief Financial Officer for Level One Communications, a semiconductor company. He worked at Intel Corporation from 1984 to 1992, where he held a number of senior financial positions such as director of finance and administration for Asia and controller for the semiconductor products group. He holds a B.B.A. degree in business administration from Ohio University, an M.B.A. degree from Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio), and a doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University (Malibu, California), with a specialization in Entrepreneurship.

Audit Committee Chairman
Strategy/M&A Committee Member

 

Board of Directors Audit Compensation Nomination Litigation Strategy/M&A
Jimmy Lee
(Chairman of the Board)
inside Chairman
Scott Howarth inside
Kong Yeu Han inside  
Paul Chien independent   x   x
Jonathan Khazam independent   x
Keith McDonald independent x   x x  
Stephen Pletcher independent Chairman x
Bruce Wooley independent x   Chairman x  
John Zimmerman independent Chairman x