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Necip Sayiner
President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director

Dr. Necip Sayiner joined Intersil as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director in March 2013. Prior to joining Intersil, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer, and director of Silicon Laboratories from September 2005 to April 2012. Prior to joining Silicon Laboratories, Mr. Sayiner held various leadership positions at Agere Systems Inc., which included Executive Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise and Networking Division from August 2004 to September 2005; and Vice President and General Manager, Networking ICs Division from March 2002 to August 2004.

Mr. Sayiner holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Physics from Bosphorus University in Turkey, an M.S. in Engineering from Southern Illinois University, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.


James V. Diller
Director

Mr. Diller has been a Director since May 2002. He served as Interim President and CEO of Intersil from December 9, 2012 to March 13, 2013. Mr. Diller is a retired Chairman of the Board of Elantec Semiconductor, Inc., a post he held from 1997 to May 2002. Mr. Diller served as a Director of Elantec Semiconductor, Inc. from 1986 to May 2002 when Elantec was acquired by Intersil. From November 1998 to July 2000, he served as Elantec’s President and CEO. Mr. Diller is a founder of PMC-Sierra, Inc., a company that engages in the design, development, marketing, and support of communications semiconductors, storage semiconductors, and microprocessors and was its President and CEO from 1983 to 1997; he is currently Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. In addition, Mr. Diller became Chairman of the Board of Avago Technologies Limited, a global manufacturer of optoelectronics and analog interface components, in January 2010 and previously served on the Board of Avago since December 2005. He was a Director of Sierra Wireless, Inc. from 1993 through 2003. Mr. Diller's qualifications to serve as a Director include his extensive analog IC company management experience in positions such as Chairman of the Board, CEO, President and General Manager, and his experience as a product development engineer.


Robert Conn, PhD
Director

Dr. Conn has been one of the Company’s Directors since April 2000. Dr. Conn was appointed President and director of the Kavli Foundation, a philanthropic organization, in April 2009. Dr. Conn has been President of Conn Engineering & Consulting, Inc. since 2002. In addition, he has been a Professor, Emeritus, at the University of California, San Diego since 2004. From 2002 to 2008, Dr. Conn was Managing Director of Enterprise Partners Venture Capital. From 1994 to July 2002, Dr. Conn was the Dean of the Jacobs School of Engineering, University of California, San Diego, and the Walter J. Zable Endowed Chair in Engineering. Dr. Conn served on the Board of Directors of ChipPAC, Inc. from 2002 through 2004, and on the Board of Directors of STATS ChipPAC, Inc. from 2004 through 2007. Presently, he is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and also serves on the Board of Directors of several privately-held companies. 


Gary E. Gist
Director

Mr. Gist has served as a Director since the Company's inception in August 1999 and as Chairman of the Board from May 2005 until December 2012. Mr. Gist has served as vice president of Palomar Display Products, a privately held company that engages in the development and integration of displays and computer systems for demanding applications used in harsh environments, since January 2009. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Palomar Display Products since May 2009. From 1995 to 2008, Mr. Gist served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Palomar Technological Companies. Mr. Gist also serves on the Board of Directors of a privately-held company.


Mercedes Johnson
Director

Ms. Johnson has been one of the Company's Directors since August 2005. Ms. Johnson was previously the Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Avago Technologies from November 2005 until her retirement in August 2008. Prior to her employment with Avago, Ms. Johnson worked for Lam Research Corporation, serving as its Senior Vice President of Finance from June 2004 to January 2005, and as its Chief Financial Officer from April 1997 to May 2004. Ms. Johnson has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Micron Technology, Inc. since June 2005 and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Juniper Networks since May 2011.  She also served on the Board of Directors for Storage Technology Corporation from January 2004 to August 2005.


Greg Lang
Director

Mr. Lang has been one of the Company’s Directors since February 2006. Mr. Lang has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of PMC-Sierra, Inc., a company that engages in the design, development, market and support of semiconductor solutions for storage, mobile and optical networks, since May 2008. In March 2008, Mr. Lang resigned his position as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Integrated Device Technology Inc. (“IDT”). Mr. Lang joined IDT as President in October 2001, was appointed Chief Executive Officer in January 2003 and elected to the IDT Board of Directors in September 2003. Prior to joining IDT, Mr. Lang held the position of Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s platform networking group. Previously he managed Intel’s Ethernet, storage I/O processing, home networking and broadband businesses.


Donald Macleod
Chairman

Mr. Macleod has been the Company's Chairman of the Board since December 2012. Mr. Macleod joined Intersil’s Board on September 4, 2012. Mr. Macleod served as President and Chief Executive Officer of National Semiconductor Corporation, a $1.5 billion analog semiconductor company, from November 2009 to September 2011, when National Semiconductor was acquired by Texas Instruments. Mr. Macleod joined National Semiconductor in 1978 and served in a variety of executive positions prior to becoming CEO, including Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. He served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of National Semiconductor from May 2010 to September 2011 and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Avago Technologies Limited, a designer, developing and global supplier of a broad range of analog semiconductor devices, a position he has held since November 2007. Mr. Macleod also serves on the Board of Directors of a privately-held company. Mr. Macleod holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and an honorary Doctor of the University degree from the University of Stirling in Scotland. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.


Jan Peeters
Director

Mr. Peeters has been one of the Company’s Directors since April 2000. Mr. Peeters is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Olameter Inc., a meter asset and data management company, which he formed in 1998. He presently serves, since 1998, as Chairman of Cogeco Inc. and Cogeco Cable Inc., publicly-traded Canadian companies in the areas of broadcasting and cable. He also serves as Chairman, since 1999, on the Board of iNovia Capital, a venture capital company. In addition, Mr. Peeters serves as Chairman, since 2009, on the Board of GGFI, a small-cap financing company. Mr. Peeters served as Governor of McGill University from 1999 to 2009. He also served on the Board of Directors of Call-Net, a publicly-traded Canadian telecommunications company, from 1999 to 2002. He was previously founder, vice-chairman, president and CEO of Fonorola Inc., a facilities-based long-distance telephone company from 1988 to 1998, at which time it was acquired by Call-Net Enterprises Inc.


Robert Pokelwaldt
Director

Mr. Pokelwaldt has been one of the Company’s Directors since April 2000. Mr. Pokelwaldt was previously Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of YORK International Corporation, a manufacturer of air conditioning and cooling systems from January 1993 until his retirement in October 1999. While at YORK International Corporation, he also served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director from June 1991 to January 1993 and was President and Chief Operating Officer from January 1990 to June 1991. Mr. Pokelwaldt retired from the Board of Directors of Carpenter Tech in May 2004 and he retired from the Board of Directors of Mohawk Industries, Inc. in May 2011.


James A. Urry
Director

Mr. Urry has been one of the Company’s Directors since the Company’s inception in August 1999. Mr. Urry has served as Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner at Augusta Columbia Capital Group LLC since May 2011.  Prior to this, Mr. Urry was a Partner at Court Square Capital Partners, a private equity firm from July 2007 to May 2011.  Court Square Capital Partners was established as a result of a spin-off from Citigroup Venture Capital Ltd. In 2007.  Previously, Mr. Urry was a Partner at Citigroup Venture Capital Ltd. from 1989 to 2006. Mr. Urry served on the Board of Lyris, Inc. from June 2007 to August 2011. He also served as a Director of AMI Semiconductor prior to the merger of AMI and ON Semiconductor on March 12, 2008. 

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