Board of Directors
Mr. Sooch co-founded Silicon Labs in August 1996 and has served as Chairman of the Board since the company's inception. Mr. Sooch served as Chief Executive Officer from the company's inception through the end of fiscal 2003 and served as interim Chief Executive Officer from April 2005 to September 2005. From March 1985 until founding Silicon Labs, Mr. Sooch held various positions at Crystal Semiconductor/Cirrus Logic, a designer and manufacturer of integrated circuits, including Vice President of Engineering, as well as Product Planning Manager of Strategic Marketing and Design Engineer. From May 1982 to March 1985, Mr. Sooch was a Design Engineer with AT&T Bell Labs. Since October 2011, Mr. Sooch has served as the CEO of Ketra, Inc., a private company in the field of solid state lighting. Mr. Sooch holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Dearborn and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Mr. Tuttle joined Silicon Labs in 1997 and helped design the company's first product, a silicon DAA, that subsequently achieved market share leadership in PC modems and allowed the company to go public in 2000. Mr. Tuttle led the marketing effort behind the company's first RF transceiver products for mobile handsets. He also spearheaded the development and market penetration strategy of the company's successful radio and TV tuner ICs, creating the Broadcast business. Mr. Tuttle led the company's Broadcast product lines until 2010 when the R&D team was consolidated under his leadership as Chief Technology Officer. He then took over as Chief Operating Officer in 2011 and was responsible for managing all of the company's business units and R&D. He became the President and CEO in 2012. Prior to joining Silicon Labs, Mr. Tuttle held senior design engineering positions at Crystal Semiconductor/Cirrus Logic and Broadcom Corporation. Mr. Tuttle holds an M.S. in electrical engineering from UCLA and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University. He has 70 patents issued or pending in the areas of RF and mixed-signal IC design.
Mr. Bock initially joined Silicon Labs' board of directors in 2000 and served as Chairman of the Audit Committee until he joined the management team and was appointed CFO in 2006. He was re-appointed to the board of directors in mid-2011. Mr. Bock stepped down from Silicon Labs employment at the end of 2011, returning as interim CFO in early 2013 and was then appointed President in mid-2013. Mr. Bock subsequently retired from the management team again in early 2016. Mr. Bock brings more than 40 years of experience spanning finance, operations and sales. From 2001 to 2006, he participated in the venture capital industry, principally as a partner with CenterPoint Ventures. Prior to his venture career, Mr. Bock held senior executive positions with three venture-backed companies, Dazel Corporation, Tivoli Systems and Convex Computer Corporation. He began his career with Texas Instruments. Mr. Bock holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Iowa State University and a M.S. degree in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University.
Mr. Lazar has served as a Director of Silicon Labs since 2013. He served as GoPro's Chief Financial Officer from 2014 through early 2016. During 2013, he was an independent business and financial consultant. Prior to that, Mr. Lazar was Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and General Manager of Qualcomm Atheros, following the acquisition of Atheros by Qualcomm in 2011. Mr. Lazar joined Atheros, a publicly traded provider of communications semiconductor solutions, in 2003 and served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Corporate Development. He also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of NetRatings, Inc., and Chief Financial Officer of Apptitude, Inc. He has held various executive positions at Electronics for Imaging and started his career at Price Waterhouse. Mr. Lazar is also a board member for Quantenna Communications, a global provider of leading-edge performance Wi-Fi solutions; eero, offering reliable home Wi-Fi solutions; Tile, a smart locations company, and thredUP, a marketplace for secondhand clothing. Mr. Lazar is a certified public accountant and holds a B.S. in commerce with an emphasis in accounting from Santa Clara University.
Mr. Lowe has served as a Director of Silicon Labs since 2017. He is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Cree, a market-leading innovator of lighting-class LEDs, lighting products and Wolfspeed™ power and radio frequency (RF) semiconductors. Previously, Mr. Lowe served as President and CEO of Freescale Semiconductor from June 2012 through December 2015, when the company was acquired by NXP. Prior to joining Freescale, Mr. Lowe served as Senior Vice President of Analog at Texas Instruments, where he also directed TI's acquisition of National Semiconductor. Previously, he served in a variety of leadership positions during his tenure with TI, which began in 1984. Mr. Lowe serves on the board of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and chairs the board's education committee. He also serves on the board of the Baylor Health Care System Foundation and of Cree. Mr. Lowe earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and graduated from the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University. He is a recipient of the Rose-Hulman Institute's Career Achievement Award, honoring his community service and semiconductor industry accomplishments.
Ms. Richardson became a Director of Silicon Labs in 2016. She is currently a Managing Director of Three Rivers Energy, an energy services company she co-founded in 2004. From February 2013 through February 2015, she also served as the Chief Operating Officer at GoPro. Previously, Ms. Richardson was an operations and management consultant for a diverse group of companies including Tesla Motors, Solaria and TouchTunes Interactive Networks. She also held a variety of executive positions at Flextronics, including vice president of strategic accounts. Ms. Richardson's early career included positions at Hughes Aircraft Ground Systems Group and Metcal. Ms. Richardson is also a board member for Zayo Group Holdings, a global provider of communications infrastructure services; SGI, a global leader in high-performance solutions for computing, data analytics and data management; and We Care Solar, a nonprofit organization providing solar-powered systems for maternity care. She holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and an Executive MBA from Pepperdine University.
Mr. Sadana has served as a Director of Silicon Labs since 2015. He is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer at Micron Technology. Previously, Mr. Sadana served as SanDisk's Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer and General Manager of Enterprise Solutions from 2015 to 2016, as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer from 2012 to 2015, and as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer from 2010 to 2012. Mr. Sadana was President of Sunrise Capital LLC, a technology and financial consulting firm, from 2008 to 2010. Mr. Sadana was also Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Freescale Semiconductor from 2004 to 2008, as well as Freescale's Chief Technology Officer from 2006 to 2007. Mr. Sadana started his career at IBM Corporation where he held several hardware design, software development, operations, strategic planning, business development and general management roles. Mr. Sadana has served on the board of directors of Second Harvest Food Bank, a 501©(3) charity, since 2014. Mr. Sadana has a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Mr. Wood has served as a Director of Silicon Labs since March 1997 and as Lead Director since December 2005. Since 1996, Mr. Wood has also served as General Partner of various funds associated with Silverton Partners, a venture capital firm. From 1984 to 2003, Mr. Wood was a General Partner, and for certain funds created since 1996, a special limited partner, of various funds associated with Austin Ventures, a venture capital firm. Mr. Wood holds a B.A. in History from Brown University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.