Board of Directors
Navdeep S. Sooch co-founded Silicon Laboratories in August 1996 and has served as Chairman of the Board since our inception. Mr. Sooch served as our Chief Executive Officer from our 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 Laboratories, 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 that today represents about one third of the company. Mr. Tuttle led the 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.
Bill Bock rejoined Silicon Labs as the interim Chief Financial Officer in 2013. Bill served on the Silicon Labs Board of Directors from 2000 to 2006, before stepping down to the join the management team as CFO until 2011, when he rejoined the Board. Bill also currently serves on the Board of Entropic Communications as well as several private companies. Prior to joining Silicon Laboratories management team in 2006, Bill was a partner at venture capital firms CenterPoint Ventures and Verity Ventures. From 1997 to 1999, Bill served as President and Chief Executive Officer of DAZEL Corporation, a provider of electronic information delivery systems. After DAZEL’s acquisition by Hewlett-Packard, Bill then served as Vice President for HP until 2001. Bill served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Tivoli Systems, a client server software company, which he helped take public in 1995 and was later acquired by IBM in 1996. Prior to joining Tivoli, Bill successfully completed an IPO at Convex Computer Corporation as CFO in 1986 and then became the Senior Vice President of Sales in 1991. Prior to Convex, Bill spent nine years in various finance roles at Texas Instruments including the Vice President and Controller of the Data Systems Group. Bill holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Iowa State University and a master’s degree in industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon University.
Mr. Wood has served as a director of Silicon Laboratories 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.
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