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.
Mr. Bock joined Silicon Labs’ board of directors in 2000 and was appointed CFO in 2006. He retired from Silicon Labs’ management team in 2011, returning as interim CFO in early 2013. Mr. Bock brings more than 30 years of experience spanning finance, operations and sales. Prior to joining Silicon Labs, he was president and chief executive officer of DAZEL Corporation. Prior to DAZEL, Mr. Bock served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Tivoli Systems, CFO and senior vice president of sales of Convex Computer Corporation and spent nine years in various finance roles at Texas Instruments, including vice president and controller of TI’s data systems group. Mr. Bock 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. Lazar is currently the Chief Financial Officer of GoPro, a leading provider of wearable and mountable camera equipment. 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 a certified public accountant and holds a B.S. in commerce with an emphasis in accounting from Santa Clara 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.
Mr. Bogen is a 20-year semiconductor veteran and one of the inventors of the successful AVR microcontroller product. He is currently the chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of Novelda AS, a privately held technology company based in Norway specializing in smart sensors for proximity and presence detection based on proprietary ultra-high-resolution impulse radar chip technology. Prior to Novelda, he was chief marketing officer of Energy Micro AS until it was acquired by Silicon Labs in July 2013. Mr. Bogen held various management positions at Atmel Corporation, including managing director of the AVR business unit from 1995 to 2009, vice president of corporate marketing from 2009 to 2011 and chief marketing officer from 2011 to 2013. He began his career at Nordic VLSI in Norway. Mr. Bogen holds a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Norwegian University of Science and Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and computing engineering from Trondheim University College.
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