Mohan Maheswaran joined Semtech as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in April 2006. Prior to joining Semtech, Mohan held the position of Executive Vice President, General Manager at Intersil Corporation. He joined Intersil Corporation by way of its acquisition of Elantec Semiconductor Inc. in 2002. In addition to having worked for Intersil and Elantec, he has been employed by Allayer Communications, IBM Microelectronics, Texas Instruments, Hewlett-Packard and Nortel Communications.
Mohan holds a BSEE from Surrey University and a MBA from Henley Executive Management College, both of which are located in the United Kingdom.
Chairman of the Board and Nominating and Governance Committee Chair
Chairman of the board since August 2006, Rockell Hankin has been a Director since 1988 and Vice Chairman of the Board since 1998. In addition, he serves on the Company's Finance and Nominating Committees. He is a private investor and a director of two private companies. He is also the Vice Chair of the Kavli Foundation.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Quickturn Design Systems, Inc., an electronic design automation company, from June 1993 to June 1999. Co-founded ECAD, Inc., now Cadence Design Systems, Inc., and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors 1982-1989. Director of Trident Microsystems, Inc., a company that designs, develops and markets integrated circuits. Director of several private electronics companies.
Chief Executive Officer and majority owner of Endural LLC, a manufacturer of a proprietary line of vacuum formed, high density polyethylene containers, since October 2006 and Chief Executive Officer of predecessors since 1989. Former director of Earl Scheib, Inc., an operator of retail automobile paint and body shops. Former director of Hoover Group, Inc., former parent of Endural LLC.
Bruce Edwards formerly served as the Executive Chairman of Powerwave Technologies, Inc., a leading supplier of antenna systems, base station subsystems and coverage solutions to the wireless communications industry, and has been a member of the Board of Directors of Emulex Corporation since May 2000. He has served on Powerwave's Board of Directors since joining Powerwave in February 1996 as President & CEO. He served as President of Powerwave through May 2004 and as CEO through February 2005, at which time he became Executive Chairman. Before joining Powerwave, Mr. Edwards served eleven years at AST Research, Inc, a personal computer company, where his last positions were Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director. He has also served in senior financial positions with AMDAX Corporation, a manufacturer of RF modems, and with Arthur Andersen and Co.
From August 2002 through August 2004, Chief Financial Officer of AmmoCore Technology, Inc., a provider of design implementation solutions for the rapid delivery of complex deep sub-micron system ICs. From May 2001 to August 2002, Vice President, Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer of Silicon Perspective Corp., which merged with Cadence Design Systems, one of the largest suppliers of electronic design technologies methodology services and design services. From October 1999 to May 2001, Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of Lexra, Inc., a supplier of microprocessor cores designed for the embedded system-on-a-chip market. Director of Lexra, Inc. since 1999. More than 25 years of financial management experience in the EDA and fabless semiconductor industry.
Consultant on National Security Programs to aerospace corporations, Senior Advisor to aerospace corporations, the Air Force Research Lab, Joint National Integration Facility (JNIC), the Ground Based Midcourse Ballistic Missile Defense Program Manager, and Missile Defense Agency. Vice President of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) from 1995 through January 2000, then consulting employee of SAIC until retirement in February 2004. Member of the Defense Science Board 1992 to 1995. Previously served as a consultant and advisor for Lawrence Livermore National Lab and Los Alamos National Lab. Retired from the USAF in 1990. While with the USAF, served as Commander-in-Chief (CINC) North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) Command reporting to the President and Canadian Prime Minister (1987-1990). During the same period served as CINC US Space Command. Also served as Vice Chief of Staff United States Air Force (1985-1987). Director of Sparta, Inc. and the Space Foundation.
Business consultant with Santoro Technology Associates, which provides general management, strategic planning, marketing and operations services to the computer, semiconductor, disk drive, networking and other industries. Serves on the Board of Directors of several private companies. Served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Attensity, Inc. from 2000 to 2003, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Platinum Software Corporation from 1994 to 1996, and Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Silicon Systems, Inc. from 1981 to 1994. Held senior positions at other technology companies.
Member of the Board of Directors of Headwaters, Inc., a company providing product, technology and services to the heavy construction materials, light building products and energy industries. Served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Trident Microsystems from 2007 to 2011. Held senior leadership positions at Spansion LTD, Cisco Systems, Inc. and Storagetek.