Management


Mohan Maheswaran
President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Maheswaran joined the Company in April 2006 as President and Chief Executive Officer. He was Executive Vice President and General Manager of Intersil Corporation (“Intersil”), a company that designs and manufactures analog semiconductors, from June 2002 until March 2006, responsible for managing and overseeing the design, development, applications and marketing functions for Intersil’s Analog Signal Processing Business unit. From June 2001 to May 2002, he was Vice President of Marketing, Business Development and Corporate Strategy for Elantec Semiconductor, Inc., a company that designed and manufactured analog integrated circuits before its acquisition by Intersil in May 2002. He was Vice President of Business Development and Corporate Strategy of Elantec Semiconductor from January 2001 to June 2001. Mr. Maheswaran has also been employed by Allayer Communications, a communications integrated circuit startup company acquired by Broadcom Corporation; IBM Microelectronics; Texas Instruments Incorporated; Hewlett-Packard Company and Nortel Communications.

Mr. Maheswaran holds a BSEE from Surrey University and a MBA from Henley Executive Management College, both of which are located in the United Kingdom.

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Emeka Chukwu
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
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Mr. Chukwu has been our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since February 2014. Prior to his promotion, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since August 2011. He previously served as the Company’s Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from November 2006. He previously had been employed in various financial positions at Intersil Corporation, a company that designs and manufactures analog semiconductors, since 2002. His most recent position at Intersil was Vice President, Finance, in which capacity he served since February 2006 with responsibility for all financial management affairs of the corporation’s business units and worldwide operations. He served as the Controller of Intersil’s Analog Signal Processing Group and Worldwide Operations from May 2002 through January 2006, responsible for financial planning, budget management, and related financial oversight functions. From July 1997 through April 2002, he was the Corporate Controller of Elantec Semiconductor, Inc., a manufacturer of analog integrated circuits that was acquired by Intersil in 2002.

Mr. Chukwu holds a Bachelor’s Degree and MBA in Accounting from Woodbury University.

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Charles B. Ammann
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
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Mr. Ammann joined the Company in January 2014 as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Ammann served as the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of publicly-traded United Online, Inc. where he had been since August 2006. Before working for United Online, Mr. Ammann served as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of publicly-traded TV Guide, Inc. from 1999 until its acquisition by Gemstar International Group Limited, at which time Mr. Ammann’s responsibilities expanded as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of the combined Gemstar-TV Guide International entity. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Ammann served as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, and oversaw the administrative operations, of publicly-traded United Video Satellite Group, Inc. From 1990 to 1996, Mr. Ammann held the position of Vice President of Administration and General Counsel of Flint Industries, Inc., a privately-owned conglomerate based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Ammann was an attorney at the law firm Gable & Gotwals, from 1980 to 1990, and was a partner for his last five years with that firm.

Mr. Ammann received his B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame with a double major in Finance and Management, graduated magna cum laude, and was the recipient of the prestigious Hamilton Award for Management. He received his J.D. from the University of Oklahoma where he served as Editor of the Oklahoma Law Review, and his M.B.A. from the University of Tulsa.

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Jean-Paul Bardyn
Chief Technolgy Officer and Vice President R&D, Wireless and Sensing Product Group
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Jean-Paul Bardyn was appointed Chief Technical Officer (CTO) in November 2011 and Vice President R&D of the Advanced Communications and Sensing Business Unit in June 2007. He joined Semtech as the result of the 2005 acquisition of XEMICS S.A., a spin-off of the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He co-founded XEMICS in 1997 and served as its Vice President R&D, leading developments in ultra-low power analog, radio frequency (RF) and digital integrated circuits (IC). From 1994 to 1997, he served as R&D Director of CSEM's IC Design Unit research group. Prior to joining CSEM, he served as Technical Director of Mixed Silicon Structures S.A., which he co-founded in 1990 in Roubaix, France.

Jean-Paul graduated in 1983 as an Engineer in Microelectronics from Institut Supérieur d'Electronique du Nord, Lille, France and holds a PhD from University of Lille, France.

 
Gary Beauchamp
Executive Vice President and General Manager, Signal Integrity Product Group
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Mr. Beauchamp has been our Executive Vice President and General Manager, Signal Integrity Products Group since February 2014. Prior to his promotion, he was Senior Vice President and General Manager, Signal Integrity Products Group. Mr. Beauchamp was appointed Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Gennum Products Group in March 2012, following Semtech’s acquisition of Gennum Corporation and held that title until December 2013. Mr. Beauchamp’s group provides high-performance analog solutions to the video broadcast, video surveillance, and data communications markets. Prior to his role at Semtech, Mr. Beauchamp was Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mixed Signal and Optical Products, for Gennum Corporation, which he joined in 2000. Between 1990 and 2000, Mr. Beauchamp held several management positions at COM DEV International.

Mr. Beauchamp graduated with distinction from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1981 and graduated with honors from the University of Toronto with a Masters of Applied Science in Aerospace Engineering in 1984. He holds three U.S. patents in satellite communications and inter-satellite links.

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Simon Brown
Vice President & General Manager, Power and High Reliability Product Group
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Mr. Brown was promoted to Vice President and General Manager of the Power and High-Reliability Products Group in November 2016. Prior to his promotion, he was Vice President and General Manager of the High-Reliability Products Group since July 2014. Mr. Brown was Vice President, Test & Product Engineering from November 2009 to July 2014, and prior to that, held various other management positions within the Power Management and Communications Products Groups. Mr. Brown joined Semtech in 2000 and was part of the Communications Products Group located in the United Kingdom. After four years, he joined the Power Products Group and relocated to Semtech’s headquarters office in Camarillo, California. Prior to Semtech, Mr. Brown worked for Credence Corporation and Philips Semiconductors.

Mr. Brown has a degree in electronics from Southampton Solent University U.K. and is a graduate of the Executive Program of UCLA Anderson School of Management.

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Mark Costello
Vice President and General Manager, Protection Product Group
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Mr. Costello has been our Vice President and General Manager of the Protection Products Group since March 2015. He held the position of Vice President of Engineering for Protection Products from June 2013. Prior to this appointment, he held the position of Director of Product Development. He joined the Company in 1996 and held several engineering and operations positions including Plant Manager for the Semtech Corpus Christi wafer fabrication plant and Operations Manager during the transition to fabless manufacturing. Prior to joining the Company, he developed advanced materials for optical and electronic applications at GEC-Marconi’s research laboratories in Caswell, England.

Mr. Costello holds a BSc(Hons) degree in Physical Science from Paisley College of Technology, Paisley, Scotland and is a graduate of the Executive Program of UCLA Anderson School of Management.

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Sharon Faltemier
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
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Ms. Faltemier has been our Senior Vice President, Human Resources since February 2014. Ms. Faltemier joined the Company in January 2013 and was appointed Vice President, Human Resources. Prior to Semtech, she served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources for DTS, Inc., a consumer electronics licensing company from 2006 to 2012. Prior to DTS she was Sr. Vice President, Human Resources for Capstone Turbine Corporation from 2003 to 2006. Her more than 30 years of experience in the human resources field and business operations includes positions with Tyco International Ltd., Proctor & Gamble Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation and Boeing Company.

Ms. Faltemier has a Degree in Chemical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley and certifications in Executive Management and Finance from Harvard and Wharton.

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James Kim
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing
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Mr. Kim became Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales in November 2009. Mr. Kim was appointed Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing in February 2007, after serving as Vice President of Global Handset Sales since March 2004. He was Director of Sales and Marketing for Korea and Japan from April 2000 to March 2004. He was Marketing Manager from May 1997 to April 2000. He has also held various engineering positions since beginning his employment with the Company in 1986.

Mr. Kim earned a B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering from UCLA.

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Marc Pégulu
Vice President and General Manager, Wireless and Sensing Product Group
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Mr. Pégulu has been our Vice President and General Manager of the Wireless and Sensing Products Group since June 2015. He held the position of Vice President of Wireless and Sensing Products from June 2014. Prior to this appointment, he held the position of Director of Marketing and Applications. Mr. Pégulu joined the Company in March 2006 and was involved in several key technology initiatives, including LoRa Wireless and Software Defined Modem technologies. Prior to joining the Company, he held positions in chips and systems development at Thomson CSF, Thales, ATMEL, and DibCom in France and China.

Mr. Pégulu holds a Master of Science degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from Institut National Polytechnique of Grenoble, France and is a graduate of the Executive MBA program of ESCP Europe.

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Asaf Silberstein
Senior Vice President Operations and Information Technology
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Mr. Silberstein is Senior Vice President, Worldwide Operations and Information Technology. His role was expanded in November 2016 to include the area of Information Technology. Mr. Silberstein was promoted to Senior Vice President, Worldwide Operations in February 2013. He became Vice President, Worldwide Operations in March 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Silberstein was Vice President, Operations, a position he held since he joined the Company in December 2010. Prior to joining the Company, he was employed from 2007 to 2010 at Microsemi Corporation as Vice President Global Operations in its Analog Mixed Signal Division. Prior to Microsemi, he was Vice President Operations from 2000 to 2005 and Chief Operating Officer from 2005 to 2007 at Powerdsine, Israel, when Powerdsine was acquired by Microsemi. He has also previously served in various positions at 3Com and ECI Telecom.

Mr. Silberstein holds a B.Sc in Industrial Engineering and Management from Ben Gurion University and an MBA from Bar-llan University, both located in Israel.

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Mike Wilson
Executive Vice President, Quality & Reliability
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Mr. Wilson has been our Executive Vice President, Quality and Reliability since February 2013. Prior to his promotion, Mr. Wilson was Senior Vice President, Quality and Reliability, a position he held since November 2011. Mr. Wilson was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in May 2008 after serving as Senior Vice President of Power Management Products since June 2007 and serving as Vice President of that unit since 2001. He joined us as the result of the 1995 acquisition of ECI Semiconductor where he was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He has more than 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry in a broad range of technical and management positions.

Mr. Wilson has a BSE(Hons) from CLU and an MBA from UC Berkeley.

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