Board of Directors

Lee-Lean Shu co-founded our company in March 1995 and has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our Board of Directors since inception. In October 2000, Mr. Shu became Chairman of our Board. From January 1995 to March 1995, Mr. Shu was Director, SRAM Design at Sony Microelectronics Corporation, a semiconductor company and a subsidiary of Sony Corporation, and from July 1990 to January 1995, he was a design manager at Sony Microelectronics Corporation.

    Chairman of the Board

    Mr. Bradley has over 30 years’ experience in executive management positions with public and private companies engaged in the software, systems and semiconductor industries.  Mr. Bradley is currently a partner at David Powell Financial Services, providing financial consulting and advisory services.  From February 2006 through March 2013, Mr. Bradley served as Chief Executive Officer of Packet Design, Inc., a venture capital-funded company that developed and marketed analytic management systems for data communications and that was sold to private equity investors in 2013.  Prior to joining Packet Design, Mr. Bradley held senior operational and financial management positions with several networking and communications companies, including Cisco Systems, Inc. (General Manager of Video Internet Services Business Unit), 3Com Corporation (Vice President and General Manager, International Division), and Bridge Communications, Inc. (Chief Financial Officer).  Mr. Bradley holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of San Francisco.

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      Independent Director
      Dr. Cholawsky is currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of HG Insights Inc., a technology intelligence big data company that provides sales and marketing insights for B2B companies in the Fortune 500.  From November 2016 to March 2018, Dr. Cholawsky was a partner at Cholawsky Gruenfeld Advisory, providing SaaS strategy consulting services to high growth companies.  Dr. Cholawsky served as President, CEO and Board member of Support.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPRT) from May 2014 to October 2016, where she formulated and led a transformation strategy, developing and bringing to market a new category of products.  Dr. Cholawsky has a Ph.D. in Political Science with a concentration in Econometrics from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. (cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) from Franklin & Marshall College.
      Independent Director

      Haydn Hsieh was elected to GSI Technology's Board of Directors in August 2008. Mr. Hsieh has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Wistron NeWeb Corporation, a manufacturer of wireless communications products, since June 2000. From February 1981 through June 2000, Mr. Hsieh served in various capacities at several divisions of Acer Group, including President of the Mobile Computing Business Unit and Senior Vice President, Acer Inc. Mr. Hsieh graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from Tatung Institute of Technology in Taiwan.   

        Independent Director

        Ruey L. Lu has served as a member of our Board of Directors since October 2000. Mr. Lu is the President of EMPIA Technology, a semiconductor solutions company, which he founded in January 2002. From March 1993 to December 2000, Mr. Lu served as President of ARK Logic, a storage device and software applications company, which he founded in March 1993. From October 1989 to February 1993, Mr. Lu served as Director of Engineering in the Imaging Product Division of Western Digital, an information storage company.

          Independent Director

          Arthur O. Whipple has served as a member of our Board of Directors since August 2007, and was appointed lead director in June 2010. Mr. Whipple has served as North American President of ABBYY USA Software House, Inc., a privately-held software developer, since August 2016. Mr. Whipple served as North American Chief Financial Officer of ABBYY USA, from April 2015 through August 2016, initially in a consulting capacity and since June 2015 as an employee. From August 2014 to January 2015, Mr. Whipple was Director of Finance of Avago Technologies, a provider of analog, digital, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and subsystems. Mr. Whipple served as Chief Financial Officer of PLX Technology, Inc., a semiconductor device manufacturer, from February 2007 until its acquisition by Avago in August 2014.

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            Independent Director

            Robert Yau co-founded our company in March 1995 and has served as our Vice President, Engineering and as a member of our Board of Directors since inception. From December 1993 to February 1995, Mr. Yau was design manager for specialty memory devices at Sony Microelectronics Corporation. From 1990 to 1993, Mr. Yau was design manager at MOSEL/VITELIC, a semiconductor company.