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Washington, D.C. 20549




Form 8-K


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (date of earliest event reported):   January 29, 2024


GSI Technology, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware  001-33387  77-0398779
(State or other jurisdiction of
  (Commission File No.)  (I.R.S. Employer Identification


1213 Elko Drive
Sunnyvale, California 94089
(Address of principal executive offices)


Registrant's telephone number, including area code:

(408) 331-8800


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class:   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered:
Common Stock, $0.001 par value   GSIT   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).


Emerging growth company ¨


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨







Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


(e)            As part of the cost reduction initiatives of GSI Technology, Inc. (the “Company”) that were first announced in November 2022 pursuant to which the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer agreed to a thirty percent (30%) reduction in base salary and other officers, including the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Sales, agreed to a ten percent (10%) reduction in base salary, the Board of Directors of the Company approved the grant of options to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Stock Options”) pursuant to the Company’s 2016 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended, to the named executive officers as follows:


Name  Title  No. of Options 
Lee-Lean Shu  President and Chief Executive Officer   150,000 
Douglas M. Schirle  Chief Financial Officer   20,000 
Didier Lasserre  Vice President, Sales   20,000 


The grant of the Stock Options was effective on January 29, 2024, and the Stock Options will vest in full on December 1, 2024.







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: January 30, 2024


  GSI Technology, Inc.
  By: /s/ Douglas M. Schirle
    Douglas M. Schirle
    Chief Financial Officer