Francis F. Lee

Former Chief Executive Officer at Synaptics Inc.

Francis F. Lee

Francis F. Lee

Former Chief Executive Officer at Synaptics Inc.

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Chairman

Francis F. Lee has been the Chairman of the Board of our company since October 2008 and a director of our company since December 1998. Mr. Lee served as Chief Executive Officer of our company from December 1998 until July 2009 and President of our company from December 1998 to July 2008. Mr. Lee was a consultant from August 1998 to November 1998. From May 1995 until July 1998, Mr. Lee served as General Manager of NSM, a Hong Kong-based joint venture between National Semiconductor Corporation and S. Megga. Mr. Lee held a variety of executive positions for National Semiconductor from 1988 until August 1995. These positions included Vice President of Communication and Computing Group, Vice President of Quality and Reliability, Director of Standard Logic Business Unit, and various other operations and engineering management positions. Mr. Lee holds a Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Davis.

Chairman of the Board

Overview
Career Highlights

Synaptics Inc.

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Number of Boards

3

Birthday

1953

Age

65

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Director, President & Chief Executive Officer at Synaptics Inc.

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Former Interim President & Chief Executive Officer at Synaptics Inc.

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Co-Founder at ZiLOG, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Adesto Technologies Corp.

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Partner at LiteCap

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Magellan Navigation, Inc.

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Co-Founder at ARCH Venture Partners

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President & Chief Executive Officer at ReSurge International

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Former Operating Partner at Francisco Partners Management LP

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Senior Vice President & General Manager, IOT Division at Synaptics Inc.

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Francis F. Lee
Former Chief Executive Officer at Synaptics Inc.
Education
Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, Honors

The University of California, Davis (also referred to as UCD, UC Davis, or Davis) is a public teaching and research university located in Davis, California just west of Sacramento. The campus covers 7,309 acres (2,958 ha), making it the largest within the 10 campus University of California system. UC Davis also has the third largest enrollment in the UC System after UCLA and UC Berkeley. The University of California, Davis campus is the largest campus in the UC system by land area, spanning 7,309 acres (2,957.8 ha) across two counties: Yolo and Solano. Though named after the City of Davis, the campus is technically located adjacent to the City of Davis in an unincorporated part of Yolo and Solano counties. The main campus is located 15 miles (24.1 km) west of Sacramento in the Sacramento Valley, part of California's Central Valley, and is adjacent to Interstate Highway 80. The Davis campus is the only school within the UC system with an airport, just west of main campus, and is one of two UC schools with its own fire department; the other being UC Santa Cruz. The campus is also conveniently located approximately an hour away from both San Francisco and the Napa Valley and two hours from Lake Tahoe. It is also one of only three schools in the University of California system, the others being UC Berkeley and UC Irvine, with a nuclear lab.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer
Prior

Synaptics is a leading worldwide developer of custom-designed user interface solutions for mobile computing, communications and entertainment devices. Our mission is to enrich the interaction between users and their intelligent devices. Synaptics products emphasize ease of use, small size, low power consumption, advanced functionality, durability and reliability, making them applicable to a multitude of markets, including mobile phones, notebook computers, PC peripherals, and portable entertainment devices such as MP3 players.

General Manager
1995 - 1998

Synaptics Hong Kong Ltd., part of Synaptics, Inc., is a company headquartered in Hong Kong that develops touchpad devices for computer interface applications. It was acquired by Synaptics, Inc. on 27 Jun 03.

Vice President-Communications
1988 - 1995

National Semiconductor Corp. develops and manufactures analog intensive and mixed-signal integrated circuits. The firm’s product portfolio includes power management circuits, audio and operational amplifiers, analog-to-digital or digital-to-analog converters, communication interface circuits, lighting and display circuits, adaptive voltage scaling circuits, and radio frequency integrated circuits, as well as power references, regulators, and switches. The company was founded by Arie Brish on June 29, 1959 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Boards & Committees
Independent Director
2015 - Current

Adesto Technologies Corp. engages in the development, manufacture, and market of non-volatile memory products. It offers DataFlash, Fusion Serial Flash, Standard Serial Flash, EcoXiP, Mavriq and Moneta. The company was founded by Narbeh Derhacobian, Ishai Naveh, and Shane Hollmer in January 2006 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.

Director
Current

Design and develops image sensors and image capture systems. The firm offers digital single lens reflex and pro, CMOS, and direct image sensors. The company was founded by Jan-Dieter Spalink, Brian Gullette Richard B. Merrill, K. Michael Munsch and Carver A. Mead in August 1997 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

Director
1998 - Prior

Synaptics is a leading worldwide developer of custom-designed user interface solutions for mobile computing, communications and entertainment devices. Our mission is to enrich the interaction between users and their intelligent devices. Synaptics products emphasize ease of use, small size, low power consumption, advanced functionality, durability and reliability, making them applicable to a multitude of markets, including mobile phones, notebook computers, PC peripherals, and portable entertainment devices such as MP3 players.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

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