Steven J. Sharp

Co-Founder at Power Integrations, Inc.

Steven J. Sharp

Steven J. Sharp

Co-Founder at Power Integrations, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc.
Silicon Architects, Inc.
Power Integrations, Inc.

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445

Number of Boards

12

Birthday

1942

Age

76

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Power Integrations, Inc.

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Partner Emeritus at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC

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Former Controller at Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

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Former Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Geographic Operations at HP, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Triquint Wj, Inc.

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Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business

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Founding Partner at Riverwood Capital LLC

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Founder at Zapproved, Inc.

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Former Chief Executive Officer & Director at ArrayPower, Inc.

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Founder & Chief Executive Officer at The Alley Group LLC

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Steven J. Sharp
Co-Founder at Power Integrations, Inc.
Education
BS Mechanical Engineering

Southern Methodist University is a private university near the center of Dallas. SMU offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs through seven schools in the humanities and sciences, business, the performing, visual, and communication arts, engineering, education and human development, law, and theology.

M.S. Degree in Engineering Science

California Institute of Technology provides education focusing on science, engineering, academia, business, and public service. The company was founded in 1891 and it is headquartered in Pasadena, CA.

MBA

The Stanford Graduate School of Business has built an international reputation based on its innovative programs, which include: Two-year MBA Program, designed to educate business leaders One-year Stanford Sloan Master’s Program for mid-career executives PhD Program for future academics Executive Education programs for experienced managers Faculty research program Academic programs, including the two-year MBA, the 12-month Sloan Master's Program, and the PhD program, create a transformational student experience that reflects the tagline: Change lives. Change organizations. Change the world. Today the state-of-the-art Knight Management Center complex enables Stanford's innovative, globalized MBA curriculum, offering flexible classroom spaces for hands-on experiential learning small-group leadership labs, and team-based learning. It engages faculty and students across Stanford University, as well as alumni, global executives, and the broader world community.

Career History
Co-Founder
1989 - Current

Silicon Architects, Inc., a subsidiary of Synopsys, Inc., is a company headquartered in Sunnyville, CA. The firm designs software. It was founded by Steven J. Sharp, Faysal A. Sohail and Abbas El Gamal. Silicon Architects, Inc. was acquired by Synopsys, Inc. on 11 May 95.

Co-Founder
1988 - Current

Power Integrations, Inc., founded in 1988, is the leading supplier of high-voltage analog integrated circuits (ICs) used in power conversion. Power Integrations ICs enable compact, lightweight power supplies that are simpler to design and manufacture, more reliable, and more energy-efficient than those made with competing technologies. Our ICs power a vast range of consumer and industrial electronics - computers, DVD players, TV set-top boxes, cell phone chargers, home appliances, telecom networking equipment, and many others.

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
1991 - 2015

TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. provided radio frequency (RF) solutions and foundry services. It designs, develops and manufactures RF solutions with Gallium Arsenide, Gallium Nitride, Surface Acoustic Wave and Bulk Acoustic Wave technologies for customers worldwide. The company offered a array of filtering, switching and amplification products for RF, microwave and millimeter-wave applications. TriQuint Semiconductor was founded in 1985 and was headquartered in Hillsboro, OR.

Boards & Committees
Director
Current

Zapproved, Inc. develops cloud-hosted e-discovery compliance software platform. It offers software applications for managing business decisions, approval process, litigation and legal compliance. The company was founded by Monica Enand in February 2008 and is headquartered in Portland, OR.

Director
2004 - 2005

Pixelworks is a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets innovative video and pixel processing chips and software for high-end display applications, including digital projection, large screen LCD flat panels and digital signage. Our solutions leverage proprietary core technologies that enable digital display and projection device manufacturers to differentiate their products with a consistently high level of video quality, regardless of the content’s source or format. Additionally, our solutions facilitate rapid development and customization of display devices, thus reducing time to market for our customers. Video Quality Challenge The increasing popularity of large, high-resolution flat panel displays combined with the transition to 1080P content and 120Hz refresh rates is driving the need for high performance processor solutions to meet the enhanced video quality requirements of next generation display products. As flat panel display resolution and size increase, new challenges emerge that must be addressed to ensure a corresponding improvement in video quality. For example, the challenges of “judder” and “blur” become more of an issue with larger screens. Judder occurs when content recorded at one rate of frames per second for film content must be converted to faster video rates, and as a result there is a jerkiness, or judder in the resulting video performance. Blur in motion images also occurs as a result of the way the human brain processes the longer frame durations produced by an LCD panel. Pixelworks’ chips and software address problems such as judder and blur by intelligently optimizing video signals to produce high-quality images. Growing Markets The long-term growth projected in high-end digital display applications provides significant opportunity for Pixelworks. Increasingly affordable price points are driving continued adoption of digital projectors in the business and education markets, and home theater systems are gaining traction. Connectivity is expected to fuel additional growth, as projectors incorporate networking capabilities that enable the sharing of video among multiple devices. In the consumer market, flat panel LCD screens are driving continued demand for high-resolution, high-performance digital TVs. Looking forward, public area applications such as digital signage and video surveillance are also expected to become increasingly common. Pixelworks is focused on providing the solutions to scale poorer quality video, reduce signal noise inherent to networks and enhance image quality in order to ensure optimal video performance across display devices

Chairman
Prior - 2001

Sawtek, Inc. used to manufacture, develop and market electronic signal processing components based on surface acoustic wave technology, which were primarily used in the wireless communication industry. The company products were including bandpass filters, resonators, delay lines, oscillators and surface acoustic wave devices-based subsystems. Sawtek customers were including Ericsson, Hyundai, LGIC, Lucent Technologies, Motorola, Nokia, Qualcomm and Samsung. The company was founded in 1979 and was located in Apopka, FL.

Director
Prior

The Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), formerly the Association of Data Processing Service Organizations (ADAPSO), was a leading industry trade group for information technology companies.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,000 +
2010

Southern Methodist University is a private university near the center of Dallas. SMU offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs through seven schools in the humanities and sciences, business, the performing, visual, and communication arts, engineering, education and human development, law, and theology.

Political Donations
$1,000
2010

Founder & Chief Executive Officer at The Alley Group LLC

$1,000
2009

Founder & Chief Executive Officer at The Alley Group LLC

$5,000
2008

Founder & Chief Executive Officer at The Alley Group LLC

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Zapproved, Inc. develops cloud-hosted e-discovery compliance software platform. It offers software applications for managing business decisions, approval process, litigation and legal compliance. The company was founded by Monica Enand in February 2008 and is headquartered in Portland, OR.

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