Thurman John Rodgers

Founder & Director at Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

Thurman John Rodgers

Thurman John Rodgers

Founder & Director at Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

Overview
Career Highlights

Spansion, Inc.
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

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958

Number of Boards

23

Birthday

1948

Age

71

Number of Awards

9

Interests

Wine, Running

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Executive Vice President, Finance & Administration & Chief Financial Officer at Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

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Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer at Enovix Corp.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Enphase Energy, Inc.

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Senior & Founding Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

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Former President-Japan Tokyo Mission at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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Former Chief Financial Officer, Secretary & Executive Vice President-Administration at Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

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Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer at Enovix Corp.

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Co-Founder at Enphase Energy, Inc.

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Executive Vice President, Memory Products at Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

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Co-Founder at Bloom Energy Corp.

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Thurman John Rodgers
Founder & Director at Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
Education
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
Class of 1975

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Double Major in Physics & Chemistry, Salutatorian
Class of 1970

Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world's greatest academic institutions. Dartmouth has forged a singular identity for combining its deep commitment to outstanding undergraduate liberal arts and graduate education with distinguished research and scholarship in the Arts & Sciences and its three leading professional schools—the Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business.

Career History
Founder & Director
Prior - 2016

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. designs, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of high-performance solutions for embedded systems, from automotive, industrial and networking platforms to highly interactive consumer devices. Its programmable systems-on-chip, general-purpose microcontrollers, analog ICs, wireless and USB-C based connectivity solutions and memories help engineers design differentiated products. The company operates through the following segments: The Microcontroller and Connectivity Division (MCD), and the Memory Products Division (MPD). The MCD segment focuses on microcontroller (MCU), analog and wireless and wired connectivity solutions. The portfolio includes Traveo automotive MCUs, PSoC programmable system-on-chip MCUs, ARM Cortex-M4, -M3, -M0+ MCUs and R4 CPUs, analog PMIC Power Management ICs, CapSense capacitive-sensing controllers, TrueTouch touchscreen and fingerprint reader products, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy and ZigBee radios and WICED development platform for the Internet of Things, and USB controllers, including solutions for the USB-C and USB Power Delivery standards. This segment also includes intellectual property foundry business. The MPD segment focuses on parallel and serial NOR flash memories, NAND flash memories, static random access memory, F-RAM ferroelectric memory devices and other specialty memories. Cypress Semiconductor was founded by Thurman John Rodgers in December 1982 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

Professional
1975 - 1980

American Microsystems, Inc., part of ON Semiconductor Corp., is an American company located in San Diego, CA, that develops, manufactures, and supplies integrated circuits.

President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, CAO, Treasurer & Director
2015 - 2016

Spansion, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and supplies flash memory semiconductors. It offers flash memory and microcontrollers for infotainment, body and climate control systems, instrument clusters, and advanced driver assistance systems. The company was founded on June 30, 2003 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

Boards & Committees
Chairman, Board of Directors
2018 - Current

WaterBit, Inc. provides automated irrigation solutions for agriculture. The firm specializes in moisture sensing, smart irrigation, industrial grade wireless, precision agriculture and ag tech. The company was founded by Manu Pillai and Leif Chastaine in May 2015 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

Member, Board of Directors
2017 - Current

Only Enphase Energy brings a system-based, high-tech approach to solar energy, leveraging expertise in semiconductor integration, power electronics and networking technologies to continually advance the performance, intelligence and reliability of solar energy systems. Vision Enphase's vision is to make solar simple and energy smart so everyone is empowered to create a zero energy footprint for themselves, their home and their business. Our mission is to build the world's finest networked energy system and revolutionize power generation on a global scale - one solar panel, one kilowatt hour at a time. By combining the power of solar energy and the proven advantages of communications technology, Enphase Energy products make solar power systems productive, reliable, smart and safe – increasing the energy harvest of solar panels by up to 25 percent. Enphase Energy, a publicly-held company based in Northern California, is led by veterans from the solar, telecom, networking and software industries, and backed by leaders from throughout the solar power industry. Our Technology Only Enphase Energy brings a system-based, high-tech approach to solar energy, leveraging expertise in semiconductor integration, power electronics and networking technologies to continually advance the performance, intelligence and reliability of solar energy systems. The Enphase System includes our revolutionary microinverter, groundbreaking data collection and transmission equipment, and powerful web-based analytics and management tools. Read more about our Our Technology. Our Partners Enphase Energy partners include solar equipment distributors who understand and embrace the dramatic improvements that Enphase Microinverter Systems bring to solar power installations, and have invested their resources to promote this breakthrough solution for solar power conversion

Director
2012 - Current

ENOVIX Corp. develops energy storage cells used in lithium-ion and lithium polymer rechargeable batteries. The Company offers 3D wave array based silicon lithium-ion rechargeable cells. The company was founded in 2006 by Harrold Jones Rust III and Ashok Lahiri, Murali Ramasubramanian and Robert Spotniz and is headquartered in Fremont, CA.

Member Emeritus, Board of Trustees
2004 - Current

Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world's greatest academic institutions. Dartmouth has forged a singular identity for combining its deep commitment to outstanding undergraduate liberal arts and graduate education with distinguished research and scholarship in the Arts & Sciences and its three leading professional schools—the Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business.

Chairman
Prior

The Semiconductor Industry Association, SIA, is the voice of the U.S. semiconductor industry, one of America's top export industries and a bellwether measurement of the U.S. economy. Semiconductor innovations form the foundation for America's $1.1 trillion dollar technology industry affecting a U.S. workforce of nearly 6 million. Founded in 1977 by five microelectronics pioneers, SIA unites both manufacturers and designers, accounting for over 80 percent of the semiconductor production of this country. Through this coalition SIA seeks to strengthen U.S. leadership of semiconductor design and manufacturing by working with Congress, the Administration and other key industry groups. The SIA promotes policies and regulations that fuel innovation, propel business and drive international competition in order to maintain a thriving semiconductor industry in the United States

Political Donations
$2,300
2009

Former Representative at Office of the Representative from California's 48th District, Dana Rohrabacher

$2,300
2008

Former Representative at Office of the Representative from California's 48th District, Dana Rohrabacher

$1,000
2000

Managing Director at Berkeley Research Group LLC

Transactions
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Cypress Semiconductor Corporation purchases Spansion, Inc.

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Cypress Semiconductor Corporation purchases Ramtron International Corp.

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purchases SunPower Corp. from Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

Investments
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OpenGov.com is a Silicon-Valley technology company that offers a web-based financial visualization software for state and local governments. The company focuses on making government budget and financial data accessible by modeling and presenting it in a user-friendly and interactive manner.

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WaterBit, Inc. provides automated irrigation solutions for agriculture. The firm specializes in moisture sensing, smart irrigation, industrial grade wireless, precision agriculture and ag tech. The company was founded by Manu Pillai and Leif Chastaine in May 2015 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

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Advisors
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Former Chief Financial Officer, Secretary & Executive Vice President-Administration at Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

Awards & Honors
2006
International Engineering Consortium Fellow Award
2005
Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame
2002
Chief Executive Magazine - Top 100 Chief Executives
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