Board of Directors
Dr. Walden C. Rhines
Dr. Rhines has been Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since 2000, and was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 1993 to 2000. He is currently a director of TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (a manufacturer of semiconductors), and served as a director of Cirrus Logic, Inc. (a manufacturer of semiconductors) from 1995 to 2009. Dr. Rhines is currently in his fifth term as chair of the Electronic Design Automation Consortium and is currently serving as co-vice-chairman. He is also a board member of the Semiconductor Research Corporation. He has previously served as chair of the Semiconductor Technical Advisory Committee of the Department of Commerce, and as a member of the boards of directors of the Computer and Business Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (CBEMA), SEMI-Sematech/SISA (a semiconductor equipment suppliers board), University of Michigan National Advisory Council, Lewis and Clark College and SEMATECH. Prior to joining Mentor, Dr. Rhines was Executive Vice President, Semiconductor Group of Texas Instruments Incorporated from 1987 to 1993. During a 21-year career at Texas Instruments, he held numerous executive and management positions. He is co-inventor of a patented invention that is fundamental to solid state lighting and DVDs.
Keith L. Barnes
Mr. Barnes has been self-employed as a private investor since June 2011. From 2006 through December 2010, Mr. Barnes served as member of the Board of Directors and President and Chief Executive Officer of Verigy Ltd. (a provider of advanced semiconductor test solutions). He continued to serve as Verigy’s Chairman of the Board until its acquisition in June 2011 by Advantest. From 2003 through 2006, Mr. Barnes was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Electroglas, Inc. (an integrated circuit probe manufacturer) located in San Jose, California. From August 2002 to October 2003, Mr. Barnes was Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oregon Growth Account and a management consultant. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Measurement Systems, Inc. (IMS) (a manufacturer of engineering test stations and test software) from 1995 until 2001, and also as Chairman of the Board of Directors of IMS from 1998 through 2001 when it was acquired by Credence Systems Corporation. Prior to becoming CEO of IMS, Mr. Barnes was a Division President at Valid Logic Systems and later Cadence Design Systems. Mr. Barnes currently serves on the Board of Directors of Intermec, Inc. (a provider of integrated system solutions), JDS Uniphase Corporation (a provider of communications test and measurement solutions and optical products), and Spansion, Inc. (a semiconductor manufacturer). Mr. Barnes previously served on the Board of Directors of Cascade Microtech, Inc. (a developer of wafer probe solutions).
Sir Peter Bonfield
Sir Peter Bonfield has been a self-employed international business advisor since 2002 and has been Chairman of NXP Semiconductor N.V. (a semiconductor company) since 2006. He served as Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chief Executive Officer of British Telecommunications PLC (a provider of telecom services) from 1996 to 2002 and before that served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ICL plc (a UK-based information technology company). Sir Peter is a director of Sony Corporation (a worldwide provider of electronics, games, music, movies and financial services), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (a manufacturer of semiconductors), Telefonak-tiebolaget LM Ericsson (a telecommunications equipment manufacturer), and Actis LLP (a private equity investor in emerging markets). He previously served as a director of AstraZeneca PLC (a pharmaceuticals company) from 1995 to 2007. He is a senior advisor to N.M. Rothschild London and a member of the advisory boards of the Longreach Group and New Venture Partners. He also serves as an advisor to Apax Partners LLP and a board mentor to CMi. He has received numerous honors for his contributions to business, including a knighthood, and is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Patrick B. McManus
Mr. McManus has been self-employed as a private investor since 1987. He was Chief Financial Officer of Charles Schwab Corporation from 1984 to 1987, and Chief Financial Officer of various companies prior to 1984 including Univest, Pacific Express Airlines, Acurex Solar Corporation and Itel Corporation. Earlier in his career, he was controller of the African and Middle East division of Singer Corporation.
Gregory K. Hinckley
Mr. Hinckley has been President of the Company since 2000, and was Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Company from 1997 to 2000. He continued to function as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer from 2000 to July 2007, and again became the Chief Financial Officer in December 2008. He is a director of Intermec, Inc. (a provider of integrated system solutions), Super Micro Computer, Inc. (a server board, chassis and server systems supplier), and SI Bone, Inc. (a privately held medical device company). Until 2007, Mr. Hinckley was also a director of Amkor Technology, Inc. (a provider of semiconductor packaging and test services). Prior to joining Mentor, Mr. Hinckley was Vice President, and then Senior Vice President, of VLSI Technology, Inc. (a semiconductor company) from 1992 to 1997.
J. Daniel McCranie
Mr. McCranie has been self-employed as a private investor since September 2010. Since August 2002, Mr. McCranie has served as Chairman of the Board and since November 2001 as a Director of ON Semiconductor Corporation (a supplier of semiconductors). From October 2008 to September 2010, Mr. McCranie served as Executive Chairman of Virage Logic (a provider of semiconductor intellectual property). Previously, Mr. McCranie served at Virage Logic as President and Chief Executive Officer from January 2007 to October 2008, Executive Chairman from March 2006 to January 2007, and Chairman of the Board of Directors from August 2003 to March 2006. From 1993 until his retirement in 2001, Mr. McCranie was employed in various positions, including as Executive Vice President, Marketing and Sales, with Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (a supplier of diversified, broadline semiconductor products). From 1986 to 1993, Mr. McCranie was President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of SEEQ Technology, Inc. (a manufacturer of semiconductor devices). Mr. McCranie currently serves on the board of directors of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation and as Chairman of the Board for Freescale Semiconductor Holdings I, Ltd. (a semiconductor manufacturer). Within the last five years, Mr. McCranie also served on the board of directors of Actel Corporation (a designer and provider of field programmable gate arrays and programmable system chips).
Mr. McDonough has been President of Kammstone LLC (a consulting firm providing services to the electronics industry) since 2002. He served as a director of Caustic Graphics, a startup in computer graphics from 2007 until it was sold in 2010. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of ChipData, Inc. (an internet service company) from 1999 to 2002. Vice President and General Manager of National Semiconductor Corporation (a manufacturer of electronic components) from 1997 to 1999 and Senior Vice President of Engineering of Cyrix Corporation (a manufacturer of microprocessors) from 1989 to 1997. Mr. McDonough spent 15 years in various semiconductor design and product development roles at Texas Instruments, where he was an inventor on 23 patents.
Mr. Schechter currently is responsible for co-executing a small/mid cap investment strategy across all industries as a Portfolio Manager of the Sargon Portfolio for Icahn Capital LP, the entity through which Carl C. Icahn manages third party investment funds. Prior to April 2010, Mr. Schechter served as a Managing Director for Icahn Capital LP and in a variety of investment advisory roles for Mr. Icahn since 2004, providing investment and strategic advice across multiple industries, asset classes, and geographies. Mr. Schechter serves on the board of directors of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (a natural and organic food and personal care products company) and WebMD Health Corp. (an online health information services provider). Mr. Schechter previously served as a director of WCI Communities, Inc. (a homebuilding company), XO Communications (a telecommunications company), BKF Capital Group, Inc. (an investment advisory business), WestPoint International, Inc. (a manufacturer of bed and bath home fashion products) and Federal Mogul Corporation (an automotive and industrial equipment supplier). With respect to each company mentioned above, Carl C. Icahn, directly or indirectly, either (i) controlled the company or (ii) had an interest in the company through the ownership of securities. Prior to joining Mr. Icahn in January 2004, Mr. Schechter served as a Vice President of Global Special Situations at Citigroup, a unit responsible for making proprietary investments in distressed situations.