T.J. Rodgers

T.J. Rodgers

T.J.Rodgers

Founding CEO of Cypress Semiconductor in 1982. Served as the Company’s President and CEO until April 2016. Rodgers is the largest non-institutional Cypress stockholder controlling the vote of an aggregate of 8,727,619 shares of common ` stock.

  • Founding CEO, Cypress Semiconductor, 1982-2016
  • Took startup to $1.8 billion in revenue
  • Achieved world No. 1 rank: SRAMs, NOR Flash memories
  • Raised funding of $4.38 billion ($40M venture, $118M IPO & stock sales, $4.23B convertible/debt)
  • Returned capital of $8.50 billion ($4.00B stock repurchase, $1.48B debt repayment, $425M cash dividends, $2.60B SunPower spinout)
  • Chairman, WaterBit (precision agriculture), 2017-present
  • Director, Enphase (solar electronics), 2017-present
  • Director, Enovix (silicon-lithium ion batteries), 2012-present
  • Director, Bloom Energy (fuel cells), 2003-present
  • Chairman, DecaTech (chipscale electronics packaging), 2009-2016
  • Chairman, Agiga Technologies (non-volatile memories), 2010-2016
  • Chairman, SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR), 2002-2008
  • Chairman, Semiconductor Industry Association, 1999
  • Static RAM Product Line Mgr, Advanced Microdevices (NASDAQ: AMD), 1979-1982
  • Director Static RAM Technology, American Microsystems (NASDAQ: AMI), 1975-1979
  • MSEE, PhDEE Solid State Electronics, Stanford University 1973, 1975
  • Trustee Emeritus, Dartmouth College, 2004-2012
  • BA Physics and Chemistry, Salutatorian, Dartmouth College, 1970

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