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Board of Directors

W. Steve Albrecht

W. Steve Albrecht is the Gunnel Endowed Professor in the Marriott School of Management and a Wheatley Fellow at Brigham Young University (BYU). He served as the associate dean of the school until July 2008. Mr. Albrecht, a certified public accountant, certified internal auditor, and certified fraud examiner, joined BYU after teaching at Stanford University and the University of Illinois. Prior to becoming a professor, he worked as an accountant for Deloitte, an accounting firm. Mr. Albrecht is the past president of the American Accounting Association and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He is a former trustee of the Financial Accounting Foundation that provides oversight to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. He is also a former trustee of COSO, the organization that developed the internal control framework used by most companies. He has consulted with numerous corporations on fraud, controls and financial reporting issues. He has been an expert witness in several large financial statement fraud cases. In addition to Cypress Semiconductor, he currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Red Hat, Inc. and SkyWest, Inc. Mr. Albrecht has written over 125 academic and professional articles and over 25 books, including a textbook on corporate governance and boards of directors. Mr. Albrecht holds a bachelor of science degree from Brigham Young University, a master's degree in Business Administration and a doctorate degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin.

Recent Stock Transactions by W. Steve Albrecht
Date Type Shares Traded Price Range
Jun 7, 2017 Option Execute 21,459 n/a
May 5, 2016 Option Execute 15,302 n/a
Nov 4, 2015 Sell 59,614 n/a
Nov 4, 2015 Option Execute 9,614 4.17
May 14, 2015 Option Execute 18,421 n/a
Aug 23, 2013 Sell 82,404 11.79
Aug 23, 2013 Option Execute 82,404 5.28
May 10, 2013 Option Execute 16,158 n/a
May 11, 2012 Option Execute 12,783 n/a
May 13, 2011 Option Execute 8,001 n/a
Oct 26, 2010 Sell 103,226 13.85
Oct 26, 2010 Option Execute 103,226 2.91 - 4.17
May 14, 2010 Option Execute 14,931 n/a
May 27, 2009 Sell 41,112 8.52 - 8.78
May 27, 2009 Option Execute 41,112 2.91
May 27, 2009 Sell 62,491 8.52 - 8.77
May 27, 2009 Option Execute 24,811 2.91
May 22, 2009 Option Execute 41,200 n/a
Sep 12, 2008 Sell 16,000 27.87
Sep 12, 2008 Disposition (Non Open Market) 2,600 n/a
Sep 12, 2008 Option Execute 16,000 5.80
May 9, 2008 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 10,000 n/a
Eric A. Benhamou

Eric A. Benhamou is currently a director and former chairman of Cypress's Board of Directors. He is also former chairman of the board of 3Com Corporation, a digital electronics manufacturer best known for its computer network infrastructure products. He served as chief executive officer of Palm, Inc., a personal digital assistant and smartphone manufacturer, from October 2001 until October 2003 and as chairman until October 2007. He also served as chief executive officer of 3Com from 1990 until the end of 2000. Mr. Benhamou co-founded Bridge Communications, an early networking pioneer, and was vice president of engineering until its merger with 3Com in 1987. He serves on the Stanford University School of Engineering board and is vice chairman of the board of governors of Ben Gurion University of the Negev. He is the managing director of Benhamou Global Ventures, a venture capital firm he established in 2003. Mr. Benhamou holds a master of science degree from Stanford University's School of Engineering and a diplôme d'ingénieur and doctorate from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers, Paris.

Hassane El-Khoury

Hassane El-Khoury is president, chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors at Cypress. He was previously executive vice president of Cypress’s Programmable Systems Division, managing the company’s standard and programmable microcontroller (MCU) portfolio, including its Platform PSoC family of devices, and its automotive business.

Prior to that, El-Khoury ran Cypress's automotive business unit, architecting its human-machine interface strategy—which is focused on the automotive touch business—and spearheading its effort to target the growing infotainment, instrumentation cluster and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) segments. Under El-Khoury, the automotive business unit significantly expanded its revenue, market share and technology leadership.

Prior to joining Cypress, El-Khoury served in various engineering roles with subsystem supplier Continental Automotive Systems, where he spent time based in the U.S., Germany and Japan. He has a deep understanding of customer and design requirements in the automotive and industrial markets, as well as a systems-level understanding of how chips work together to form integrated customer solutions.

El-Khoury holds a bachelor's of science degree in electrical engineering (BSEE) from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Mich., and a master's degree in engineering management from Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Mich.

Recent Stock Transactions by Hassane El-Khoury
Date Type Shares Traded Price Range
May 11, 2017 Disposition (Non Open Market) 9,690 13.48
May 10, 2017 Option Execute 18,404 n/a
Mar 1, 2017 Disposition (Non Open Market) 45,775 13.31
Feb 28, 2017 Option Execute 87,770 n/a
Feb 13, 2017 Disposition (Non Open Market) 6,876 12.44
Feb 10, 2017 Option Execute 18,404 n/a
Feb 1, 2017 Disposition (Non Open Market) 8,470 11.76
Jan 31, 2017 Option Execute 21,494 n/a
Jan 30, 2017 Disposition (Non Open Market) 11,805 11.90
Jan 27, 2017 Option Execute 30,000 n/a
Jan 10, 2017 Disposition (Non Open Market) 357 11.45
Jan 9, 2017 Option Execute 807 n/a
Jan 3, 2017 Disposition (Non Open Market) 10,340 11.55
Dec 31, 2016 Option Execute 20,000 n/a
Nov 15, 2016 Disposition (Non Open Market) 249 10.71
Nov 14, 2016 Option Execute 467 n/a
Nov 10, 2016 Disposition (Non Open Market) 9,745 10.45
Nov 10, 2016 Option Execute 18,404 n/a
Mar 17, 2016 Sell 30,000 n/a
Feb 18, 2016 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 108,000 n/a
Feb 3, 2016 Disposition (Non Open Market) 15,689 7.35
Feb 3, 2016 Option Execute 40,000 n/a
Jan 11, 2016 Disposition (Non Open Market) 354 8.50
Jan 9, 2016 Option Execute 807 n/a
Nov 16, 2015 Disposition (Non Open Market) 244 10.04
Nov 14, 2015 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 467 n/a
Nov 2, 2015 Disposition (Non Open Market) 349 10.54
Oct 31, 2015 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 667 n/a
Jun 16, 2015 Disposition (Non Open Market) 1,634 12.71
Jun 15, 2015 Option Execute 3,108 n/a
Jan 22, 2015 Sell 27,054 14.35
Jan 21, 2015 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 41,416 14.16
Jan 21, 2015 Option Execute 30,000 14.16
Jan 9, 2015 Sell 358 14.95
Jan 9, 2015 Option Execute 807 15.04
Jun 30, 2014 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 1,516 8.93
Jun 16, 2014 Disposition (Non Open Market) 1,635 11.01
Jun 16, 2014 Option Execute 3,108 n/a
Mar 3, 2014 Sell 71,187 9.78
Feb 28, 2014 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 162,000 n/a
Jan 9, 2014 Disposition (Non Open Market) 355 10.14
Jan 9, 2014 Option Execute 807 n/a
Nov 19, 2013 Disposition (Non Open Market) 183 9.12
Nov 19, 2013 Option Execute 467 n/a
Oct 31, 2013 Disposition (Non Open Market) 254 9.22
Oct 31, 2013 Option Execute 666 9.28
Oct 31, 2013 Disposition (Non Open Market) 254 9.22
Oct 31, 2013 Option Execute 666 9.28
Jul 1, 2013 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 1,282 9.21
Jun 14, 2013 Disposition (Non Open Market) 1,142 10.97

Prior to joining the Cypress board, Kwon was a member of the Spansion Inc. board of directors. O.C. Kwon is senior advisor to SK Hynix. Prior to his appointment to Spansion's Board of Directors, he served as an advisor to the Board. Kwon has over 30 years experience in the semiconductor industry. He has held many leadership positions in areas such as business development, finance, marketing, strategic planning and manufacturing. Before serving as advisor to SK Hynix, he was CEO of SK Hynix, and held several positions with Hyundai Electronics America and Hynix, including CEO. During his tenure at Hynix, he was elected as the chairman of the Korea Semiconductor Industry Association. He also played an integral role in many initiatives critical to the company's business restructuring, recapitalization, strategic alliances and new business development. Most notable was his leadership of Hynix's entry into the NAND Flash market in collaboration with ST Micro and establishment the company's manufacturing facility in Wuxi, China, which now produces about half of the total DRAM output of SK Hynix. Kwon served in the Korean Navy as finance officer for three years. He holds a bachelor's degree in international economics from Seoul National University.

Recent Stock Transactions by O.C. Kwon
Date Type Shares Traded Price Range
Jun 8, 2017 Sell 6,385 14.01
Jun 7, 2017 Option Execute 21,459 n/a
Mar 14, 2017 Sell 1,094 13.77
Mar 12, 2017 Option Execute 3,720 n/a
May 5, 2016 Disposition (Non Open Market) 4,624 9.32
May 5, 2016 Option Execute 15,302 n/a
Mar 15, 2016 Sell 1,164 n/a
Mar 12, 2016 Option Execute 3,720 n/a
May 14, 2015 Option Execute 1,956 n/a
Mar 16, 2015 Option Execute 24,877 n/a
Mar 12, 2015 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 4,972 n/a

Wilbert van den Hoek retired from Novellus Systems, Inc., a semiconductor equipment manufacturer, in 2008, where he was executive vice president and chief technology officer. He also served as president and chief executive officer of Novellus Development Company, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Novellus Systems, Inc. from 2005 until 2008. He joined Novellus Systems, Inc. in 1990 and served in various senior executive positions until his retirement in 2008. From 1980 to 1990, he held various positions at Philips Research Laboratories, a global organization that helps introduce meaningful innovation to improve people's lives. From 2004 until 2006 when the company went public, he served on the board of directors of Neah Power Systems, Inc., a developer of innovative, long-lasting, efficient and safe power solutions for military, transportation and portable electronics applications. Since 2005, he has served on the technical advisory boards of various organizations, including Cavendish Kinetics, Inc., a fabless supplier of tunable components for RF circuits, Innopad, Inc., a manufacturer of polishing pads for use in semiconductor manufacturing, Innovent Technologies, LLC, a manufacturer of customized substrate handling products for the semiconductor, LED and solar panel industries, and Process Relations, an independent software vendor and consulting company specializing in supporting customers develop and transfer high-tech manufacturing processes in various markets including the semiconductor market. Mr. van den Hoek received a doctorandus degree cum laude in Chemistry from the Rijks Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands in December 1979.

Recent Stock Transactions by Wilbert Van Den Hoek
Date Type Shares Traded Price Range
Jun 7, 2017 Option Execute 21,459 n/a
May 5, 2016 Option Execute 15,302 n/a
May 14, 2015 Option Execute 18,421 n/a
May 13, 2014 Option Execute 8,002 n/a
May 8, 2014 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 33 9.45
May 8, 2014 Buy 33 9.45
May 13, 2013 Option Execute 8,002 n/a
May 10, 2013 Option Execute 16,158 n/a
May 11, 2012 Option Execute 12,783 n/a
May 10, 2012 Option Execute 8,001 n/a
Jan 3, 2012 Option Execute 1,000 n/a
May 13, 2011 Statement of Ownership 0 n/a

Prior to joining the Cypress board, Michael S. Wishart was a member of the Spansion Inc. board of directors. Wishart has over 30 years experience as an executive advisor to the technology industry.  Wishart previously held senior positions with Goldman, Sachs & Co., including chairman of Goldman’s Global Technology Group and managing director of Goldman Sachs, where he counseled senior executives on strategic issues. He retired from Goldman in 2011 as an advisory director. Prior to Goldman Sachs, he was managing director and co-head of the Global Technology Group of Lehman Brothers, and previously worked in the Investment Banking Division of Smith Barney, Harris Upham & Co. 

Wishart is a member of the Investment Committee at Sacred Heart Schools, and is a member of the Management Board at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. 

Recent Stock Transactions by Michael S. Wishart
Date Type Shares Traded Price Range
Jun 7, 2017 Option Execute 21,459 n/a
Mar 12, 2017 Option Execute 3,720 n/a
May 5, 2016 Option Execute 15,302 n/a
Mar 12, 2016 Option Execute 3,720 n/a
May 14, 2015 Option Execute 1,956 n/a
Mar 18, 2015 Sell 21,376 15.15 - 15.15
Mar 18, 2015 Option Execute 51,574 n/a
Mar 12, 2015 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 18,901 n/a

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