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</p><h3>Kathy Pesic</h3><p>
</p><h3>Iliya Pesic</h3><p>
</p><h3>Anthony Ngai</h3><p>
</p><h3>Anthony Ngai</h3><p>

Kathy Pesic

Iliya Pesic

Dr. Babak Taheri

Anthony Ngai

Chair of the Board and Chair of the Compensation Committee
Board Member and Chair of the Nomination and Governance Committee
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</p><h3>William Molloie</h3><p>

William Molloie

 
Board Member and Chair of the Audit Committee

Dr. Babak Taheri

Chief Executive Officer and Board Member

Babak Taheri is the CEO and Member of the Board of Directors at Silvaco Group, a leading provider of TCAD, EDA, and design IP software. He began his career at Silvaco as chief technical officer and executive vice-president of products. He also has been the CEO / president of IBT working with investors, private equity firms, and startups on M&A, technology, and business diligence.

While at IBT, he served on advisory boards of MEMS World Summit, Novasentis, AGCM, ALEA labs, Lion Point Capital, and Silver Lake. Prior to IBT, he was the VP & GM of the sensor solutions division at Freescale semiconductor (now NXP).

Babak was the recipient of “The Perfect Project Award” in 2003 while at Cypress; Twice recipient of the “Diamond Chip Award” in 2013 /14 while at Freescale; recipient of the MEMS & Sensors executive of the year award in 2014, and in 2015 was the recipient of the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal from UC. Davis College of Engineering, where he is on the advisory board to the college. Dr. Taheri served as a member of the governing council on ESDA Alliance from 2019 to 2021 and served on the board of Parisi House on The Hill from June 2021 to May 2022.

He has held VP/GM roles at Cypress Semiconductors, Invensense (now TDK) and key roles at SRI International and Apple. Babak received his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from UC Davis with majors in EECS and Neurosciences. He has over 20 published articles and holds over 30 issued patents. His most recent published book in 2021 is titled “Artificial Sensors Shape the Six Pillars of Our Lives”.

William Molloie

Board Member and Chair of the Audit Committee

William Molloie is a member of the Board and Chair of the Audit Committee at Silvaco Group Inc.
Before joining Silvaco he was an Assurance Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he spent more than thirty-four years. Bill’s primary areas of expertise include mergers & acquisitions, capital transactions, initial and secondary public offerings, private placements, and venture capital. He has served as lead partner on many publicly traded and private technology and pharma/life science clients in Philadelphia, China and Southern California and led the SoCal Pharma/Life Science practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has additionally served in leadership roles in organizations such as Biocom, Connect, and the San Diego Venture Group and chaired the Investment and Audit Committees of The Scripps Research Institute and served in similar capacities with other organizations.

He is currently a Lecturer in the Graduate program of UCSD’s Rady School of Management and is a member of the Board of Directors of a San Diego based early-stage biotech company, where he also serves on the Compensation Committee.

Bill is a CPA and recently received his certificate for the completion of “Cybersecurity: Managing Risk in the Information Age” from Harvard University’s Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning. He is a graduate of Temple University with a BBA in both Accounting and Finance.

Iliya Pesic

Iliya Pesic

Board Member and Chair of the Nomination and Governance Committee

Iliya Pesic is a member of the Board Member and Chair of the Nomination and Governance Committee.  Prior to joining Silvaco, he worked for many years in the TCAD, semiconductor, MEMS and biomedical industries, most recently as a senior process engineer of a fabrication facility.

Pesic obtained a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University and continued his education at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, where he obtained a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Electronic Engineering under the guidance of Professor Fujio Masuoka, the inventor of flash memory.

Anthony Ngai

Board Member

Anthony Ngai is a member of the Board of Directors. Before joining Silvaco, he was a senior investment banker and spent 15 years at JPMorgan on Wall Street, London and Hong Kong offices. He was most recently the head of the firm’s Asia Pacific trading division.

Anthony obtained a Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Finance from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and continued his education at Harvard Business School.

Currently, Anthony serves on various boards and investment committees including the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, Noel Croucher Prize Endowment Fund and Chung Chi College.

Kathy Pesic

Chair of the Board and Chair of the Compensation Committee

Kathy Pesic co-founded Silvaco along with Ivan Pesic in 1984. Since then, Silvaco has grown to become the largest privately held EDA company. She is currently Chair of the Board and Chair of the Compensation Committee. She is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. She focused on VLSI process technology, especially bipolar, CMOS and high-frequency devices, during her 25-year tenure at Hewlett-Packard. Kathy is also the Founder and President of a real estate investment company, Kipee International. She serves as the President of Marriott Business Owners Association and is a Board member for DOTT Limited, a company in the IoT space that focuses on creative solutions for pet owners.

Kathy holds a BS in Chemistry and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University.

Carlos Mazure

Dr. Carlos Mazure

Board Member

Dr. Carlos Mazure is Chairman and Executive Director of the SOI Industry Consortium and Executive Vice President of Soitec. Prior to joining Soitec, he held executive roles at Infineon Technologies AG and at Motorola Semiconductors.

In addition to his business leadership experience, Dr. Mazure has an in-depth understanding of semiconductor technology with more than 100 patents filed worldwide and has authored over 120 scientific papers. He holds two PhDs in physics, one from the University of Grenoble, France, and the other from the Technical University of Munich, Germany.