• Board of Directors

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<h3>Kathy Pesic</h3>
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<h3>Hau Lee</h3>
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<h3>William Molloie</h3>
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<h3>Anthony Ngai</h3>
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Kathy Pesic

Dr. Hau L. Lee

William Molloie

Anthony Ngai

Co-Founder and Chair of the Board
Lead Independent Board Member, Member, Compensation Committee, Member, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Independent Board Member, Chair of the Audit Committee
Board Member, Chair of the Nomination and Governance Committee
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<h3>Iliya Pesic</h3>
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<h3>Wally Rhines</h3>
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<h3>Jodi Shelton</h3>
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<h3>Dr. Babak Taheri</h3>
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Iliya Pesic

Dr. Walden “Wally” C. Rhines

Jodi Shelton

Dr. Babak Taheri

Board Member
Independent Board Member
Independent Board Member
Chief Executive Officer and Board Member
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Dr. Babak Taheri

Chief Executive Officer and Board Member

Babak A. Taheri, Ph.D., has served as Silvaco’s Chief Executive Officer and member of Silvaco’s board of directors from August 2019 to September 2021 and from November 2021 to present. From October 2018 to August 2019, Dr. Taheri served as Silvaco’s Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Products. Prior to joining Silvaco, Dr. Taheri served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Integrated Biosensing Technologies (IBT), an advisory and consulting firm, from May 2015 to October 2018. Dr. Taheri has also served on various advisory boards, including MEMS World Summit, a conference for MEMS manufacturers, equipment and material suppliers and research institutes, Novasentis, Inc., an electromechanical polymer technology development company, and as the advisory board chair of the electrical engineering department at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Taheri also served on the board of directors of Parisi House on The Hill, a residential alcohol and drug non-profit, from June 2021 to May 2022. Dr. Taheri received a B.S. in engineering from San Francisco State University, a M.S. in electrical engineering from San Jose State University and a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the University of California, Davis.

Dr. Walden “Wally” C. Rhines

Independent Board Member

Walden C. Rhines, Ph.D., has served as a member of ourSilvaco’s board of directors and as a member of ourSilvaco’s audit committee since September 2022. Since March 2020, Dr. Rhines has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cornami, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company. Dr. Rhines has also served as a member of the board of directors and as chair of the compensation committee of Qorvo, Inc., a semiconductor company, since January 2015. He served as a member of the board of directors of PTK Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company from July 2020 until September 2021 and served on its audit, nominating and compensation committees. From October 1993 to March 2017, Dr. Rhines served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Mentor Graphics Corporation, an EDA company, and chairman of its board of directors from 2000 until its acquisition by Siemens in March 2017, pursuant to which the company was renamed Mentor Graphics, a Siemens Business. Following the acquisition, Dr. Rhines served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens EDA (formerly Mentor Graphics, a Siemens Business), from March 2017 to October 2018, after which he served as its Chief Executive Officer Emeritus until September 2020. Dr. Rhines received a B.S.E. in metallurgical engineering from the University of Michigan, an M.S. and Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Stanford University, and a M.B.A. from the Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business.

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Hau L. Lee, PhD

Lead Independent Board Member
Member, Compensation Committee
Member, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Hau L. Lee, Ph.D., has served as a member of Silvaco’s board of directors, as lead independent director and as a member of compensation committee since September 2022. Since September 2002, Dr. Lee has served as an Operations, Information and Technology Professor at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, where he has been a professor since 1983. Since February 2012, Dr. Lee has also served on the board of directors of TD SYNNEX Corporation, a distributor and solutions aggregator for the IT ecosystem. Since April 2013, Dr. Lee has served as a member of the board of directors and on the audit and compensation committees of Lion Rock Group Limited. In addition, from March 2014 to July 2020, Dr. Lee served as a member of the board of directors and on the compensation committee of Frontier Services Group, a Chinese Africa-focused security, aviation, and logistics company. From June 2014 to September 2020, he served as a member of the board directors and on the compensation committee of Global Brands Group , a bankruptcy holding and brand management company, and from February 2019 to September 2022, Dr. Lee served as a member of the board of directors and on the compensation committee of LF Logistics, a logistics solution company. In November 1999, Dr. Lee co-founded DemandTec, Inc., a retail pricing technology company. Dr. Lee received a B.Soc.Sc. degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Hong Kong, an M.Sc. degree in operational research from the London School of Economics and an M.S. and Ph.D in operations research from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Jodi Shelton

Independent Board Member

Jodi L. Shelton has served as a member of Silvaco’s board of directors and as a member of Silvaco’s nominating and corporate governance committee since September 2022. Ms. Shelton co-founded Global Semiconductor Alliance, a leading semiconductor industry organization, in June 1994 and has served as its Chief Executive Officer since June 1994. Ms. Shelton also co-founded Shelton Group, a strategic investor relations firm in February 1994 and has served as its chair since February 1994. Since March 2021, Ms. Shelton has also served on the board of directors and as a member of the audit and compensation committees of LF Capital Acquisition Corp, a blank check company. Ms. Shelton received a B.S. in political science from San Diego State University and an M.S. in political science from University of Houston.

William Molloie

Independent Board Member
Chair of the Audit Committee

William H. Molloie, Jr. has served as a member of Silvaco’s board of directors and as chair of audit committee since May 2022. Since March 2021, Mr. Molloie has been a lecturer at the University of California, San Diego Rady School of Management. In July 1986, Mr. Molloie joined PricewaterhouseCoopers, a public accounting firm, and served as an assurance partner from October 1997 to June 2020. Since June 2021, Mr. Molloie has served on the board of directors of WinSanTor Inc., a private clinical-stage biotechnology company, and has served as a member of its compensation committee since April 2022. Mr. Molloie received a B.A. in accounting and finance from Temple University.

Iliya Pesic

Board Member

Iliya I. Pesic has served as a member of Silvaco’s board of directors since November 2012. Mr. Pesic served as chair of board of directors from November 2012 to September 2014 and as executive chair of board of directors from September 2014 to April 2021. Since May 2021, Mr. Pesic has also served on Silvaco’s compensation committee and nominating and corporate governance committee. Mr. Pesic holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Santa Clara University and an M.S. in electronic engineering from Tohoku University in Japan.

Anthony Ngai

Board Member
Chair of the Nomination and Governance Committee

Anthony K. K. Ngai has served as a member of Silvaco’s board of directors since Oc-tober 2018 and as a member of its nominating and corporate governance, compensa-tion and audit committees since that time. Mr. Ngai has also served as chair of Silva-co’s nominating and corporate governance committee since September 2022 and as chair of audit committee from October 2018 to April 2022. Since June 2022, Mr. Ngai has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Unience.io, a technology company based in Hong Kong that develops blockchain and Web3 applications and community. From September 2020 to June 2022, Mr. Ngai served as a Partner of Gravity Capital Part-ners Co. and the Responsible Officer of Avanta Investment Management, an asset management company. Prior to that, Mr. Ngai served as the Head of Credit Trading at J.P. Morgan Asia Pacific, a global financial services firm, from June 2004 to September 2018. In November 2018, Mr. Ngai co-founded JUST FEEL, a nonprofit charity focused on mental health in education. Since July 2020, Mr. Ngai served on the Board of Trus-tee of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Chung Chi College. Mr. Ngai received a B.S. in Quantitative Finance from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and is a grad-uate of the Program for Management Development from Harvard Business School.

Kathy Pesic

Co-Founder and Chair of the Board

Katherine S. Ngai-Pesic co-founded Silvaco in 1984. Ms. Ngai-Pesic has served as a member of Silvaco’s board of directors since November 2012 and as chair of Silvaco’s board of directors since December 2021. Ms. Ngai-Pesic has also served as a member of Silvaco’s compensation committee since May 2021 and as chair of compensation committee from December 2021 to September 2022, as chair of nominating and corporate governance committee from May 2021 to December 2021, as a member of Silvaco’s nominating and corporate governance committee since December 2021, and as a member of Silvaco’s audit committee from May 2021 to September 2022. In addition, Ms. Ngai-Pesic founded Kipee in March 2001 and has served as its President since inception and founded the Lee Ho Yee Foundation in April 2021 and has served as chair of its board of directors since inception. Mrs. Ngai-Pesic has served as president of the Marriott Business Center HOA Association since October 2012. Ms. Ngai-Pesic also has an endowed associate professorship at Purdue University’s Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. Ms. Ngai-Pesic received a B.S. in chemistry and an M.S. in electrical engineering from Santa Clara University.