MANAGEMENT TEAM

FUMIHIDE ESAKA

CHAIRMAN / CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Fumihide Esaka has 20 years’ senior management experience in the semiconductor industry. He joined International Rectifier as a Vice President in 1995, having previously spent six years as a manager at consultancy firm, Accenture. He later became President and CEO of Nihon Inter Electronics Corp. and from 2013 was CEO of power conversion specialist, Transphorm Inc. before joining Ambiq Micro in December 2015.

SCOTT HANSON

FOUNDER, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Scott is an expert in ultra-low energy and variation-tolerant circuits. He championed the development of Ambiq Micro’s SPOT™ platform at the University of Michigan along with Ambiq Micro co-founders Dennis Sylvester and David Blaauw. Since Ambiq Micro’s inception, Scott has guided Ambiq Micro’s product development efforts and new technology development efforts. He speaks widely on energy-efficient circuits at trade-shows and conferences and has more than 30 publications and 7 patent filings on related topics. He received his Ph.D., Master’s, and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Michigan.

SEAN CHEN

PRESIDENT

Sean brings over 20 years of semiconductor experience to Ambiq Micro. Prior to joining, he was the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at mCube overseeing product and solution roadmaps, creating partnerships, and driving their marketing communications program. During mCube’s growth he held multiple roles including leading Sales and Operations. Prior to mCube he held management positions at both private startups and high-profile public companies such as Nagevtech, Intel, IDT, and TSMC.

DALE HANCOCK

VICE PRESIDENT OF ENGINEERING

Dale is an accomplished executive manager with over 20 years of semiconductor experience leading both large engineering organizations for established technology companies as well as small organizations. Prior to joining Ambiq Micro, Dale was the V.P. Engineering Entropic Communications. Before Entropic Communications, Dale was the CTO, V.P. Engineering and co-Founder of RF Magic. Dale has also held senior design management roles at Conexant and ComStream Corp. Dale holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego and a M.S.E.E. from San Diego State University.

AARON GRASSIAN

VICE  PRESIDENT OF SALES

Aaron is an international sales executive with experience in building, organizing, and managing a sales team and distribution networks for both public and private technology companies.  He has repeated success in selling solutions through multiple channels, targeting and winning initial designs, and quickly growing revenue through customer engagements and third party relationships.  His career, which started in product marketing, includes 15 years of experience in building and managing Asia sales for startup companies including SigmaTel, Luminary Micro, and Calxeda.   He has global customer experience including managing worldwide distribution for SigmaTel while being stationed in Hong Kong.  Aaron holds a BSEE from the University of Florida.

THOMAS CHEN

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Tom has been working with low power technologies since the start of his career in 1998 when he joined Motorola as an engineer. Since that time, he has held application engineering, business development and technical marketing roles in both start-ups and blue chip semiconductor companies Qualcomm Atheros and MediaTek. Immediately prior to joining Ambiq Micro, Tom was Product Marketing Director at NXP Semiconductors. His specialist interests are wearable devices and consumer electronics. Tom holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois.

LISA STANDLEY

SENIOR DIRECTOR, FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

Lisa has extensive financial and management experience with startups, high tech companies, international expansion and both public and private companies. She brings a wealth of experience in planning and forecasting, reporting and analysis, internal controls, process improvement and financial accounting. Lisa has held key financial positions at vcfo, ArthroCare, Sulzer Medica/CarboMedics, Cirrus Logic, and Dell. Lisa holds a BA in Accounting from the University of Texas and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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