Thomas Lacey, who joined Tessera Technologies, Inc.’s Board of Directors in May 2103, is also the company’s Interim Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Lacey is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Components Direct, a provider of cloud-based product life cycle solutions, and served in those capacities from May 2011 to April 2013. Previously, Mr. Lacey served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Phoenix Technologies Ltd., a publicly-traded, global provider of basic input-output software for personal computers, from February 2010 to February 2011. Prior to joining Phoenix Technologies Ltd., Mr. Lacey was the Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the SunFabTM Thin Film Solar Products group of Applied Materials, Inc. from September 2009. Mr. Lacey previously served as President of Flextronics International’s Components Division, now Vista Point Technologies, from 2006 to 2007. Mr. Lacey joined Flextronics in connection with the sale to Flextronics of publicly-traded International Display Works, where Mr. Lacey had been Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer from 2004 to 2006. Prior to International Display Works, Mr. Lacey held various management and executive positions at Intel Corporation for 13 years, including Vice President Sales and Marketing, President of Intel Americas, and Vice President and General Manager, Flash Products.
Mr. Lacey currently serves on the board of directors and the audit committee of publicly-traded International Rectifier Corporation, a leader in power management technology, and DSP Group, Inc. (“DSP”), a publicly-traded leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications, and has served in those capacities since March 2008 and May 2012, respectively. In May 2013, Mr. Lacey was also appointed to the audit committee of DSP’s board of directors.
Mr. Lacey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from the Leavy School of Business at Santa Clara University.