Emmanuel T. Hernandez
Emmanuel T. Hernandez joined our board in July 2021. He is currently the chairman of BrainChip, Inc., a publicly-traded Australian artificial intelligence company and is also the chairman of the audit committee of leading Lidar company, Ouster, Inc. Hernandez has previously served as audit committee chairman of transistor stalwart ON Semiconductor and on the boards of Aruba Networks, EnStorage and SunEdison. From 2004 to 2009, he was the CFO of SunPower Corporation, during which time he oversaw the company’s IPO and raised $1 billion in public funding. From 1993 to 2004, he was the EVP Finance & Administration and CFO of Cypress Semiconductor, where he managed annual revenue growth from $300 million to $1 billion, completed 10 mergers and formalized the company’s M&A business process. Prior to that, from 1976 to 1993, he held a series of positions at National Semiconductor, a pioneer Silicon Valley semiconductor company. He holds an MBA degree in Finance from Golden Gate University and a BSC in accounting from the University of Nueva Caceres in the Philippines.