Thurman J. (“T.J.”) Rodgers has served as a member of our board of directors since 2012. Rodgers founded Cypress Semiconductor in 1982. He served as Cypress’ CEO for 34 years until stepping down as the longest-tenured CEO among all publicly traded technology companies.
Rodgers is a former chairman of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and SunPower Corp. In addition to Enovix, he currently serves on the boards of other energy-related companies: Enphase Energy Inc. (energy and storage technologies), Solaria Corp. (advanced solar energy products) and FTC Solar (single-axis tracking for solar).
Rodgers is a trustee emeritus of Dartmouth College, his alma mater. From 2004 to 2012, he served as a member of Dartmouth’s board of trustees. Rodgers was Sloan scholar at Dartmouth, where he graduated in 1970 as Salutatorian with a double major in physics and chemistry. He won the Townsend Prize and the Haseltine Chemistry-Physics Prize as the top physics and chemistry student in his class. He attended Stanford University on a Hertz fellowship, earning a master’s degree (1973) and a Ph.D. (1975) in electrical engineering. At Stanford, he invented, developed, and patented VMOS technology, which he sold for cash and royalties to American Microsystems Inc. (AMI). He managed the MOS memory design group at AMI from 1975 to 1980 before moving to Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), where he ran AMD’s static RAM product group until founding Cypress in 1982.
Dr. Raj Talluri has been president, chief executive officer and a director since joining Enovix in January 2023. He brings a strong track record of leading successful high-volume and highly profitable semiconductor franchises with a specific focus on the portable electronics market over a nearly 30-year career.
Prior to Enovix, Raj was senior vice president and general manager of the Mobile Business Unit at Micron Technology Inc., which delivered over $7 billion in worldwide revenue and over $2 billion in operating profit in fiscal 2022. Prior to Micron, Raj was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Qualcomm Inc.’s IoT business unit, where he drove the division from incubation stage to over $1 billion in product revenue. During his Qualcomm tenure, he also led product management for the company’s flagship Snapdragon applications processor business including ownership of product roadmaps targeting smartphones, tablets and automotive. Raj began his career at Texas Instruments as a member of the technical staff and then successively led product groups and business units over a 16-year tenure culminating with becoming general manager of the OMAP wireless terminals business unit, an over $750 million revenue business with over 800 employees throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.
Raj holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Engineering degree from Anna University in Chennai, India, and a Bachelor of Engineering from Andhra University in Waltair, India. He holds 13 patents in image processing, video compression and media processor architectures.
Betsy Atkins is a 3-time CEO, serial entrepreneur, and founder of Baja Corporation. She has co-founded enterprise software companies in multiple industries including energy, healthcare, and networking.
Atkins is an expert at scaling companies through hyper growth and leading them to successful IPOs and acquisitions. Her more notable IPOs and sales include the acquisition of Clear Standards by SAP and Ascend Communications which was then acquired by Lucent for $23 billion. She is also a corporate governance expert with an eye for making boards a competitive asset.
Atkins currently serves on two public company boards: Wynn Resorts and SL Green Realty. She is also a member on the board of Volvo Cars (private). She is a proud graduate of University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Pegah Ebrahimi joined our board in November 2021. She is a seasoned technology executive and go-to-market leader, who has been at the center of major trends over the past decade from mobile and cloud to AI. She brings unique insight to Enovix on how the company’s batteries can enable the next generation of disruptive technologies and industries.
Ebrahimi was most recently Chief Operating Officer of Cisco Collaboration at Cisco Systems Inc, where she ran go-to-market and product strategy for the multi-billion-dollar collaboration business. Prior to Cisco, Ebrahimi was Chief Operating Officer of Morgan Stanley’s Global Technology Banking, where she led business transformation and global expansion for the multi-billion-dollar, world-leading franchise. Prior to that, she was Chief Information Officer of Morgan Stanley’s Global Investment Bank, where she focused on the digital transformation strategy of the New York-headquartered bank. She’s an MIT graduate with an appreciation for solving the hardest problems with both software and hardware solutions.
Mr. Gutmann joined our board on June 22, 2023. Mr. Gutmann brings close to forty years of experience in the semiconductor space. Most recently he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer of ON Semiconductor, a position he held from September 2012 to February 2021. Before that, he worked with the Company as Vice President, Corporate Analysis & Strategy of SCI LLC, serving in that position from April 2006 to September 2012. In these roles, his responsibilities have included finance integration, financial reporting, restructuring, tax, treasury and financial planning and analysis. From November 2002 to April 2006, Mr. Gutmann served as Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis and Treasury of SCI LLC. From September 1999 to November 2002, he held the position of Director, Financial Planning & Analysis of SCI LLC. Prior to joining ON Semiconductor, Mr. Gutmann served in various financial positions with Motorola from 1984 to 1999, including controller of various divisions and an offshore wafer and backend factory, finance and accounting manager, financial planning manager and financial analyst. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts.
Joseph Malchow has served as a member of our Board since June 22, 2023. Since 2013, Mr. Malchow has served as the founding partner at HNVR Technology Investment Management, a venture capital firm based in Portola Valley, California. Mr. Malchow serves on the board of Enphase Energy, Inc., a global energy technology company, where he has helped to architect a digital transformation to advance software-defined distributed clean energy systems. Mr. Malchow served on the board of Archaea Energy Inc., a renewable natural gas company, until its acquisition in December 2022; and he is a member of the board of the National Civic Arts Society in Washington, D.C. From December 2020 through July 2021, he served on the board of Rodgers Silicon Valley Acquisition Corp, a special purpose acquisition company which completed a business combination with Enovix.
Mr. Malchow holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from Stanford University. Mr. Malchow brings to our Board many years of entrepreneurial and investment experience, with expertise in scaled computing infrastructure, software-driven business, energy technology, and artificial intelligence.
Greg Reichow is a partner at Eclipse Ventures, LLC. He has spent his career building and leading teams to help scale multifaceted products from initial concept to high-volume production.
Prior to joining Eclipse, Reichow was Tesla’s executive leader of global manufacturing, factory/automation engineering, supply chain, and product excellence. While at Tesla, he led growth from low-volume Roadster production to the fully integrated manufacturing of the Model S and X and a revenue run rate exceeding $8 billion. Earlier at Tesla, he led the planning, construction and production ramp for battery and powertrain manufacturing.
Prior to Tesla, Reichow was the senior vice president of operations at SunPower and led the growth of manufacturing operations from pilot scale to more than $2 billion in annual revenue. He earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota.