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Board of Directors

Umesh Padval
Chairman of the Board, Entropic Communications
Operating Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners
Umesh Padval
Chairman of the Board, Entropic Communications
Operating Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners


Mr. Padval currently serves as a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. Prior to joining Bessemer in September 2007, Mr. Padval served as Executive Vice President, Consumer Products at LSI Logic Corporation. Prior to his promotion to Executive Vice President, Consumer Products, Mr. Padval was senior vice president and general manager for LSI Logic's Broadband Entertainment Division, a position he held since 2001. Mr. Padval served as Chief Executive Officer of C-Cube from 2000-2001, as President ... 
Robert L. "Bob" Bailey
Retired Semiconductor Executive and Independent Venture Investor
Robert L. "Bob" Bailey
Retired Semiconductor Executive and Independent Venture Investor


Mr. Bailey is a retired semiconductor executive. He served as the Chairman of PMC-Sierra, Inc., a leading provider of broadband communications and storage semiconductor technologies from May 2005 until May 2011 and from February 2000 until February 2003. He was a director of PMC-Sierra from October 1996 to May 2011 and served as their President and Chief Executive Officer from July 1997 to May 2008. Mr. Bailey served as President, Chief Executive Officer and director of PMC-Sierra, Ltd., PMC... 

Keith E. Bechard
Owner, Pear Lake Consulting LLC
Keith E. Bechard
Owner, Pear Lake Consulting LLC


Mr. Bechard brings over 30 years of experience in cable television, information systems and communications technology to Entropic Communications. As owner of Pear Lake Consulting, Mr. Bechard currently serves as executive advisor to Canoe Ventures LLC, and previously served as executive advisor to PolyCipher, both of which are cable industry joint ventures owned by Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and other major cable MSOs. He has acted as a consultant to cable related business... 

Patrick Henry
President and Chief Executive Officer, Entropic Communications, Inc.
Patrick Henry
President and Chief Executive Officer, Entropic Communications, Inc.


Mr. Henry brings more than 25 years of high technology experience to Entropic. Mr. Henry has served in executive management roles in companies ranging from small, innovative startups to large multinationals. Just prior to Entropic, he served as president and CEO of Pictos Technologies, developers of digital imaging products, and exited after completing a multimillion-dollar sale of the company. Before that, Mr. Henry was CEO of LinCom Wireless, a chip company focused on Wi-Fi products. Mr. Henry... 
Kenneth A. Merchant, Ph.D.
Professor of Accountancy, University of Southern California
Kenneth A. Merchant, Ph.D.
Professor of Accountancy, University of Southern California


Dr. Merchant holds the Deloitte & Touche LLP Chair of Accountancy at the University of Southern California (USC), and currently teaches in USC's M.B.A., Executive M.B.A. and undergraduate accounting programs. He has also served as Senior Associate Dean-Corporate Programs in USC's Marshall School of Business and as Dean of USC's Leventhal School of Accounting. Dr. Merchant is also a part-time research professor at the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands. Before joining USC, he taught at Har... 
Ted Tewksbury, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Integrated Device Technology, Inc.
Ted Tewksbury, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Integrated Device Technology, Inc.


Dr. Tewksbury is the Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Device Technology, Inc., an analog and digital company delivering essential mixed-signal semiconductor solutions. He joined the Company in March 2008 and was appointed to the Board of Directors in April 2008. Prior to joining the Company, Dr. Tewksbury served as President and Chief Operating Officer of AMI Semiconductor from September 2006 to February 2008. Prior to that, Dr. Tewksbury served as General Manager... 

William  G. Bock
Retired Semiconductor Executive
William  G. Bock
Retired Semiconductor Executive


Mr. William G. Bock brings to Entropic's Board a wealth of semiconductor sector, corporate leadership and board experience. He retired from Silicon Laboratories in 2011, after serving five-years as the Company's senior vice president of finance and administration and chief financial officer. In February 2013 Mr. Bock returned to the management team of Silicon Laboratories as their interim CFO. Prior to joining Silicon Laboratories, Mr. Bock was a partner at venture capital firms CenterPoint Ven...