Mr. Singer has over 17 years of experience as an investor in the semiconductor industry. Mr. Singer has served as a co-managing member of Potomac Capital Management III, L.L.C., the general partner of Potomac Capital Partners III, L.P., since March 2012. Since May 2009, Mr. Singer has served as an advisor to Potomac Management and its related entities, and has been a member of Potomac Capital Management II, L.L.C. since January 2012. From August 2008 until its sale in February 2010, Mr. Singer served as a director of Zilog Corporation, a public semiconductor company. From July 2007 to April 2009, Mr. Singer was a senior investment analyst at Riley Investment Management. Mr. Singer managed private portfolios for Alpine Resources LLC from January 2003 to July 2007. Mr. Singer received a BA from Brandeis University.
Mr. Austin has more than 25 years of corporate finance experience in senior executive positions at established technology companies. He currently serves as a strategic advisor for technology-oriented businesses. From March 2008 to December 2011, Mr. Austin served as Chief Financial Officer of MIPS Technologies, Inc., a publicly traded provider of processor architectures and cores for digital home, networking and mobile applications. Mr. Austin previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Portal Software, Inc. from June 2005 until its acquisition and integration into Oracle Corporation in November 2006. Mr. Austin presently serves on the board of directors of Extreme Networks, Inc., a technology leader in high-performance Ethernet switching for cloud, data center and mobile networks. From 2004 to 2005, Mr. Austin served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Southwall Technologies. Prior to his employment with Southwall Technologies, Inc., Mr. Austin was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Vicinity Corporation from 2000 until its acquisition by Microsoft Corporation in 2003. Mr. Austin also has held executive and management positions at Apple Inc., Symmetricom, Inc., FlashPoint and General Electric Co. Mr. Austin holds a B.S. in Business Administration (Finance & Marketing) from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
Mr. Bonney has over 35 years of experience, holding various senior executive financial and operating positions, in middle market, high technology companies, both in the United States and abroad. He is currently president and CEO of On Board Advisors, LLC, a strategic and financial advisory firm. From March 2010 until November 2012 Mr. Bonney served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Direct Brands, Inc., a direct-to-consumer media company. Direct Brands and its affiliate, Bookspan, are the largest direct-to-consumer distributor of media products in North America. From February 2008 to March 2010, Mr. Bonney served as Vice President and the General Manager of the Authentication Solutions Group of JDS Uniphase Corporation (“JDSU”), a global leader in optical technologies and telecommunications. From June 2005 until its sale to JDSU in February 2008, Mr. Bonney served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of American Bank Note Holographics, Inc. (“ABNH”), a publicly traded, global leader in optical security devices. Mr. Bonney also served as an outside director and chairman of the audit committee of ABNH from February 2003 until June 2005. From August 1999 to March 2002, Mr. Bonney was President and Chief Operating Officer of Axsys Technologies, Inc., a leading manufacturer of highly sophisticated components and subsystems used in aerospace, defense, data storage, medical and other high technology markets. From March 1993 to August 1999, Mr. Bonney was the Chief Financial Officer of Zygo Corporation, a manufacturer of metrology measurement and control systems and optical components used in semiconductor, data storage and other high technology markets. Mr. Bonney also serves as chairman of the board of the Community Health Center, Inc. and as a director of MRV Communications and Zix Corporation. Mr. Bonney received a BS in Business Administration from Central Connecticut State University and a MBA in Finance from the University of Hartford.
Mr. Tsai has served as one of our directors since June 2003. He is one of the co-founders of MechanicNet Group, Inc., a software company serving the automotive aftermarket industry, and has served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 1999. Prior to MechanicNet Group, Inc., Mr. Tsai co-founded Internet Image, a Java solutions company for online software deployment and served as its Chief Executive Officer from 1993 until its acquisition by Intraware, Inc. in 1999. Previously, Mr. Tsai co-founded and served as Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Destiny Technology Corp., a laser printer controller firmware development company from 1987 to 1993. Prior to Destiny Technology Corp, Mr. Tsai served as Vice President of System Development for Mellon Bank and Bank of America.
Mr. Tran, one of our founders, has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since February 1982. Prior to joining us, Mr. Tran was employed by Amdahl Corporation and Trilogy Systems Corporation, both of which were involved in the IBM-compatible mainframe computer market.