Board of Directors
Chairman of Intermolecular, Inc.
Mr Traub has served as a Managing Partner of Raging Capital Management, a diversified investment firm since December 2015. From 2009 through 2015, Mr. Traub was President and Chief Executive Officer of Ethos Management LLC. From 1999 until its acquisition by JDS Uniphase Corp. (“JDSU”) in 2008, Mr. Traub served as President and Chief Executive Officer of American Bank Note Holographics, Inc. (“ABNH”), a leading global supplier of optical security devices for the protection of documents and products against counterfeiting. Following the sale of ABNH, he served as Vice President of JDSU, a global leader in optical technologies and telecommunications. In 1994, Mr. Traub co-founded Voxware, Inc., a pioneer in voice over Internet protocol communication technologies, and served as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer through 1998. From 1988 to 1994, he served as Vice President of Trans-Resources, Inc., a multi-national holding company and investment manager.
Mr. Traub currently serves on the boards of directors of the following public companies: (i) as Chairman of DSP Group, Inc., a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications and (ii) Gulfmark, Inc., a global provider of vessels for the offshore drilling industry. He previously served on the boards of directors of (i) Phoenix Technologies, Inc., a supplier of the basic input-output system for the personal computer industry, from 2009 until the company was sold in 2010, (ii) iPass, Inc., a provider of mobility services for Enterprises and Carriers, from 2009 to 2013, (iii) MIPS Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of industry standard processor architectures and cores, from 2011 until the company was sold in 2013, (iv) Xyratex Limited, a leading supplier of data storage technologies, from 2013 until the company was sold in 2014, (v) Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation, a leading supplier of integrated circuit solutions for next-generation carrier and enterprise networks, from 2013 until the company was sold in 2015, (vi) Athersys, Inc., a biotechnology company engaged in the discovery and development of therapeutic product candidates from 2012 to 2016, (vii) A. M. Castle & Co., a specialty metals and plastics distribution company from 2014 to 2016, (viii) As Chairman of the board of MRV Communications, Inc., a provider of packet and optical communications network equipment, from 2011 until the company was sold in 2017, and (ix) IDW Media Holdings, a diversified media company, from 2015 to 2018. He also served as the Chairman of the Board of the New Jersey chapter of the Young Presidents Organization in 2010 and 2011 and on the board of the New Jersey chapter of the World Presidents Organization since 2012. Mr. Traub received a BA from Emory College and an MBA from Harvard Business SchoolChairman of the Board
President and Chief Executive Officer
Chris Kramer is President and Chief Executive Officer of Intermolecular, Inc. – the trusted partner for materials innovation. Chris has more than 25 years of experience as a senior technology executive in the semiconductor and materials industry worldwide. He most recently was Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Entegris where he was responsible for business development aimed at upgrading the company’s sales and marketing capabilities, yielding improved customer relationships. Chris joined Entegris in 2014 after the acquisition of ATMI. In 2010, Chris was Senior Vice President of Materials Solutions at ATMI, where he was responsible for the company’s ion implant business operations and its gas and liquid storage and delivery systems. He was promoted to manage ATMI’s microelectronics materials business as its General Manager. Prior to ATMI, Chris was Vice President, Global Strategic Account Management, for Tokyo Electron America (TEL), where he was responsible for developing and maximizing strategic business and technology relationships with IBM and their alliance partners.
Chris holds a B.S. degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and served in the U.S. Navy as Surface Warfare Officer for seven years after receiving his degree and commission.
- Irwin Federman
Mr. Federman is a senior advisor to U.S. Venture Partners and served as a general partner from1990 to 2015. Prior to that, he was president and CEO of Monolithic Memories (MMI). After guiding the company from virtual bankruptcy to $250 million in revenues, he led MMI through its merger with AMD and became vice chairman of AMD. He served two terms as chairman of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), and has also served on the board of directors of the National Venture Capital Association, as well as on the Dean's Advisory Board of Santa Clara University. He has received the Anti-Defamation League's Torch of Liberty Award, and the Brotherhood Award from the National Conference of Community and Justice. Mr. Federman received a B.S. in economics from Brooklyn College, and was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in engineering science from Santa Clara University.
- Marvin D. Burkett
A 40-year veteran of the semiconductor industry, Mr. Burkett joined our board of directors in 2011 and is the chair for the audit committee. Previously, he served as senior advisor to NVIDIA Inc., where he was CFO for seven years. Before that, Mr. Burkett served as the chief financial officer of Arcot Systems Inc. Mr. Burkett also served as an executive vice president and chief financial officer of Packard Bell NEC from 1998 to 1999. Previously, he spent 26 years at AMD in a variety of positions, including CFO, senior vice president, chief administrative officer, and corporate controller. Mr. Burkett also worked in the Semiconductor Division of Raytheon Company. In addition, Mr. Burkett has served as a member of the board of directors and the chair for the audit committee of the board of directors for Audience Inc., G2 Holdings Corporation, NetLogic Microsystems Inc., and Entegris, Inc. Mr. Burkett holds a master's in business administration and a B.S. in applied mathematics and business administration, both from the University of Arizona.
- George Scalise
Mr. Scalise is past president of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), an association of semiconductor manufacturers and suppliers. He came to SIA from Apple Computer, Inc., where he served as executive vice president and chief administrative officer, and has also held executive management positions at National Semiconductor, Maxtor Corporation, Advanced Micro Devices, Fairchild Semiconductor and Motorola Semiconductor. Mr. Scalise was Chairman of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and also served on President George W. Bush's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Mr. Scalise previously served on the board of directors for Cadence Design Systems, Inc., ATMI, Inc. and MindTree, Ltd. He also served on the California Council on Science and Technology and was a member of the Joint High-Level Advisory Panel of the United States-Israel Science and Technology Commission, and chaired the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board at the US Department of Energy. Mr. Scalise holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Purdue University.
- Matthew S. Furnas
Mr. Furnas has been a Senior Analyst at Raging Capital Management, LLC, a private investment partnership based near Princeton, New Jersey, since 2010. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.
- Adam Scheer
Mr. Scheer has been the President of SecureRF Corporation, a leading provider of quantum-resistant authentication and identification cryptograhic tools for low-resource processors, since October 2017. Prior to joining SecureRF, Mr. Scheer was the Chief Operating Officer of MRV Communications and served a key member of the team that drove MRV’s sale to Adva Optical Networking SE. Prior to joining MRV in October 2015, Mr. Scheer served as the Vice President of Marketing and Product Management for the Optical Security and Performance Products group of Viavi Solutions, Viavi’s thin film coatings group. Over the course of nearly 15 years with Viavi Solutions and its predecessor companies, Mr. Scheer served in senior marketing, strategy, corporate development, sales and product management roles. Mr. Scheer earned a Bachelors in Arts in History from Williams College and a Master in Business Administration in Management from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
- Jonathan B. Schultz
Mr. Schultz has been the managing principal of Onyx Equities, LLC, a leading real estate investment and property services firm specializing in acquiring and managing commercial properties, since he co-founded it in 2005. Mr. Schultz also has served on the board of trustees of the Riverview Medical Center Foundation since 2014. Mr. Schultz earned a Bachelor in Arts and Sciences in economics from Syracuse University.