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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Kenneth H. Traub
Chairman of Intermolecular, Inc.
Mr. Traub is formerly a Managing Partner of Raging Capital Management, LLC, a diversified investment firm. Mr. Traub currently serves as Chairman of the board of DSP Group, Inc., a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications, as a director of Gulfmark Offshore, Inc., a provider of marine transportation services to the energy industry and as a director of Immersion Corporation, a leading innovator in haptics technologies. Previously, Mr. Traub was President and Chief Executive Officer of Ethos Management LLC, and President and Chief Executive Officer of American Bank Note Holographics, Inc., a leading global supplier of optical security devices for the protection of documents and products against counterfeiting. Mr. Traub also previously co-founded Voxware, Inc., a pioneer in voice over Internet protocol communication technologies, and served as Vice President of Trans-Resources, Inc., a multi-national holding company and investment manager. Mr. Traub previously served on the boards of directors of Phoenix Technologies, Inc., iPass, Inc., MIPS Technologies, Inc., Xyratex Limited, Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation, Athersys, Inc, A.M. Castle & Co., MRV Communications, Inc. and IDW Media Holdings, Inc. Mr. Traub received a BA from Emory College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Chairman of the Board
Chris Kramer
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 is the founder and CEO of Mandias Capital. Mr. Furnas previously served as a Senior Analyst at Raging Capital from 2010 until April 2019. He received a B.S. 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.