Chairman of the Board
Nelson C. Chan is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Adesto Technologies. Mr. Chan served as chief executive officer of Magellan Navigation, Inc., a consumer electronics manufacturer, from 2006 to 2008, until its acquisition by MiTAC Internal Corporation. From 1992 through 2006, Mr. Chan served in various senior management positions with SanDisk Corporation, a flash memory storage company, including as vice president of global marketing, senior vice president of global sales and marketing and, most recently, as executive vice president and general manager of consumer business. Mr. Chan is currently a director of Affymetrix, Inc., a genetics analysis company, Deckers Outdoor Corp, a footwear company, Outerwall Inc., a retail kiosk company, and Synaptics. Mr. Chan is also a member of the board of several privately-held companies. Mr. Chan holds a B.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a M.B.A. from Santa Clara University. Our board of directors believes that Mr. Chan’s senior leadership, management, and sales and marketing expertise in consumer electronics industry and his service on the boards of directors of a number of public companies qualify him to serve on our board of directors.