Board of Directors

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Sterling Du
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

Sterling Du has served as our chief executive officer and chairman of our Board since March 1997 and as a Class I Director since June 2001. He also served as our chief financial officer from March 1997 to March 1999. From May 1995 to March 1997, Mr. Du was president and chief executive officer of O2Micro, Inc. Mr. Du received a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from National Taiwan University and a master of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Chuan Chiung "Perry" Kuo
    Chief Financial Officer, Director and Secretary

    Chuan Chiung "Perry" Kuo has served as our general manager of Taiwan operations since January 1997, as chief financial officer and a Director since March 1999, as secretary since October 1999 and as a Class I Director since June 2001. Mr. Kuo received a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from National Taiwan University and a master of business administration degree from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University in The Netherlands.

      James Keim
      Head of Marketing & Sales and Director

      James Keim has served as a Director since March 1999 and as Head of Marketing and Sales since December 2001 and a Class II Director since June 2001. He also served as our chief operating officer from June 1998 to June 2001. From March 1995 to June 1998, Mr. Keim was a principal in Global Marketing Associates, an international consulting firm. Prior to March 1995, he had been vice president of sales at Alliance Semiconductor Corporation, vice president of marketing at Performance Semiconductor Corporation and worldwide linear marketing manager at Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation. Mr. Keim received a bachelor of science degree in engineering from Iowa State University, a master of science degree in electrical engineering and a master of business administration degree from the University of Illinois.

        Michael Austin
        Director

        Michael Austin has served as a Director since October 1997 and as a Class III Director since June 2001. Mr. Austin is a resident of the Cayman Islands and is a Chartered Accountant. Mr. Austin was admitted as an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1964 and as a Fellow in 1969. Mr. Austin is also an Associate Member of The Chartered Institute of Taxation, a Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, and a Notary Public of the Cayman Islands. Mr. Austin served as the managing partner of the Cayman Islands office of KPMG Peat Marwick, an international accounting firm, for 23 years. Since retiring in July 1992, Mr. Austin has been a consultant and currently serves as a non-executive director on several company boards, including those of a number of mutual funds, trust and insurance companies.

        He serves as a director of Scottish Re, a public company. Mr. Austin served as a director of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority from January 1997, and was appointed Chairman of the Board in January 2003, a position he held until his retirement on July 31, 2004. He has also served on a variety of other government committees and government related boards, including the Cayman Islands Agricultural and Industrial Development Board, as Chairman; the Stock Exchange Committee; and the Government/Private Sector Consultative Committee. In 1990 Mr. Austin was awarded an M.B.E. by Her Majesty the Queen in recognition of services to the public and business community.

          Dr. Vijay Kumar
          Director

          Dr. Vijay Kumar is currently the Nemirovsky Family Dean of Penn Engineering and been a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania since 1987. Dr. Kumar has held many administrative positions in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, including director of the GRASP Laboratory, chair of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, and the position of the Deputy Dean.  Dr. Kumar is a fellow of ASME and IEEE and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and he has also served as the assistant director of robotics and cyber physical systems at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.  Dr. Kumar received his Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and his Ph.D. from Ohio State University in 1987

            Daniel Lenehan
            Director

            Daniel Lenehan has served as a Class III Director and a member of the audit committee since June, 2016.  Mr. Lenehan brings to O2Micro's Board of Directors more than thirty years of experience in semiconductor product development, technical marketing, foundry management and engineering experience at a wide variety of technology companies in various Director and VP level positions.  Mr. Lenehan was one of the key contributors to Intel's expansion of the notebook market by assuming a number of Director roles including leadership positions in the areas of systems development, industry initiatives, mobile architecture, chipset design and R&D labs. As VP of Engineering at Xilinx Corp, he led the Spartan Field Programmable Gate Array development team responsible for architecture, design, layout, product and test engineering across North America, Ireland, and Asia. Mr. Lenehan has a BSEE from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

              Dr. Vijay Kumar
              Director
              Dr. Vijay Kumar is currently the Nemirovsky Family Dean of Penn Engineering and been a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania since 1987. Dr. Kumar has held many administrative positions in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, including director of the GRASP Laboratory, chair of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, and the position of the Deputy Dean.  Dr. Kumar is a fellow of ASME and IEEE and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and he has also served as the assistant director of robotics and cyber physical systems at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.  Dr. Kumar received his Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and his Ph.D. from Ohio State University in 1987
                Lawrence Lin
                Director

                Lawrence Lin has served as a Class II Director, member of the audit committee and chairman of the compensation committee since June 2003. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Taiwan. Since 1990, Mr. Lin has been a partner of UHY L&C Company, Certified Public Accountants, which is an independent member firm of Urbach Hacker Young International. Mr. Lin was a director of Urbach Hacker Young International from October 1994 to October 1998. Prior to UHY L&C Company, he was a partner at T N Soong & Co. Mr. Lin serves as corporate supervisor and chairman of the audit committee of Yageo Corporation, which is a Taiwan listed, public company. He graduated from Taipei Vocational Commercial School in 1969.

                  Ji Liu
                  Director
                  Ji Liu has served as a Class II Director since June 2007. Mr. Liu has been an Honorary President of the China Europe International Business School since 2005. From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Liu was Executive President and President of the China Europe International Business School. From 1993 to 1999, Mr. Liu was a Research Fellow, Member of the Academic Board, Graduate Supervisor and Deputy Chairman of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He received a bachelor of science in power mechanical engineering from Tsinghua University in China.
                    Teik Seng Tan
                    Director

                    Teik Seng Tan has served as a Class I Director and a member of the Audit Committee since June 2008. Mr. Tan has served as Chairman of the audit committee since 2010. Mr. Tan was previously employed by AMD Singapore Pte Ltd. from 1984 to 2007 where he held various positions, the last position being Senior Executive Managing Director. He is director of Teleios SC Pte Ltd. Mr. Tan is a member of the Advisory Council for the Singapore Human Resource Institute and a member of the Advisory Council of the School of Engineering at Temasek Polytechnic. Mr. Tan received a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore and an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the National University of Singapore.  He is also a Fellow of the Singapore Human Resource Institute.