Michael Hurlston于2019年8月被任命为Synaptics总裁兼首席执行官。在加入Synaptics之前，Hurlston曾是菲尼萨公司（Finisar Corporation）的首席执行官，同时也是董事会成员。在加入菲尼萨公司（Finisar Corporation）之前，他在博通有限公司（Broadcom Limited）担任移动连接产品的高级副总裁和总经理，并在销售、市场营销和综合管理等领域出任高管。在2001年加入博通有限公司（Broadcom Limited）之前， Hurlston在1991年至2001年间，曾在Oren Semiconductor, Inc. Avasem, Integrated Circuit Systems, Micro Power Systems, Exar and IC Works等公司担任高级市场营销和高级工程师。目前，Hurlston也是优比科技有限公司（Ubiquiti Networks, Inc.）和Vilynx Inc.的董事会成员。Hurlston拥有加州大学戴维斯分校(University of California, Davis)的理科学士学位、理科硕士学位和工商管理硕士学位。
在高层领导能力方面，Saleel Awsare先生自2018年12月起担任市场高级副总裁，2019年4月起担任物联网部门高级副总裁兼总经理，主要领导战略业务部门并管理公司运营。 Awsare先生曾是科胜讯系统公司的总裁，该公司于2017年7月被Synaptics收购。在此期间，Awsare先生带领团队在音频、语音和图像业务方面实现增长，成功将公司打造为音频和语音技术领域的市场领导者。Awsare先生还曾在华邦电子（Winbond Electronics）的分拆公司新唐科技（Nuvoton）担任美国业务部总裁兼音频和语音部门总经理。2008年，他在新唐科技开设了音频产品线，通过提供专注于消费市场大客户的新产品，实现该业务的显著发展。在此之前，他曾是华邦电子美国公司的混合信号产品执行副总裁兼总经理。在华邦电子工作期间，他担任信息存储设备工程总监，作为该团队的其中一员，开发出了第一款基于嵌入式闪存技术的单芯片模拟语音播放和记录产品。 Awsare先生持有史蒂文斯理工学院（Stevens Institute of Technology）的理学学士学位，以及圣塔克拉拉大学（Santa Clara University）的理学硕士学位。他拥有五项专利并撰写过多份出版物。Awsare先生自2018年2月25日起担任Sigma Designs公司董事，并在2017年9月起担任史蒂文斯理工学院董事会成员。
Dean Butler先生于2019年10月加入新突思，曾于2016年7月至2019年10月在Marvell担任财务副总裁。 加入Marvell之前，他曾于2015年1月至2016年7月在Broadcom有限公司担任以太网交换部门控制主管。在那之前，他曾于2007年5月至2014年12月在Maxm Integrated担任高级财务职位。Dean Butler先生获得了明尼苏达大学德卢斯分校的金融学学士学位。
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Wireless Connectivity Division
Alex Chou joined Synaptics through the acquisition of Broadcom’s wireless IoT connectivity business in July of 2020. Prior to Synaptics, he served as VP of Product Marketing at Broadcom Corporation’s Wireless Connectivity business unit, which he grew as a new line of business from near-zero to $500 million a year in 5 years. Prior to that, he also jumpstarted Broadcom’s first enterprise Ethernet Switch, PoE and 10GBASE-T PHY product lines. Mr. Chou was also an investment VP at UMC Venture Capital where he assisted in funding successful semiconductor startups. Mr. Chou spent his early career in the PC Graphics field and co-found/served as VP of Engineering for his startup graphic IC company, ARK Logic, Inc., which was acquired by Integrated Circuit Systems. He received his BS degree from National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan, and an MS in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University in New York.
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Multimedia Division
Venkat Kodavati joined Synaptics in April 2020 as SVP of Engineering and was subsequently named SVP and GM of the Multimedia Division in July 2020. Prior to Synaptics, Venkat ran the emerging 60GHz wireless business at Broadcom, successfully launching products into the backhaul market with tier-1 customers. Prior to Broadcom, Mr. Kodavati was the CEO and co-founder of Posedge, a company that grew into multi-million-dollar enterprise by developing and selling IP cores, including Wi-Fi and ethernet switch. In 2013, he successfully sold the company to Imagination Technologies. Venkat also held various senior engineering management roles at Broadcom and participated in the growth of the wireless connectivity business from 0 to nearly $3B. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from BITS Pilani, India, an MS in Computer Engineering from University of California, Santa Cruz, and has more than 10 patents with papers published multiple journals.
Senior Vice President of Sales
Phil Kumin is the Senior Vice President of Sales since March 2020. Prior to Synaptics, Phil was the founder and managing partner of Paragon Technical from 1997-2020 where he led the company’s semiconductor line and sales strategy. Mr Kumin has more than 30 years of industry experience with more than 20 semiconductor companies, including leadership roles at Brooktree (acquired by Rockwell) and Texas Instruments. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Touch & Display
Janice Mori has been the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Touch and Display since December 2019. Ms. Mori joined Synaptics in September 2008, and most recently served as VP of Strategic Programs and Products. Previously she was Vice President and Chief of Staff, Mobile Division, where she drove product development at Synaptics’ largest consumer mobile account as well as leading business operations for the division. Prior to this, she served in various leadership capacities at Synaptics including leading the integration of RSP into Synaptics in 2014, heading the mobile program management team, and leading multiple major product launches at key accounts. Prior to Synaptics she held senior program and marketing positions at Genesis Microchip (later ST Microelectronics), Agilent Technologies and Oak Technologies. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Management Business Administration from San Jose State University.
Senior Vice President of Operations
Divyesh Shah joined Synaptics in March 2020 as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations. Prior to Synaptics, Divyesh ran operations for SiTime and was part of the executive team that had a successful IPO in 2019. Before that, Mr. Shah was at Broadcom (formerly Avago, LSI Logic) for 22 years, ultimately managing worldwide IC operations. He has also held positions at Integrated Device Technology, National Semiconductor and a MEMS startup. Divyesh has served on the boards of industry and community organizations including the Global Semiconductor Alliance and Notre Dame High School. He holds a dual Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering and Industrial & Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Vice President and General Manager, Video Interface Business Unit
Sunil Thomas joined Synaptics in 2015 and served as VP and GM of the Automotive Business Unit where he successfully grew that business. In July 2020 he transitioned to lead the newly acquired DisplayLink business and entire video interface portfolio. Prior to Synaptics, Mr. Thomas was the General Manager of the Automotive Business at Cypress Semiconductors where he led the early introduction of advanced HMI technologies for passenger cars. Prior to Cypress, Sunil was General Manager for several business units at Texas Instruments including Custom Networking ASICs, Consumer ASICs, Analog TV Tuners, and Medical CCDs. He has more than 20 years of experience in semiconductors with over seven years focused on automotive. Sunil has a BSME from the University of Calicut India, an MSIE from State University of New York at Binghamton, and an MBA from Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business.