Frank Schneider has extensive experience in the semiconductor, liquid crystal display, and various high tech capital equipment industries. For eleven years he worked with several (often troubled) companies either as CEO or as a board member helping to strengthen the management team, finding ways to make these businesses grow, and identifying and implementing strategic exits.
Mr. Schneider served on the board of directors for Micrel (MCRL) until it was sold to Microchip (MCHP), GigPeak (GIG) until it was sold to IDTI, and Diablo Optics, Inc. He also served on the technical advisory board of Neomagic, a display controller chip company, and was a member of the board of directors of GMT Microelectronics, Inc.
He was also a group vice president of MKS Instruments, Inc. (MKSI), a group vice president of Sharp microelectronics and held many senior positions at Philips Semiconductor, then known as Signetics Corp. He has considerable international experience that includes having lived for five years in Japan where he was started and managed Signetics KK.
He holds BSEE and MBA degrees from West Virginia University and Northwestern University Kellogg School of management respectively, and has completed executive post graduate programs at Stanford University and the Wharton School of Business.