Technology >> CEO Interviews >> May 12, 2003

Francis Lee – Synaptics Inc (syna)

FRANCIS F. LEE has served as a Director and the President and Chief Executive Officer of Synaptics, Inc., since December 1998. He was a Consultant from August 1998 to November 1998. From May 1995 until July 1998, Mr. Lee served as General Manager of NSM, a Hong Kong-based joint venture between National Semiconductor Corporation and S. Megga. Mr. Lee held a variety of executive positions for National Semiconductor from 1988 until August 1995. These positions included Vice President of Communication and Computing Group, Vice President of Quality and Reliability, Director of Standard Logic Business Unit, and various other operations and engineering management positions. Mr. Lee holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Davis with honors. Profile
TWST: Could we begin with a brief historical sketch of Synaptics

and an overview of things as they are now?

Mr. Lee: Synaptics is a company that has been around for the last

16 years and we