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October 23, 2017 02:00 PM PST

Management Team

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Luc Seraphin is President & Chief Executive Officer. With over 20 years of experience managing global businesses, Luc brings the overall vision and leadership necessary to drive future growth for the company. Prior to this role, Luc was the senior vice president and general manager of the Memory and Interface Division, leading the development of the company’s innovative memory architectures and high-speed serial link solutions. Luc also served as the senior vice president of Worldwide Sales and Operations where he oversaw sales, business development, customer support and operations across the various business units within Rambus.

Luc started his career as a field application engineer at NEC and later joined AT&T Bell Labs, which became Lucent Technologies and Agere Systems (now Avago Technologies). During his 18 years at Avago, Luc held several senior positions in sales, marketing and general management, culminating in his last position as executive vice president and general manager of the Wireless Business Unit. Following this, Luc held the position of general manager of a GPS startup company in Switzerland and was vice president of Worldwide Sales and Support at Sequans Communications. During his career, Luc has advised and supported companies in both the product and IP markets.

Luc holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Physics and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Ecole Superieure de Chimie, Physique, Electronique, based in Lyon, France where he majored in Computer Architecture. Luc also holds an MBA from the University of Hartford and has completed the senior executive program of Columbia University.

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Sean Fan is Chief Operating Officer for Rambus. Before joining Rambus, Sean served as a corporate vice president and general manager at Renesas Electronics, in charge of the datacenter business unit with full P&L responsibilities. Previously, Sean held various senior executive positions at Integrated Device Technology Inc. (IDT) for over 19 years, prior to its acquisition by Renesas in March 2019.  He was instrumental in creating and growing several industry-leading businesses such as memory interface, timing, power management, smart metering, and telecom/networking products. Before joining IDT, he worked at Lucent Microelectronics, Mitel Semiconductor, and National Lab of Telecom in China in mostly R&D roles. From 2009 to 2012, Sean was a board member of JEDEC, a leading standardization organization for the microelectronics industry, and he also served on the board of directors for privately held Accent International.

Sean earned a master’s degree in Computer Engineering from University of Cincinnati and a bachelor’s degree in Computer and Telecom from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. He continued his Executive Management education at Stanford University and the Wharton School of Business.

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Jae Kim is Rambus’ senior vice president and general counsel. Jae joined Rambus in July 2010, and assumed the role of general counsel in 2013. Jae also assumed executive responsibility for Rambus’ global corporate real estate and facilities in 2016. Before he came to Rambus, Jae was a senior legal counsel at both private and public companies, where he was responsible for compliance, intellectual property, commercial transactions, and litigation. Jae also has experience in private practice with the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, advising high tech and emerging growth companies on mergers and acquisitions, private financings, public offerings, securities compliance, public company reporting and corporate governance. Jae began his legal career as an attorney with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Corporation Finance, in Washington, DC.

Jae is a member of both the California State Bar and the New York State Bar. Jae received a Juris Doctor from the American University, Washington College of Law, and his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Boston University.

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Rahul Mathur is responsible for the overall financial direction of the company.

Prior to joining Rambus, Mr. Mathur served as senior vice president of finance at Cypress Semiconductor where he was responsible for financial planning and investor relations for the $2.1B provider of embedded memory, microcontroller, and analog semiconductor system solutions. Prior to that, Rahul served as vice president of finance at Spansion (later acquired by Cypress). Rahul has previously worked at numerous technology companies such as NetSuite and KLA-Tencor, and started his career as a consultant with Arthur Andersen.

Mr. Mathur holds a Bachelor of Arts in applied mathematics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Jeff Moore is SVP of Global Operations. Jeff joined Rambus in 2014 to build an operations team in support of the then nascent Buffer Chip business; a charter which has grown in scope to cover operations for all of Rambus. Jeff and his teams are responsible for Supply Chain and Procurement, Program Management, Orders Management, Quality Engineering, Product and Test Engineering, IT and Facilities. Jeff joined Rambus from Fairchild Semiconductor, and has held operations and engineering leadership roles at Infineon and LSI/Agere/Lucent. Jeff began his career at Bell Labs, Murray Hill where he was responsible for one of several InGaAsP Lightwave Device design groups.

Jeff earned his bachelor’s degree at UC Davis and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. Jeff has Financial Analysis training from Wharton, and has served as an adjunct professor for Lehigh University Engineering, delivering classes in Operations Theory, Engineering Economy, Probability and Statistics, as well as serving as a thesis advisor for the Industrial Engineering department.

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Jerome Nadel is the senior vice president, general manager of payments and ticketing, and chief marketing officer for Rambus. Jerome joined the company in 2012 and is responsible for helping implement Rambus’ open and collaborative culture, both internally and externally. Jerome has expertise in strategic usability and user experience and he has extensive international business strategy and marketing. Before coming to Rambus, Jerome was at Option NV, where he was the chief experience officer leading the user experience process from research and innovation to implementation, marketing, and sales. Prior to Option NV, Jerome was executive vice president of user experience and marketing at MobiWire, chief experience officer at Human Factors International, marketing VP at Gemplus and CMO at SLP InfoWare.

Jerome has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida and a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational and Human Factors Psychology from Kansas State University.

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Kit Rodgers is the senior vice president of Technology Partnerships and Corporate Development for Rambus, where he is responsible for building and growing the business across the various focus areas. Prior to this role, Kit was the senior vice president of Licensing and Technology Partnerships, building and growing Rambus’ technology licensing business and customer-focused IP strategies.

Before joining Rambus, Kit was vice president of Business Development and Licensing for Cryptography Research, Inc., which was acquired by Rambus in in 2011. Kit joined Cryptography Research in 2003 and has extensive experience in building teams and businesses, including business development, technology licensing, operations, finance and corporate strategy. Before joining Cryptography Research, Kit held positions at Acumen Sciences, 12 Entrepreneuring, Scient, and Stanford University.

Kit holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s in engineering from Stanford University, where he was a Mayfield Entrepreneurship Fellow.