Mr. George Kao was promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations in February 2018. George joined Supermicro in October 2016 as the Vice President of Operations. Previously, George served as Vice President of Operations of Pericom Semiconductor Corp. (later sold to Diodes in 2015), starting in October 2006. Mr. Kao also has previously served as a COO of Orient Semiconductor Electronics Philippines. George joined there from Santa Clara- based Foveon. He has over 30 years of experience working in the global technology industry. George began his career at National Semiconductor in 1984 in the BipolarLlogic group before moving through senior positions at Integrated Circuit Systems, Synaptics, and Altima, later sold to Broadcom. Mr. Kao holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University.