Chun K. Hong is one of the founders of Netlist and has served as president, chief executive officer and director since our inception. He assumed the title of chairman of the Board of Directors in 2004. Prior to Netlist, Mr. Hong was president and chief operating officer of Infinilink Corp., a communications software company based in Irvine, CA. From 1998 to 2000, he was executive vice president of Viking Components, Inc., a memory manufacturing company based in RSM, CA. From 1997 to 1998, he was General Manager of International Operations at LG Semicon Co., Ltd., (now SK Hynix) a public semiconductor company based in Seoul, Korea. From 1992 to 1997, Mr. Hong served as Director of Global Accounts at LG Semicon America, Inc., based in San Jose, CA. From 1983 to 1992, he held various management positions at LG subsidies in South Korea. Mr. Hong received a B.S. degree in economics from Virginia Commonwealth University and an M.S. degree in technology management from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Management. Mr. Hong currently serves as a director of BBCN Bancorp, Inc., a publically traded bank holding company based in Los Angeles. As one of the founders and an industry veteran, Mr. Hong brings to the Board extensive knowledge of the organization, our markets and our customers.