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D. Scott Mercer

Chief Executive Officer

D. Scott Mercer was appointed chief executive officer of Conexant in April 2008. He currently serves on the boards of Palm, Inc., Polycom, Inc., SMART Modular Technologies, Inc., and Adaptec, Inc., where he is chairman. In 2005, Mercer was named interim chief executive officer at Adaptec. Before that, he spent a total of eight years at Western Digital Corporation in positions that included executive vice president, chief financial and administrative officer, and senior vice president and advisor to the CEO. He also spent a year at TeraLogic, Inc. as chief financial officer, five years at Dell, Inc. in a variety of financial-management positions, and seven years at LSI Logic Corporation, where he was promoted to chief financial officer. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from California Polytechnic University at Pomona, Mercer spent seven years with Price Waterhouse in San Jose, Calif.

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Christian Scherp


Christian Scherp was appointed president of Conexant in April 2008. He joined the company in June 2005 and previously served as the company’s senior vice president of Worldwide Sales. Prior to joining the company, he was vice president and general manager of the Wireless/Wireline Communications Group for Infineon Technologies North America. Scherp also served as their vice president of Wireline Communications products marketing, and vice president and general manager of the Communications Group's wide area networking business. Before the spin-off of Infineon from Siemens AG, he held positions in engineering, marketing, and business planning. Scherp holds a master's degree in electrical and electronics engineering, and a master's degree in business administration from the Technical University of Munich, Germany.

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Sailesh Chittipeddi

Executive Vice President of Global Operations and Chief Technical Officer

Sailesh Chittipeddi was appointed executive vice president and chief technical officer of Conexant in April 2008. Previously, he served as senior vice president of Global Operations since joining in June 2006. Prior to that, he held several senior operations-related positions with Agere Systems, Lucent Technologies, and AT&T Microelectronics. He also served as Lucent Technologies' representative to SEMATECH, and was a member of the Technical Staff with AT&T Bell Laboratories. Chittipeddi holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin, a master's degree and a doctorate in physics from Ohio State University, and a master's degree in physics from Northern Illinois University. He also holds 59 U.S. patents related to semiconductor process, package, and design, and has authored nearly 40 publications.

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Karen Roscher

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Karen Roscher joined Conexant in September 2007 as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Her semiconductor experience includes 26 years in financial management positions with Motorola, Inc., and Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Most recently, she served as Freescale's vice president of Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis. Prior to that, Roscher was Freescale's vice president of Tax, and vice president and corporate controller responsible for worldwide transactional services and external reporting. While at Motorola, she served as vice president and Financial Planning and Analysis Director for the Semiconductor Products Sector, vice president and Network and Computing Systems Group Finance Director, and Semiconductor Sector Headquarters Controller. Roscher holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree in business administration, both from Arizona State University. She is also a certified public accountant.

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