Board of Directors
Since 2012, Dr. Black has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Rambus Inc. (“Rambus”), a technology company creating cutting-edge semiconductor and IP products, spanning memory and interfaces to security, smart sensors and lighting. Dr. Black has over 20 years of experience managing businesses and running companies in global semiconductor and mobile markets. Before joining Rambus, Dr. Black was the chief executive officer for MobiWire (formerly Sagem Wireless, UPEK, which later merged with AuthenTec) and Wavecom, a publicly traded French wireless solutions company. Dr. Black has also served as executive vice president of the Client Systems Group at Agere Systems and has held a number of senior executive roles at other companies, including Motorola and IBM Microelectronics. In addition to serving on the Rambus board of directors, Dr. Black currently serves as a director of Energy Focus, Inc., FlexEnable, and Microfabrica Inc. Dr. Black holds a Bachelor’s degree, a Masters and a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Cornell University.