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2015년 4월 01일 New Cypress: A Commitment to High-Performance Embedded Systems
2014년 1월 07일 T. J. Rodgers - Stanford Radio Interview
2013년 7월 19일 Cypress CEO: Working With Tesla
2013년 1월 08일 T.J. Rodgers completes world's first wireless wine fermentation network for UC Davis winery
2012년 9월 05일 Second Harvest Food Bank opens new facility
2012년 6월 21일 People Are the Economy
2012년 4월 27일 CY CEO Talks Earnings Results
2011년 6월 20일 Building donated to Second Harvest Food Bank
2011년 2월 03일 Executive Decision: Cypress Semiconductor
2010년 8월 24일 New, Subtle Signs Of Strength?
2008년 9월 19일 Cypress Goes Back to the Future With Programmable Chips
2008년 8월 05일 Electronic Business Interview: T.J. Rodgers: Programmability, Politics and Profitability
2008년 6월 30일 Reuters interview: Cypress CEO sees big gains in programmable chips
2008년 3월 06일 CNET Interview: Cypress' T.J. Rodgers on solar, politics, and capitalism
2008년 3월 04일 Forbes Magazine Interview: Silicon Valley Can't Be Beat
2007년 12월 03일 BusinessWeek Interview: T.J. Rodgers' Startup Strategy
2007년 6월 27일 EDN Magazine Interview: 2007 Movers and Shakers
2007년 6월 22일 Interview with The American: Blue Skies, High Anxiety
2007년 6월 01일 Business 2.0 Interview: Ripping up the rules of management
2006년 7월 18일 CNET Newsmaker: Cypress CEO: Time to take a different tack on energy
2005년 11월 11일 LA Times Interview: This Chief Executive Is Blunt With a Capital B
2005년 11월 11일 Reason Magazine Interview: Rethinking the Social Responsibility of Business
2005년 1월 01일 T.J. Rodgers in Chief Executive Magazine
2003년 4월 28일 Interview with HR.com, part four: T.J. Rodgers on Perpetual Entrepeneurship
2003년 4월 21일 Interview with HR.com, part three: T.J. Rodgers on Capital Allocation
2003년 4월 18일 Fox News: T.J. Rodgers' interview with Brenda Buttner, April 18, 2003
2003년 4월 17일 Interview with HR.com, part two: T.J. Rodgers on Compensation and Goal Setting
2003년 4월 14일 Interview with HR.com: T.J. Rodgers' 20 years of No Excuses Management
2003년 1월 30일 Fox News: T.J. Rodgers in the State of the Union Reaction CEO Roundtable
2001년 9월 13일 Fox News: Cypress CEO T.J. Rodgers talks with Fox News
2000년 9월 01일 Corporate Board Member Magazine: Inside the Board at Cypress Semiconductor, Spring 2000
1999년 9월 09일 Investor's Business Daily: On High Tech and Gov't
1991년 12월 09일 T.J. Rodgers in BusinessWeek: The Bad Boy of Silicon Valley
1990년 12월 01일 Upside Magazine: T.J. Rodgers in an exclusive interview
1984년 2월 01일 INC Magazine article: The Third Wave; U.S. entrepreneurs are filling new niches in the semiconductor industry
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2013년 8월 20일 CEO: Targeting the wealthy kills jobs
2013년 8월 18일 Targeting the Wealthy Kills Jobs
2013년 6월 07일 Government's 'Economy of Envy' Hurts Jobs: CEO
2013년 6월 06일 Economic Threat of Government Spending
2012년 5월 11일 T.J. Rodgers부터 Warren Buffett까지: 불편한 과세의 진실
2012년 5월 04일 Jobs Numbers a Result of Socialist Policies
2012년 2월 03일 Battle of the Economic Plans
2011년 11월 01일 Will Super Committee Grow the U.S. Economy?
2011년 2월 09일 Just Say No to Subsidies and Global Warming
2009년 5월 11일 Cypress 창립: 연혁, 재정 이론, 교훈
2008년 10월 23일 SJ Mercury News 견해: BART 세금은 실패한 사업에 자금을 쏟아 붓는 것
2008년 8월 19일 CATO 연구소 브리핑: FASB: 재무제표 난해하게 만들기
2006년 1월 05일 San Jose Mercury News 견해: 영국, 미국 정보 활동으로 오웰의 빅브라더법 촉진
2003년 9월 24일 Investor's Business Daily 관점: 온건한 복구로 차기 반도체 호황 예정
2003년 8월 25일 편집자에게 보내는 The Wall Street Journal 서신: (Arnold가 Omaha와 제휴해서는 안될 일
2003년 4월 22일 Forbes 편집자 Larry Light에게 보내는 T.J. Rodgers 서신
2003년 3월 04일 The Wall Street Journal: "선의"는 선택 사항이 아니다
2002년 10월 25일 기업 회계 회의와 FASB에서 비즈니스 현실 무시
2002년 10월 08일 Cypress의 T.J. Rodgers 사장이 주주 및 직원들과 Cypress 주가 관련 담화
2002년 9월 27일 T.J. Rodgers의 CDC 2002 기조 프리젠테이션 다운로드
2002년 7월 18일 회계사가 수익을 공략하는 시기: GAAP 회계 대이탈
2002년 3월 04일 The Wall Street Journal Op-Ed: 실리콘 벨리에서 옵션은 선택 사항이 아니다
2000년 12월 01일 T.J. Rodgers의 증언, 탈선 대책 A, 실패자이다
2000년 11월 04일 The New York Times: 맞다, 부자도 감세 받을 권리가 있다
2000년 7월 25일 Cypress의 Rodgers, 'Cypress에서 Silicon Light Machines을 인수한 이유'
1999년 3월 14일 San Jose Mercury News: 실리콘 밸리는 Jackson의 분열 전략에 맞서야 한다, 1999년 3월 14일
1999년 3월 09일 The Wall Street Journal: 지치고 가난한 엔지니어들을 우리에게 보내라
1998년 11월 19일 카토 연구소: 실리콘 밸리가 워싱턴 DC와 관계 정상화를 하지 않는 이유,
1998년 10월 20일 The New York Times 기명 논평: Microsoft에 이로운 것
1998년 4월 27일 Electronic Engineering Times: T. J. Rodgers가 비자 승인량 상향 조정에 대한 IEEE의 반대에 질의
1998년 2월 25일 Dr. Rodgers의 증언: 이민: 실리콘 밸리의 관점
1997년 6월 03일 Dr. Rodgers의 증언: 독립 선언: 기업 복지 종료
1997년 4월 29일 The New York Times: 주주 유지
1997년 3월 07일 The New York Times: Ebonics: 공론과 공약, 1997년 3월 7일
1997년 1월 30일 The Wall Street Journal: 유럽의 실리콘 밸리가 틀에 박혀 있는 이유, 1997년 1월 30일
1997년 1월 19일 San Jose Mercury 뉴스: 이민: 실리콘 밸리의 관점
1996년 9월 30일 EE Times 기명 논평: 새로운 사회 계약이 비즈니스 관장
1996년 9월 23일 The Wall Street Journal: 실리콘 밸리를 죽이는 이니셔티브
1996년 6월 01일 Cypress CEO가 Nun의 '정치적으로 공정한' 위원회 구성 촉구에 응답
1996년 3월 12일 The Wall Street Journal: 구조 조정 위기? 실리콘 밸리에서는 아니다
1996년 3월 01일 Cypress 충격 고찰
1995년 12월 24일 San Jose Mercury 뉴스: 소송법 개정: 의회가 올바른 일을 했는가? 1995년 12월 24일
1994년 3월 25일 직원 공평성을 후원하는 실리콘 밸리 랠리에서 Dr. Rodgers 연설: 위원해 메거진으로
1993년 10월 01일 우리의 옵션 전파: 최우수 직원을 잃지 않는 방법(T.J. Rodgers, William Taylor, Rick Foreman 공저)
1993년 3월 25일 Dr. Rodgers의 증언: 첨단 기술 혁식: 자유 시장인가 아니면 정부 보조금인가?
1991년 7월 23일 Dr. Rodgers의 증언: 반도체 산업의 경쟁력을 높일 몇 가지 확실한 제안, 1991년 7월 23일
1990년 5월 21일 미국전자협회(American Electronics Association)에서 Dr. Rodgers의 연설: 미국 반도체 산업: 승리자인가 아니면 실패자인가? 1990년 5월 21일
1989년 11월 14일 Dr. Rodgers 연설: 미국 메모리 기업 연합의 독점금지법 적용 면제에 대한 논쟁, 1989년 11월 14일
1989년 6월 10일 다트머스 대학교 공과대학(Dartmouth College Thayer School of Engineering) 졸업반 학생들에게 전하는 기조 연설: 미국 국가 경쟁력을 바라보는 기업가 견해, 1989년 6월 10일

T.J. Rodgers, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer and Director

T.J. Rodgers는 Cypress Semiconductor Corporation의 창립자이자 사장, CEO 겸 이사입니다. He founded Cypress in 1982 and took it public in 1986. He is a former chairman of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and SunPower Corp. (solar energy systems) and currently sits on the boards of directors of high-technology companies, including Agiga Tech (nvRAMs), and Bloom Energy (fuel cells).

Rodgers는 다트머스 대학에서 슬론 장학생으로 재학하면서 물리학과 화학을 복수 전공했으며 1970년 차석으로 졸업했습니다. 재학 기간 중 최고 물리학 및 화학과 학생에게 주어지는 Townsend Prize를 수상한 경력도 있습니다. He was a Rufus Choate scholar between 1966-1970, and was awarded the Francis L. Town Scientific Prize (1st Prize) for the 1967-68 school year. He also achieved Phi Beta Kappa distinction in 1969, and earned the Haseltine Chemistry-Physics prize at graduation. Hertz 장학금을 받고 다녔던 스탠포드 대학에서는 전자 공학 석사 학위(1973)와 박사 학위(1975)를 취득했습니다. 스탠포드 대학에서 Rodgers는 AMI(American Microsystems Inc.)에 개발비와 로열티를 받고 판매된 VMOS 기술을 개발하여 특허를 출원했습니다. 1975 - 1980년 사이에 AMI의 MOS 메모리 설계 사업부 관리자를 역임한 후 AMD(Advanced Micro Devices)로 자리를 옮겨 1982년까지 AMD의 SRAM 제품 사업부를 관리했습니다.

Dr. Rodgers’ 14 U.S. patents include: US7045387 - Method of performing back-end manufacturing of an integrated circuit (2006); US6903002 - Low-k dielectric layer with air gaps (2005); US6847218 - Probe card with an adapter layer for testing integrated circuits (2005); US6835616 - Method of forming a floating metal structure in an integrated circuit (2004); US6730545 - Method of performing back-end manufacturing of an integrated circuit device (2004); US6185126B1 - Self-initializing RAM-based programmable device (2001); US6131140 - Integrated cache memory with system control logic and adaptation of RAM bus to a cache pinout (2000); US5977638 - Edge metal for interconnect layers (1999); US5835401- DRAM with hidden refresh (1998); US4764248 - Rapid thermal nitridized oxide locos process (1988); US4222063 - VMOS Floating gate memory with breakdown voltage lowering region (1980); US4222062 - VMOS Floating gate memory device (1980); US3975221 - Low capacitance V groove MOS NOR gate and method of manufacture (1976); US3924265 - Low capacitance V groove MOS NOR gate and method of manufacture (1975) and US3878552 - Bipolar Integrated Circuit and Method (1975).

Rodgers was the founding CEO of Cypress in 1982 and has since built it into an international supplier of high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions with nearly 3,600 employees. Called "a quintessential entrepreneurial company" by The Wall Street Journal, Cypress and its management team have received many awards for excellence in financial management. These include an Encore Award from the Stanford University Business School as entrepreneurial company of the year in 1988; an Entrepreneur of the Year award from the global consulting company, Ernst & Young, in 1991; three Bronze Awards and two Silver Awards from The Wall Street Transcript for outstanding management; and a Kachina Award from market-research company In-Stat Inc. for excellence in financial management. In 2005, Cypress was named one of the “100 Best Corporate Citizens” in the U.S. by Business Ethics magazine.

In its October 2001 issue, Upside Magazine cited Rodgers as one of the “100 People Who Changed Our World.” Financial World magazine named Rodgers CEO of the Year in 1996. In 2002, Rodgers was named to a list of the year’s “Top 100 Chief Executives” by Chief Executive magazine. In 2005, Rodgers was inducted into the Silicon Valley Engineering Council Hall of Fame, joining Silicon Valley icons Gordon Moore and Steve Wosniak. In 2006, he was honored with a Fellow Award from the International Engineering Consortium. In 2011, Rodgers received a "Visionary Award" from the SVForum—a Silicon Valley technology leadership organization—in recognition of his role driving global innovation. Past award winners include Bill Gates, and Gordon Moore.

Rodgers 사장은 국회에서 5회 증언했습니다. A proponent of free markets, he twice advocated the elimination of corporate subsidies (including subsidies for his own company) in testimony before the House Committee Ruling on Science, Space, and Technology, presenting to the committee in 1993 and 1991. Rodgers again condemned corporate subsidies in 1997 at hearings by a subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs. In a similar vein, in 1990, he argued against antitrust exemption for the U.S. Memories cartel in testimony before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Economic and Commercial Law. In a presentation to the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1998, Rodgers supported a proposal to raise the ceiling on the number of electronics engineers permitted to enter the U.S. on special visas, maintaining that the influx of talent increased the competitive advantage of U.S. high-technology companies.

Rodgers’ testimony—along with his contributions to a broad spectrum of national and international business and news publications—are available on the Cypress website at www.cypress.com under the “From the CEO” category.

Rodgers has been cited for his achievements in supporting the philosophy of capitalism and freedom, and for his contributions to philanthropic and other nonbusiness groups. In 2001, Rodgers received the Silicon Valley Capitalism Award for “exemplifying the virtues of capitalism and defending capitalism with ethical principles in the media.” Also that year, Rodgers was presented with an Angel Award by the International Angel Investors organization for his venture-capital activities supporting the semiconductor industry, and the inaugural Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies at California State University at Hayward. He joined a short list of scholars, including Milton Friedman, in receiving an Honorary Degree in Social Sciences from the University of Guatemala for his numerous essays on the topics of capitalism and freedom. He received an Outstanding Individual Entrepreneurship Award from the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship in 1997, and the City of Santa Clara, California named him Entrepreneur of the Year in 1986.

Inside Cypress, Rodgers has perpetuated a spirit of entrepreneurship by launching a series of autonomous businesses that have relied on the parent company for funding in much the same way as startup companies rely on venture capital. This “federation of autonomous subsidiaries” has delivered multiple successes for Cypress and its shareholders, including Cypress Microsystems, which developed Cypress’s flagship PSoC programmable system-on-chip technology, and SunPower, which was spun out of Cypress in 2008 in a $2.6 billion tax-free shareholder distribution.

Rodgers first described the tenets of his “internal startup” concept in his 1992 book “No Excuses Management” (www.amazon.com). The book also set forth Rodgers’ philosophy of how to hire, manage and retain the best people; set and meet aggressive strategic and financial goals; and manage capital efficiently in a hypercompetitive marketplace.

Rodgers has been a passionate defender of shareholder rights, addressing the subject repeatedly in his speeches and writings. In 1996, Rodgers took a Catholic nun to task for suggesting that the Cypress Board of Directors lacked ethnic and gender diversity. In a far-ranging letter to the nun (http://www.cypress.com/?rID=34986), which later became the focus of a page one story in The Wall Street Journal, Rodgers argued that attempts to make corporations more “socially responsible” put shareholder money—intended to fund retirement and college tuition—at risk of being partially controlled by activist groups that have no right to usurp control of the wealth earned by others. He returned to the theme in a 1997 opinion piece for The New York Times, criticizing the Clinton administration for a proposal to mandate corporate contributions to philanthropic causes. In the article, “Holding Up the Shareholder” (http://www.cypress.com/?rID=34980), Rodgers argued that subordinating shareholder value to so-called social responsibility cheats both shareholders and society at large.

Rodgers has encouraged Cypress to play an active role in the development of alternative energy solutions, with the goal of increasing shareholder value by serving a societal need. In 2003, Cypress made its initial investment in SunPower, which later became a fully owned Cypress subsidiary. In 2007, Cypress launched internal startup Cypress Envirosystems to develop energy-efficient solutions for legacy energy control systems in existing plants and buildings, including wireless thermostats, gauge readers and steam heating system monitors. In 2010, Rodgers declared “energy independence” from the local power grid for Cypress’s San Jose, Calif., headquarters, announcing a five-year plan to make it 100% independent. Self-generated renewable electricity from fuel cells and solar power currently supplies 75 percent of the energy requirements of Cypress’s headquarters campus.

Cypress technology is also helping to drive innovation in one of the world’s oldest businesses—winemaking. Rodgers recently donated 152 state-of-the-art fermentors—valued at $1 million—to the school of oenology and viticulture at the University of California, Davis. The fermentors monitor the temperature and sugar level of their contents using Cypress PSoC and WirelessUSB chips in a system designed by Rodgers. The UC Davis installation will comprise the wine industry’s first-ever Internet-based network of radio-linked fermentors.

Outside business, Rodgers was the first Silicon Valley CEO to lead Santa Clara County’s Second Harvest Food Bank Corporate Challenge event. In 2005, Rodgers chaired the event for a second time, garnering the Food Drive Chair Recognition Award. Cypress won its 20th consecutive victory in 2010 for the most pounds of food donated per employee, with a total of more than one million pounds of food, or 3,710 pounds averaged per employee.

In 2007, Rodgers received the Star Award for Extraordinary Support of the Green Scholars Program. The program is an initiative of the California Alliance of African American Educators and focuses on advancing educational opportunities for African American students pursuing careers related to math, science or technology. The alliance also recognized Rodgers as a Special Corporate Honoree for 2007. Rodgers received awards from the Healing Institute for his support of the [George Washington] Carver Scholars Program in 2000, 2001 and 2002. Between 1998-2001, he was honored with annual appreciation awards from the Westside Kickers Track Club, a team of inner-city athletes from Oakland, Calif., whose training and travel to regional and national competitions was underwritten by Cypress. The Kickers club won the USA Junior Olympic Championship in 2000.

In 1999, Rodgers’ support of a team of underprivileged students from San Jose-based Broadway High School helped the group to capture the Silicon Valley Regional Championship in a national robotics competition. The competition was sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and NASA’s Ames Research facility. The Broadway team went on to win the Silicon Valley Regional Champion Award in 2000 and 2001, capturing the Lonestar Regional Champions Award in 2000; a Southern California Regional Champions Award in 2001; and second place in the National Championship in 2001.

In 2000, Rodgers set up computer facilities with Internet access for economically disadvantaged Northern California student groups, donating equipment and money to the East Palo Alto Computer Lab and the Girls Club of the Mid-Peninsula.

In 2004, Cypress inaugurated the Cypress Semiconductor Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Gymnasium at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in California. A year later, the company donated funds to help the medical center establish a mobile prenatal clinic.

Rodgers’ public presentations include a 2002 speech criticizing accounting practices mandated by the Federal Accounting Standards Board; it was delivered to the Stanford Directors’ College and published by the libertarian Cato Institute under the title “Corporate Accounting: Congress and FASB Ignore Business Realities” (see www.Cato.org). His November 1998 speech, “Why Silicon Valley Should Not Normalize Relations with Washington DC,” was the keynote address at an event cosponsored by Cato and the Economist magazine.

Rodgers’ speech, “Let Our Options Go!” was delivered in 1994 to a grassroots rally in Silicon Valley supporting broad-based employee-equity programs. At that time, it helped to kill FASB’s attempt to force companies to expense stock options on their income statement. His 1990 speech, “The American Semiconductor Industry: Winner or Whiners?” was delivered to a meeting of the American Electronics Association in Seattle, Washington, and took his own industry to task for competitive losses to Japan during the late 1980s. Speaking to the June 1989 graduating class at Dartmouth College, Rodgers’ “An Entrepreneur’s View of American Competitiveness” extolled the virtues of entrepreneurial initiative.

Rodgers' personal interests include movies; cooking, especially Italian, French, and Chinese cuisine; collecting wines, notably French burgundies; and tending his three Pinot Noir vineyards, with which his mission is to produce “the best Pinot Noir in the New World.” He is a member of the Board of Visitors and Fellows at the Department of Viticulture and Enology, University of California, Davis. In addition, Rodgers is an avid jogger, having logged 10-20 miles per week since 1963, when he watched then President John F. Kennedy’s speech launching the President’s Council on Physical Fitness.