Charles Harper is currently the Chairman and CEO of Jariet Technologies. Previously he served as
Semtech's Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to
December 2013 he held the position of Senior Vice President, Strategy and Systems Innovation Group.
This group was formed following the acquisition of Sierra Monolithics, Inc. by Semtech Corporation
on December 9, 2009. Most recently, Mr. Harper was Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Sierra
Monolithics since 1988. Prior to founding Sierra Monolithics, he worked for several high technology
companies in the Southern California area. He served as Manager of Advanced Technology Development
at Magnavox, Director of Business Planning at Mattel, Assistant Director of Management Services at
Lear Sieger, and several engineering and executive management positions at the Garrett/Allied Signal
Mr. Harper serves on a number of boards and councils including the California Council on Science and
Technology, University of Southern California EE Advisory Council, Council of the University of
Southern California Integrated Media Systems Center, and the MIT Sloan School Dean Advisory Council.
Mr. Harper received a BSEE degree from Tennessee State University, an MBA from the MIT Sloan School
of Management, and was a doctoral candidate in marketing and economics at the UCLA Graduate School