Dana Nazarian

Chairman of the Board

Dana Nazarian was named chairman of Deca Technologies in August 2016. He was named executive vice president of Operations & Technology of Cypress Semiconductor in the same month. Nazarian was executive vice president for the Memory & Imaging division from 2009 to 2016.

Nazarian is a career Cypress employee. He joined the company in 1988 as a product engineer, and was later promoted to fab process engineering manager, responsible for half of Cypress’ Fab 2 facility in Round Rock, Texas. In 1994, Nazarian became yield manager for Fab 2—a position he held for three years.

From 1997-2001, Nazarian was director of yield and technology transfer for Cypress until he shifted roles to direct product engineering for the Micropower SRAM business unit in 2001. In 2005, he was named senior director of the Synchronous SRAM business unit, and was promoted to vice president in 2008.

Nazarian graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.