SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 24, 2019
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
On October 24, 2019, our board of directors appointed Duy-Loan T. Le to serve as a director of Atomera Incorporated until the next annual meeting of the stockholders of the company and until her successor is elected and qualified or until her earlier resignation or removal. Our board of directors also appointed Ms. Le to the compensation committee and nominating and corporate governance committee of the board, with Ms. Le serving as chairperson of the compensation committee.
Ms. Le retired in July 2017 from Texas Instruments Inc., or TI, one of the leading semiconductor companies in the world. Ms. Le was elected Senior Fellow in 2002 and is the only woman in TI’s history elected to this highest Fellow rank. She held various leadership positions at TI, including Advanced Technology Ramp Manager for the Embedded Processing Division and worldwide project manager for the Memory Division. While at TI, Ms. Le led all aspects of execution for advanced technology nodes, including silicon technology development, design, assembly and test, productization, qualification, release to market, high volume ramp, and quality and reliability assurance. She has experience opening international offices and developing engineering talent for the TI business. Ms. Le has been awarded 24 patents. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. Ms. Le is currently a director of National Instrument Corporation, Ballard Power Systems and CREE, Inc.
In connection with Ms. Le’s appointment to the board, our board granted Ms. Le a restricted stock award of 42,683 shares which will vest over a four-year period commencing one year from the date of grant. Ms. Le’s annual compensation for serving as member of the board will be $30,000 in cash and an annual restricted stock award with a value of $70,000, vesting on the one-year anniversary of the date of grant. In addition, Ms. Le will receive annual cash compensation of $15,000 for serving as chairman of our compensation committee and $5,000 for serving on our nominating and governance committee.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.
|By:||/s/ Scott A. Bibaud|
|Scott A. Bibaud|
President and Chief Executive Officer
Date: October 30, 2019