Washington, D.C. 20549



Form 8-K


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (date of earliest event reported):  June 28, 2016


GSI Technology, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction of


(Commission File No.)


(I.R.S. Employer Identification







1213 Elko Drive

Sunnyvale, California  94089
(Address of principal executive offices)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:
(408) 331-8800


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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 June 28, 2016, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of GSI Technology, Inc. (the “Company”) adopted the Company’s 2017 Variable Compensation Plan (the “2017 Plan”), which is similar in structure to previous variable compensation plans for the Company’s executive officers.  The 2017 Plan is designed to encourage performance and retention of eligible employees by providing cash bonus awards based on the Company’s performance during the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017.  Each of the Company’s executive officers is eligible to participate in the 2017 Plan.  Certain other non-executive officers are also eligible to participate.


Under the 2017 Plan, each participant has a designated target bonus.  The target bonus for Lee-Lean Shu, the Company’s President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, is $250,000, and the target bonus for each of the other executive officers is $125,000.  The actual bonus awards will be computed on the basis of the Company’s fiscal 2017 operating results and its success in completing specified milestones in the development of its new in-place associative computing products, with 25% of each award based on the achievement of targeted net revenues, 35% based on the achievement of targeted operating income, as adjusted to exclude certain specified categories of expenses, and 40% based on the completion of the development milestones.  If the target performance goals are exceeded, the actual bonus awards payable to participants may be up to two times the target bonus.


Bonus awards under the 2017 Plan are subject to vesting based on the participant’s continued employment with the Company, with 60% becoming vested and payable on the last business day in April 2017 and 20% becoming vested and payable on the last business day of April in each of the succeeding two years.


A copy of the 2017 Plan is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this report and is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01  Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d)  Exhibits


Exhibit No.





GSI Technology, Inc. 2017 Variable Compensation Plan






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.


Date:  July 5, 2016



GSI Technology, Inc.









/s/ Douglas M. Schirle



Douglas M. Schirle



Chief Financial Officer




Exhibit Index


Exhibit No.





GSI Technology, Inc. 2017 Variable Compensation Plan