Sue Siegel has resigned her post as president emeritus of Affymetrix, the company said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing last week.
 
Siegel, who was named president emeritus last April after resigning as president, will receive a severance package of $675,000 minus what she earned from her base salary of $426,000 since April 2006, Affy said.
 
She will also receive an accelerated vesting of stock options as if she had remained at her job through October 2007.
 

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