CEO Pay Watch NVE Corp.

Daniel Baker, president, CEO

Total compensation: $2,155,633 for the year ended March 31

Salary: $266,667

Non-equity incentive pay: $75,462

Other compensation: $12,054

Exercised stock options: $1,801,450

Total fiscal 2013 return to shareholders: 6.5 percent

Note: Baker's total compensation for the year decreased 28.2 percent from the previous year.

His base salary was unchanged and, while his bonus for the year increased 80.8 percent, the value from exercised options was $880,250 less than the previous year.

Baker exercised stock options that were granted in previous years. Beginning in fiscal 2006, the company reduced the use of stock options, and during the last three years the company has not granted any new stock options to Baker or its other senior executives.

Baker's base salary was the same as last year, but for fiscal 2014 he'll get a salary increase to $273,333.

NVE makes high-performance couplers and sensors for the semiconductor industry using the company's "spintronics" nanotechnology. In the last year, the Eden Prairie-based company invested in more clean-room production space and made other improvements.

Revenue for the year was $27 million, down 5.4 percent from last year, while net income increased 3.9 percent to $11.8 million.

Patrick Kennedy