Board of Directors
Mr. Artusi has over 40 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. He most recently served as vice president in the Client Computing Group and general manager for the Connected Home division at Intel Corporation. Prior to Intel, he was CEO of Lantiq Deutschland GmbH, a fabless semiconductor company, which was acquired by Intel in 2015. He also held several executive leadership positions at other semiconductor and technology companies including Conexant Systems, Coldwatt, Inc., a provider of high efficiency power supplies for the communications and computer industry, Silicon Laboratories and Motorola, Inc. Additionally, he held the position of operating executive with Golden Gate Capital, a private equity firm. Mr. Artusi currently serves on the board of directors of MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE:MXL), Minim (OTC: MINM), and on the boards of privately held technology companies GenXComm, Inc., VisIC-Tech, as well as on the Engineering Advisory Board of the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Paul-Josef Patt
Paul-Josef is CEO of eCAPITAL entrepreneurial Partners, a German venture capital company driven by entrepreneurs. He has a very successful track record in financing and developing high-growth companies (12 exits). Past investments include Novaled (sold to Samsung in 2013), Sonnen (sold to Shell in 2019), Heliatek and OX. He holds numerous seats in other advisory and supervisory boards (e.g. Heliatek, Jedox and OX).
Hans has developed extensive international board expertise for many years by being on the boards of multiple publicly traded companies as well as being on boards of several successful startups. He currently is Chairman of the Board of Diodes BV as well as Senior Vice President Strategic Business Development. Previously, he has been CEO of Zetex which was eventually acquired by Diodes Incorporated. Before that, was European President of TSMC, establishing TSMC in Europe. Moreover, he was leading National Semiconductor Europe as Vice President and General Manager for many years and held various engineering and marketing positions at Texas Instruments.
Adam A. Kablanian
Adam is the CEO of CYNORA, an internationally leading company and expert in the field of the TADF technology for OLED displays. The company is focused on highly efficient blue OLED emitter systems. He is also the founding board chairman, current board member and a lead investor of Paradroma startup company developing next-generation neural interface technology.
Prior, Adam was the Chairman and CEO of PlasmaSi. Beforehand, Adam was the Chief Executive Officer of Memoir Systems, a venture-backed memory IP company.
He also served as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Virage Logic. This company was co-founded by him in 1996 and he subsequently took it public on NASDAQ (VIRL.) in August 2000.
Sebastian Schoefer, PhD, is a Principal at M Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Merck, and manages several portfolio companies both in the USA and in Europe. Before M Ventures, Sebastian was an Investment Manager at High-Tech Gründerfonds, a German early-stage investor (around EUR 900 million under management), having a medtech, biotech, and materials science portfolio of 9 companies of which he successfully sold four. Prior to this, Sebastian was working in business development for two University of Cambridge spin-off companies, Eight19, a plastic solar-cell company, and Azuri Technologies, a company that develops and sells pay-as-you-go solar-home lighting systems for sub-Saharan Africa. Sebastian obtained a PhD in physics from the University of Cambridge (UK) and a MA in physics from the University of Texas at Austin (USA).
Cyril Vančura is Partner at imec.xpand, an early-stage VC fund based in Leuven, Belgium. imec.xpand focuses on hardware-based nanotechnology innovations where imec technology, expertise, network and infrastructure will play a differentiating role. Cyril has more than 10 years of venture capital experience in the US and Europe and holds several supervisory board seats in imec.xpand portfolio companies.