Board Of Directors

 

 

Piero Martinotti

Piero Martinotti | Chairman

 

Mr. Martinotti has served as Chairman of the Board since 2006. Until 2003 he was Corporate Vice President of STMicroelectronics, responsible for its New Ventures Group, which was created to identify, evaluate and incubate opportunities for new business development. Prior to that, Mr. Martinotti has served in a number of leadership roles including CEO of Innovative Silicon Technology and Corporate Director of Technology and Strategy for SGS. He started his career at Motorola Semiconductors. Since 2004, after retirement from STMicroelectronics, Mr. Martinotti has covered, and still covers, several board positions in Hi-Tech start-up companies in both Europe and USA.

 

 

 

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Luis Arzubi

Luis Arzubi | Board Member

 

Mr. Arzubi has served has served on the board since September 2010.  He is a General Partner of Tallwood Venture Capital where his with more than 30 years of experience in various engineering, management and executive roles with IBM, brings a distinctive and valuable technologist and customer point of view to the Firm and its Portfolio.  Before joining Tallwood, Luis was a member of the executive team for IBM’s Microelectronics Division. Most recently he served as Vice President and General Manager for the division, where he was responsible for all the semiconductor business segments. During the 1990s he played the key role in moving IBM Microelectronics into the OEM business and making it succeed.  Earlier, Luis was the General Manager for IBM's Burlington, Vermont, site, where he was responsible for two mega fabs and the development lab.

 

Luis currently also serves on the board of directors of Cavendish Kinetics, Qspeed, Sandbridge Technologies and SVTC. He is the inventor of five key memory patents and has published more than two dozen technical papers.

 

Luis holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Littoral in Argentina.

 

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Jean Schmitt

Alessio Beverina | Board Member

 

Mr. Beverina has served on the board since 2012.  He is Partner in technology where he focuses in the cleantech field for Sofinnova Partners.  He started in April 2005 as an analyst within the technology team, focusing on the semiconductor, components, energy, materials and systems domains. He is now fully dedicated to cleantech. He began his career in 1997 as a researcher at LETI, one of the most important European Labs in the research field applied to electronics. From 2000 to 2003, he worked in the central R&D group for STMicroelectronics, in charge of advanced CMOS technologies. Mr. Beverina holds 5 patents and has published several publications. He currently serves on the boards of McPhy Energy, Revolt and Neosens.

 

Mr. Beverina graduated from Politecnico di Milano, with a degree in chemical engineering, specialising in the chemistry and physics of solid materials, and with an MBA from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP-EAP). He is a Kauffman Fellow.

 

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Jose Correia

Jose Correia | Board Member

 

Mr. Correia is Head of Private Clients for Alter Domus, where he joined as a Director through the acquisition of Fideos in 2011. He joined the Fideos partnership in January 2009 and focused on High Net Worth Individuals/Family Offices, whilst developing a number of key institutional client relationships. Mr. Correia has extensive experience in the implementation and management of regulated and non regulated entities and acts as a board member for several Luxembourg companies. Before joining Fideos, between 2005 and 2008, Jose was Director of Wood Appleton Oliver & Co S.A. where he focused on the development and management of a global portfolio of private clients.

Mr. Correia holds a post-graduate degree in Finance and Business Management from the University of Nancy (France).

 

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Jay Deng

Jay Deng | Board Member

 

Mr. Deng has served on the board since 2012. He has been in the Hi-Tech Industry for 24 years, including 3 years in PE, 11 years in Senior Management, and 10 years in Technology Development Management. He is the Managing Director and founding partner of WestSummit Capital management. WestSummit is a global techonology investment PE fund with a “China Angle”. He was partner of Pacific Venture Partners(PVP). In 1996, he was the President & CEO of Advanced Communication Devices Corporation. He was Senior Engineer and Project lead of National Semiconductor (Silicon Valley), LSI Logic (Silicon Valley), and Semiconductor Institution of Ministry Of Posts and Telecommunications of PRC. He was Chairman of Truebroad Technology (shuzhou) co.,Ltd. He is also Chairman of Centec Networks Co. Ltd. Director of Legend Silicon Corp, and vice Chairman of Shanghai Haier Integrated Circuit Co.,Ltd. In 2005 and 2006, he served as President of TEEC Shanghai Branch.

 

Mr. Jay Deng got his BS from Tsinghua University in 1983, and MS from North Dakota State University in 1990. He has 5 U.S Patents.

 

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Jay Deng

Michele Russo | Board Member

 

Mr. Russo has served on the board since 2012. He is Chairman & CEO Opera SGR, a private equity fund manager founded by Bulgari and bought by Mr. Russo in 2007. Since then, he has been running its two funds plus two new additions, Cape I and II funds. Opera specialises in PE investments in small and medium cap excellent Italian companies, especially in the sectors of design, fashion and in world leaders in small global niches. Prior to Opera, Mr. Russo worked for Lazard, Doughty Hanson, Olivetti, Stet (Telecom Italia), Morgan Stanley and IBM.

 

He has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Naples.

 

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