Semiconductor and systems entrepreneur and leader with a wealth of international experience at the forefront of technology. Strong track record in working with sales, marketing and executive management. Great technology vision and track record in bringing new technologies from concept to commercial products, raising the funding independently where necessary from private and VC investors as well as national and international programmes such as FP7. Seasoned in the recruitment and development from ground up of engineering teams both in Ireland and abroad. Excellent links in the VC community having contributed significantly to a successful IPO (Parthus), a merger Parthus-Ceva, successful trade-sale (Silansys-Frontier) as well as a private BES round and VC Seed/A/B/C and $16M D round (led by Atlantic-Bridge and DFJ-Esprit) at Movidius. Excellent record in the development of and protection of intellectual property. David (co-)inventor of 36 issued patents and (co-)author of 32 conference/journal papers (Publication List https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=WU3g6y8AAAAJ&hl=en).
Reviewer / Technical Expert for EU programs such as ARTEMIS
Specialties: Technology vision, internal/collaborative R&D, Fund-raising, technical recruitment and team building. Systems, hardware and multiprocessor design for DSP communications, HPC and multimedia applications. Technical sales and customer interaction leading to successful design-wins. Identification and protection of intellectual property.