Our Team

Over the last nine years, Movidius has built a seasoned team of experts in the fields semiconductors, machine vision and digital signal processing, making Movidius one of the most capable fabless semiconductor companies in the world.

Remi El-Ouazzane Chief Executive Officer Expand Profile

Remi joined Movidius as its CEO in 2013 guiding the company’s product strategy and focus on driving artificial vision intelligence in the next wave of connected devices.

Since joining Movidius, Remi has established the company’s presence in Silicon Valley and China, continued to scale its R&D team and successfully positioned the company as the leading provider of advanced embedded machine vision solutions. Major successes under Remi’s leadership have included partnerships with Google and DJI among others, as well as accelerating the revenue growth of the company.

Before joining Movidius, Remi spent 15 years at Texas Instruments where he served as Vice President and worldwide general manager of the Open Multimedia Applications Platform (OMAP) Business Unit. In this role, he led development of strategic relationships with Amazon, Google and Microsoft and dramatically increased revenue during his tenure overseeing operations, R&D and global sales and marketing for the OMAP Business Unit. Prior to leading OMAP, Remi held a number of business and engineering roles of increasing responsibility across business units within Texas Instruments.

Remi graduated from Harvard Business School’s GMP program. He also holds a master’s degree of science in semiconductor physics engineering from the Grenoble (France) Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP) and graduated in economics and finance from the Grenoble (France) Institute of Political Studies (IEP Grenoble). Remi is also an alumni of the Young Leader program from the French American Foundation.

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Farshid Sabet Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer Expand Profile

Farshid serves as the senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer of Movidius, where he oversees all revenue and customer operations, as well as marketing and partnerships. Before joining Movidius in 2013, Farshid was the Vice President and General Manager of Aptina’s Mobile, PC Gaming Business Unit. Farshid was responsible for managing Aptina’s business in the mobile arena (camera-enabled cell phone applications) along with all PC and Gaming image sensor applications.Earlier, Farshid worked at SanDisk for over 19 years in a variety of engineering, management and executive management roles, including 10 years of senior level strategic management with mobile- focused business units. Prior to SanDisk, he worked as a development engineer at AMD. Farshid earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at Purdue University and has a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University. He has been granted 21 patents and has 30 patents pending.

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Sean Mitchell Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Expand Profile

Sean has spent over 25 years working in the semiconductor industry in various technical, business, marketing and general management positions. Sean spent 5 years working for Silicon & Software Systems in Dublin as an integrated circuit design engineer, before moving on to Parthus Technologies where he spent the next 10 years.

While in Parthus, Sean was the General Manager of the Applications Processing Division and was part of the Management Team of Parthus through their successful IPO in May of 2000. In 2004, Sean was awarded a Masters Degree in Management Practice from the Irish Management Institute and TCD. Sean worked for Silansys Technologies in Dublin fromJune of 2004, managing the company’s new multimedia software business until the company was purchased by Frontier Silicon where Sean was the Director of Product Marketing until November of 2006 when he joined Movidius.

Sean received his degree in Electronic Engineering from Trinity College Dublin in 1989 and a Masters degree in Electronic Engineering, also from TCD in 1990.

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David Moloney Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Expand Profile

David Moloney, Chief Technology Officer, has worked for over 20 years in the semiconductor industry since qualifying with a BEng from DCU in 1985.

He has a wealth of international experience having worked for Infineon (Siemens Semiconductor Division) in Munich for 5 years and SGS- Thomson Microelectronics (STM) in Milan for 4 years respectively.

In 1994 he returned from STM to lead the engineering team for the first product development at Parthus Technologies where he was a key member of the management team and where he spearheaded the development of the Parthus Bluetooth technology.

David left Parthus in 2003 to work towards his PhD in Trinity College Dublin and as an independent consultant for Frontier Silicon and Dublin City University. He received a PhD from Trinity College Dublin in 2010 for his research into high performance computer architectures. David is inventor/co-inventor of 17 issued US patents, with additional patents pending and is the author of 10 conference and 8 journal papers.

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John Bourke Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Expand Profile

John serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Movidius responsible for all aspects of Finance, HR, IT and Facilities. John has successfully overseen all Movidius Funding rounds to date. John brings to Movidius over 25 years of experience in various prominent financial positions within the technology industry successfully raising over $150m in Venture Capital over several successfully funding rounds. 

Before joining Movidius, John was co-founder and CFO of GloNav Inc, a fabless semiconductor company specializing in GPS technologies, which was successfully sold to NXP Semiconductors and ST Ericsson in 2008. Prior to that John was VP of Finance and Corporate Controller at Parthus/CEVA Inc, which successfully IPO’ed in 2000 with a dual listed on the NASDAQ and LSE where he was responsible for all aspects of Finance and SEC reporting. Previously John spent 12 years in numerous senior positions at Ernst and Young in both the US and Ireland including Director of Corporate Finance and Director and Senior Manager of Audit specializing in technology companies. 

John graduated from Stanford Business School Executive Business Program. He is a Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor of Accounting and Finance from Dublin City University.

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Brian Caulfield Board Member Expand Profile

Brian Caulfield is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He is a Partner at DFJ Esprit and based in Dublin, Ireland.

Prior to joining DFJ Esprit, Brian was a partner at Trinity Venture Capital where he sat on the boards of or led investments in AePONA (sold to Intel – Nasdaq:INTC), ChangingWorlds (sold to Amdocs – NYSE: DOX), CR2, SteelTrace (sold to Compuware – NASDAQ: CPWR) and APT (acquired by CSR – LSE:CSR.L).

Previously, in 1992 Brian co-founded Exceptis Technologies – sold to Trintech Group (NASDAQ: TTPA) in November 2000. In 2001 Brian co-founded Similarity Systems, a business focused data quality management software company that was acquired by Informatica (NASDAQ: INFA) in January 2006.

In addition to Movidius, Brian currently sits on the boards of Datahug, Mobile Travel Technologies, Imagine Broadband, Clavis Technology and the Irish Times, Ireland’s leading daily newspaper.

Brian is a Computer Engineering graduate of Trinity College Dublin.

Brian was the 2007 recipient of the Irish Software Association’s “Technology Person of the Year” award. In 2010 he also received the Halo Business Angel Network’s “Business Angel of the Year” award.

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Dan Dobberpuhl Board Member Expand Profile

Dobberpuhl was born in Streator, Illinois. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1967. He worked as an engineer for the Department of Defense until 1973 when he worked for GE Integrated Circuits Lab in Syracuse, New York, making application-specific integrated circuits.

In 1976 Dobberpuhl joined Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) in Hudson, Massachusetts as a semiconductor engineer and led teams designing microprocessors such as the DEC T-11 and MicroVAX. He rose to become one of five senior corporate consulting engineers, DEC’s highest technical positions. As such he led the teams designing the first three generations of the DEC Alpha processor. He founded and directed the company’s Palo Alto, California Design Center in 1993 where the StrongARM architecture was designed.

In 1998 Dobberpuhl co-founded SiByte, where as president he led the design of the SB1250 high performance MIPS System-on-a-chip processor. In 1998, EE Times named Dobberpuhl as one of the “40 forces to shape the future of the Semiconductor Industry.” SiByte was funded by venture capital as well as large companies such as ATI Technologies, Cisco Systems, and Juniper Networks. After a third round of $40 Million was raised in May 2000, the company was bought by Broadcom in November of that year for stock worth over $2 Billion. Dobberpuhl stayed until 2003 as vice president and general manager of the Broadcom broadband processor division.

In 2003 the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers named him a recipient of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Award for “Pioneering design of high-speed and low-power microprocessors.”

Later that year he co-founded P.A. Semi, a fabless semiconductor company that designed the PWRficient family of Power Architecture processors. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2006 for “Innovative design and implementation of high performance, low-power microprocessors.” In 2008 P.A. Semi was sold to Apple Inc. for $278 million.

He received a Distinguished Alumni Award by University of Illinois in 2003, and the College Of Engineering Alumni Honor Award from the University of Illinois in May 2009.

Dobberpuhl retired from Apple near the end of 2009. He holds 15 patents and is the co-author of the text The Design and Analysis of VLSI Circuits.

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Amarjit Gill Board Member Expand Profile

Amarjit Gill is Maginatics Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to Maginatics, Amarjit co-founded and helped lead three companies that built lasting technologies. He was co-founder and VP of business development and sales at SiByte (acquired by Broadcom), co-founder and EVP of business development and sales at PA Semi (acquired by Apple), and co-founder and CEO of Agnilux (acquired by Google).

Earlier in his career, Amarjit was director of sales for strategic accounts in Digital Equipment Corporation’s semiconductor group. After that business unit was purchased by Intel, he served in a similar capacity for Intel. Amarjit also worked for many years at Texas Instruments in its technical sales organization.

Amarjit received a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from San Jose State University.

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Hongquan Jiang Board Member Expand Profile

Hongquan joined Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC) in March 2008, and is responsible for the investment cluster “automation and control” at RBVC, which includes sensors, semiconductors, MEMS and power electronics related investments.

Prior to RBVC, Hongquan has been working at Robert Bosch GmbH since 1996. He has collected broad experiences in the automotive and microelectronic industries. Hongquan’s previous positions at Bosch include investment director at Bosch’s internal technology incubator, senior manager at corporate business development working on strategy to enter new business areas in healthcare, project leader responsible for a variety of technology projects and product ramp-ups in the business division automotive electronics and senior engineer in microelectronics interconnection technology in central research department.

Before joining Bosch, Hongquan worked as a research scientist in the Fraunhofer institute for reliability and micro-integration in Berlin, Germany. Hongquan holds a doctoral (Dr. rer. nat.) and a diploma degree in physics from the Technical University Berlin, Germany.

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David Lam Board Member Expand Profile

David Lam is Managing Director and Head of the US Office of WestSummit Capital, a leading global technology growth capital firm.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Nexenta and as a Board Observer on Mirantis. David previously represented WestSummit on the boards of Twitch (acquired by Amazon), Maginatics (acquired by EMC) and Tilera (acquired by EZchip).

David has more than 15 years of private equity, technology, and investment banking experience in enterprise software, communications and technology-enabled services. Prior to WestSummit, David was the Managing Director and Head of US operations for WI Harper, a leading China focused technology venture capital firm. At WI Harper, David was involved in the firm’s investment in Innovation Works, and he sourced and served on the Board of Directors of Quixey where he remains an Advisor. He also played a key role in securing nearly $300M in capital commitments for funds managed by WI Harper and Innovation Works.

Prior to joining WI Harper, David was Vice President at The Carlyle Group, a global private equity firm, where he led and managed investments in telecommunications and technology-enabled business services sectors for its U.S. venture and growth capital fund. While at Carlyle, Mr. Lam served on the Board of Directors and as the Audit Committee Chair of Actelis Networks, and as a Board Observer of Air2Web (acquired by Velti), eScreen (acquired by Alere), Ingenio (acquired by AT&T) and Panasas. Previously, David served as Director of Business Development at Panasas, a leading provider of scale-out parallel data storage systems and a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group.

David also spent several years in marketing and business development roles at CIENA Corporation (Nasdaq: CIEN), ONI Systems (Nasdaq: ONIS), Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO) and Proxim (Nasdaq: PROX), and worked in the M&A group at Robertson Stephens & Company. Prior to Robertson, Mr. Lam served as an Executive Fellow in the California Governor’s Office.

David holds both BS and MA degrees from Stanford University, as well as an MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sloan School of Management.

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Brian Long Board Member Expand Profile

Brian Long has over 25 years of operating experience in the technology industry, working in both the U.S. and European markets. Brian founded Parthus Technologies plc (now CEVA Inc.) in 1993 and served as its CEO for nine years.

In 2002, Brian led the company through the successful $150M Initial Public Offering of the company on both the LSE and NASDAQ stock markets. During his time at Parthus he managed the company through multiple realization events, five acquisitions and the successful $350 million secondary stock market offering in November 2000. He also completed the successful merger of the company with DSP Group to form CEVA Inc., the leading licensor of DSP technology in the industry. Brian has an extensive industry network of entrepreneurs and investors, across Europe and the U.S. with whom he has worked for almost 25 years. In 2006 Brian co-founded with Elaine Coughlan GloNav Inc., a GPS semiconductor company, which he sold to NXP In January 2008 for $110M.

Brian is a judge and past recipient on the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the year award both in Ireland and worldwide. He is the named inventor on a number of U.S. and European IC patents. Brian was Chairman of GloNav, and is a Director on the Boards of Ozmo Devices, Maginatics and Quixey. He holds an undergraduate and masters degree in Electronic Engineering from Trinity College Dublin.

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Vivian McGuire Board Member Expand Profile

Vivian is the founder and CEO of Street Capital Partners, a private investment company with office in Dublin, Ireland and Park City, Utah, USA.Prior to founding Street Capital in 2001, he was co-founder of Allen McGuire & Partners, a private equity investment company, based in Dublin, Ireland from 1989, and before that he spent six years as a Vice President with Goldman Sachs & Co. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Dublin and an MBA from Cornell University.

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Robert Swann Board Member Expand Profile

Dr Robert Swann was Co-Founder and Vice President of Marketing at Alphamosaic Ltd, a fabless semiconductor company specialising in multimedia processors for handheld devices such as mobile phones and media players.

Founded in April 2001 by Robert and colleague Steve Barlow, Alphamosaic developed an innovative two-dimensional DSP architecture for low-power video processing. Having achieved market success, the company was acquired by Broadcom Corporation in September 2004.

At Broadcom, Robert was the Senior Director with worldwide marketing responsibility for mobile multimedia products including Multimedia Applications Processors, Multimedia Coprocessors and ASICs which are used in cellphones, media players such as the Apple iPod, and other consumer products. Over 25 million Alphamosaic devices, and many more using Alphamosaic IP have been sold to date.

Since leaving Broadcom in November 2007, Robert has been working with a number of early-stage venture companies. He is Chairman of Audio Analytic Ltd, and a board member of Undo Software Ltd and Knowledge Transmission Ltd. Other start-up companies included Im-Sense (sold in 2010), Green Parrot Pictures (acquired by Google in 2011) and Dexela (acquired by Perkin Elmer in 2011). Robert is also a board member of Cambridge Angels and the Greater Cambridgeshire and Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (GCGP LEP).

Robert graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, in Electrical and Information Sciences and gained a PhD in video processing at Cambridge University Engineering Department, where he has guest lectured and supervised undergraduates. He has published more than fifteen patents, many academic papers and has reviewed for various academic journals.

Robert lives in Cambridge with his wife, Mandy, who is a Fellow of St Edmund’s College and a lecturer in the Faculty of Education, and their two children.

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Takeo Kanade Technical Advisory Board Expand Profile

Professor Takeo Kanade earned his doctoral degree in electrical engineering in 1974 from Japan’s Kyoto University. Post-graduation, he stayed on at the university and held a faculty position in the Department of Information Science. In 1980 he joined Carnegie Mellon University, and served as Director of the Robotics Institute from 1992 to 2001. Prior to joining Movidius, Professor Kanade founded the Digital Human Research Center.

Widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost researchers in computer vision, Professor Kanade has won numerous awards for his work. These include the Joseph Engelberger Award, Franklin Institute Bower Prize, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Pioneer Award, and the Allen Newell Research Excellence Award. He has approximately 300 peer-reviewed academic publications, and over 20 patents.

In May of 2014, Movidius appointed Professor Kanade to its Technical Advisory Board. A firm believer in the power of innovation, Professor Kanade stands behind Movidius as a company that “has been able to see the full picture, and is truly innovating in computer vision.” The company looks forward to learning from him as it gains momentum in the market.

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David Tupman Technical Advisory Board Expand Profile

A mobile electronics visionary known around the world, Dr. David Tupman, D.Sc. h.c. launched his career with a degree in electronic engineering from Salford University in the United Kingdom. After graduation, Dr. Tupman spent the next thirteen years growing his skills and creating innovative technologies. He first served as lead engineer at oilfield services provider Schlumberger, then as a top hardware division manager for Psion.

Dr. Tupman was hired by Apple Inc. just prior to the launch of the first iPod as Vice President of iPod and iPhone engineering, and was responsible for the development of several generations of these industry-changing devices. He was also involved in accessory technologies, such as noise-canceling ear buds, Apple’s iPhone power adapters, and more. His name is on around 70 Apple technology patents, and he has been named as the inventor on over 30 U.S. patents.

Since his 10 years with Apple Inc., Dr. Tupman has gone on to be CEO of his own consulting firm, Details Lab, Inc. In July, 2014, University of Salfard gave Dr. Tupman an honorary doctorate of science. Today, he connects innovative technologies with new applications to create entirely new categories of electronics devices.

Dr. Tupman will bring vision and guidance to Movidius as he sits on the Technical Advisory Board.

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