Dr. Bertrand F. Cambou
Chairman and CEO
Dr. Bertrand F. Cambou brings to Crocus a successful track record of more than 29 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. His business and operational expertise will be instrumental in promoting the company’s growth as it brings MRAM products and technologies to the marketplace. Most recently, Cambou served as president of SST (Silicon Storage Technology, Inc.) (NASDAQ: SSTI), which was acquired by Microchip Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP). In previous roles, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Spansion Inc., Senior Vice President of AMD’s memory group, and Chief Operating Officer at Gemplus International S.A. He also held various senior level positions at Motorola, Inc., including Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Computing and Networking Systems Group and Chief Technical Officer of the Semiconductor Product Group. Cambou holds a doctorate in physics and electrical engineering from Paris XI University where his dissertation focused on experimental magnetic memories. He also holds an engineering degree from SUPELEC in Paris, France, and a master’s degree in physics from Toulouse University.
Neal Berger, Director
Neal has more than 25 years experience in the semiconductor industry, in design engineering and management roles. Prior to joining Crocus, Neal was Director of Design Engineering at Silicon Storage Technology, where he led teams in the design and development of leading-edge FLASH memory products. He has also held key engineering and management positions at Intel and Atmel Corp, responsible for a variety of non-volatile memory based products, including EPROM, EEPROM, FLASH, and Programmable Logic. Neal holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from M.I.T. and Columbia University.
Chief Marketing Officer
Barry Hoberman brings to Crocus 30 years of semiconductor expertise with leadership and technical strength in semiconductor IP, memory and EDA. Hoberman was the founder and CEO of inSilicon, a leading semiconductor IP supplier serving the communications and connectivity markets, which was acquired by Synopsys in 2002. His industry leadership experience also includes CEO positions with Virtual Silicon and tZero Technologies. Hoberman also held various product management and development positions at Monolithic Memories and AMD. Hoberman holds B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and holds 14 US patents.
Vice President Security Business Unit
Alain brings to Crocus 20 years of experience in the Smart Card and IT Services industry. Prior to joining the company, he served as Vice President, Sales and Marketing at ABnote Europe, and Senior Vice President at Gemalto, respectively. Alain held several key roles within Gemplus, including Director of Software and Services, for the banking and ID market segments, and Director of Worldwide Personalization, including manufacturing and R&D. Alain started his career with Atos Origin as Solution Manager. He holds a master's degree in marketing from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, Chambéry, France.
Vice President of Manufacturing Program
Eddie brings to Crocus more than 28 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. Most recently, Eddie served as Vice President of Engineering Operation, at Spansion, Inc., where he was instrumental in the building of a 300mm fabrication facility in Japan. Also at Spansion, he served as head of the foundry operation for 90 and 65nm flash. Eddie also held the role of Chief Intellectual Proprietary Officer and Executive Vice President, at Genus, Inc., a semiconductor equipment company. He has held key engineering and management positions Varian, AMD and Honeywell. Eddie holds a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering and Material Science from the University of Minnesota, and a bachelor's degree in Physics from St. John's University.
Vice President, Technology Development
Mackay has over 20 years extensive research and development expertise in the field of magnetoresistive materials, and high-level international project management experience from world-leading industrial firms. He has conducted research for Hitachi, IBM and the leading French scientific research center CNRS (Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique). He has led international project teams and task—forces to diagnose major production line issues and to implement new tests to better characterize GMR and TMR read heads. Under his guidance, novel test devices and algorithms were implemented in a high volume manufacturing site in Mexico to enable significant yield improvement. Since joining Crocus, he has been instrumental in bringing to fruition Crocus' novel Magnetic Logic Unit ™ technology and making significant progress in integrating magnetic materials to make them product quality ready. Mackay holds 12 patents and has published 25 technical papers. He earned a PhD in physics from Cambridge University.
Vice President, Worldwide Operations
Jean-Luc Sentis brings to Crocus over 20 years of operations management experience in both France and Latin America. Prior to joining the company, he served as Vice President of Manufacturing and Operations at TAGSYS, heading up the production, quality, industrialization and procurement departments. He has also held several key positions, including Vice President of Americas Operations and Senior Director of Engineering at Gemplus, responsible for product development in France and abroad. Additionally, Jean-Luc brings several years of project management experience from companies such as Solex, Imaje and Eurocopter. He holds a master's degree in Information Technology from University of Marseille, France.
Vice President, System Strategy & Corporate Product Development
Joining Crocus Technology in March 2011, Douglas Lee brings over 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. He has held key strategic, business, technical and senior management roles at Intel, Advanced Micro Devices, SanDisk and Silicon Storage Technology (SST). Most recently he held the positions of Vice President, Memory Products, Memory Product Group and Vice President, Business Unit, Application Specific Product Group at SST. He was instrumental in the development of the industry's first Multi-level-cell (MLC) and digital film Flash memory products for SanDisk, as well as early development of new non-volatile memories at Intel and AMD. Lee received an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley and a bachelor's degree in Applied Physics from the University of California, San Diego. Lee holds over 20 U.S. patents in the area of non-volatile memory design and technology.
Vice President, Worldwide Sales
Wayne Godwin brings 30 years of experience in semiconductor sales to the Crocus team. In previous roles, he served as Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Embedded and Distribution at both Micron Technology and Numonyx, and as Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Embedded Division at Spansion. He was responsible for integrating the worldwide embedded sales teams, and distribution partners, after the merger of Numonyx into Micron. Godwin has also held various sales management positions at AMD and Texas Instruments. He holds an Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree from the University of Plymouth, England.
Chief Financial Officer
Mark Mohler's financial background spans 30 years, serving in leadership financial positions across a range of technology companies. Prior to joining Crocus, Mark was Corporate Treasurer at Atmel Corporation where his responsibilities included capital structure, working capital improvements, and centralized management of payment and collection processes. Mark has worked extensively in the capital markets, including banking experience at Citibank and prior Treasury experience at Oracle. Mark holds a B.A. degree in Economics from DePauw University, and an M.S. in Information Science from University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Lj. Ristic
Vice President, Product Marketing and Business Development
Dr. Lj. Ristic brings to Crocus a successful track record of nearly 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. His experience includes advanced technology and product development, product marketing, business strategy, and operations. Lj’s broad expertise includes sensors and MEMS, RF ICs and devices, power amplifiers, and wireless technologies. In his previous roles he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Coniun Semiconductor, Chief Technology Officer of Alpha Industries, and Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at Sirific Wireless. He has also led the development of MEMS technology at Motorola and has published more than 90 publications including the book on sensor technology and devices, and holds 18 US issued patents. Prior to Motorola Dr. Ristic was a full professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at University of Alberta, Canada. Dr. Ristic holds a doctorate in solid-state physics and electrical engineering, and master’s degree as well as dipl. ing. in microelectronics from University of Nis, Serbia – along with an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona.