About Crocus Technology

Crocus Technology Advantage

Crocus Technology develops and supplies magnetic sensors based on its revolutionary and patented XtremeSense® TMR technology. Crocus’ magnetic sensors bring significant advantages to industrial and consumer electronic applications requiring high sensitivity, stable magnetic performance over temperature, low power and low noise while lowering the overall total solution cost.

We are headquartered in Milpitas, California, with an office in Grenoble, France. Go to the contact page for details. Crocus Technology is committed to maintaining its operations and quality systems to be compliant with ISO 9001 standards. It has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification as demonstrated to third party auditors that Crocus has the appropriate processes and controls in place.

Zack Deiri
President & CEO

Zack brings to Crocus over 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. His experience includes sales and business development, product and strategic marketing, IP and licensing, building and developing international organizations. Zack held several senior positions with worldwide responsibilities at SanDisk, AMD/Spansion, ST Microelectronics and Motorola. Most recently Zack served as a Senior Vice President of Global Accounts and Enterprise Storage at Samsung Semiconductor. He holds an M.S. and B.S. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Southern Illinois University.

Florence Cheung

Florence Cheung brings to Crocus over 20 years of international corporate accounting and financial management experience. Prior to joining Crocus, Florence was the Chief Financial Officer at Cortina Access, a spin-off from Cortina Systems. As the Vice President, Finance and Corporate Controller at Cortina Systems, she managed a complex international corporate structure with twelve legal entities. She led the financial diligence and integration on a number of acquisition transactions and successfully completed the sale of Cortina Systems to Inphi Corporation and Cortina Access to Realtek Inc. She had held senior management positions at several private companies following her public accounting career.

Florence is a licensed CPA in California and a member of Financial Executives International (FEI). She earned her BBA degree in management information systems from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and her MBA and MS in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Jeff Childress
Chief Technology Officer

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Andy Karanicolas
VP of IC Design

Andrew Karanicolas received the S.B., S.M., and Ph.D. degrees in EECS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, in 1987, 1990, and 1994, respectively. He held key leadership and technical positions in the areas of data converter, wireless and wireline IC R&D with Infinera as well as Maxim Integrated, Level One Communications (acquired by Intel) and AT&T Bell Laboratories. He is presently Vice President of Integrated Circuit Design at Crocus Technology. Dr. Karanicolas has served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits.

Ken Mackay
VP of Technology

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Anuraag Mohan
VP of Systems & Applications Engineering

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Tim Kaske
VP of Sales & Marketing

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Sanja Jha
Chairman of the Board

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Michel Desbard
Board Member

Michel stepped into the role of CEO of Crocus Technology International Corp. in November 2014 from his position as board member. Michel is a successful entrepreneur with extensive semiconductor and telecommunications experience spanning more than 40 years. As CEO, Michel has led several start-ups and turnaround international companies, while serving as venture capital partner in two different investment funds.

Americ Sallin
Board Member

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