MANAGEMENT

Leadership

Mark Lippett

Mark Lippett

(President and CEO)

Mark has held VP Engineering and COO roles at XMOS for ten years, with responsibility for all aspects of product development and operations at XMOS. Prior to joining the company, Mark was founder and CTO of Ignios. He has extensive knowledge of the electronics industry, with involvement in both blue-chip companies and entrepreneurial ventures. Mark has expertise in multiprocessor IC design, where he holds several patents, as well as architectural exploration and embedded software techniques. Mark holds a MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Surrey and an MBA from Henley Management College.


Paul Neil

Paul Neil

(VP Marketing and Product Management)

Paul has over 20 years of international experience ranging from hands-on technology development and ASIC design through to marketing and full life-cycle product management of complex technology products. In his previous role as Director of Product Management at Picochip, Paul drove the development of the company’s multi-award-winning 3G and 4G small cell products, and secured design wins with several tier one wireless infrastructure OEMs. Prior to this, Paul held similar positions at Axeon Holdings plc, Siroyan, Pixelfusion and ARM. He holds a BSc in Computer Science & Electronics and a PhD in Advanced Logic Synthesis from Edinburgh University, and an MBA in Technology Management from the Open University Business School.


Robin Halliday

Robin Halliday

(CFO)

Robin is an experienced finance professional and a qualified Chartered Accountant with many years experience as CFO/ Finance Director of both public and private companies. He has over 20 years of hands on experience in the technology sector with companies in the mobile/ telecoms, software, online/ social media, IT services and financial services sectors. He has led two IPOs, one on AIM and one a full LSE listing. In addition, Robin is highly experienced in the venture capital and private equity worlds having been involved with numerous businesses that are VC/PE backed. He has in depth, first-hand experience of assisting these companies to raise new funds, complete acquisitions, make disposals and complete an exit for shareholders. Robin trained and qualified with Price Waterhouse and worked within the financial services market unit of Accenture. He led Axon Group plc to a full LSE listing, winning the FT new company of the year in the process before taking the company into both the FTSE 250 and TechMARK 100 indices. His VC/PE clients have included eCommera, GeoSentric, Marwyn Capital, Clearswift, BT Azure, Wavetrend, Financial Objects/ IBIS and others.


Sunny Suen

Sunny Suen

(Head of Operations)

Sunny joined XMOS in 2009 as Manager of Manufacturing Operations, before taking on the position of Director of Operations, and his current position of Head of Operations. Prior to XMOS Sunny worked in test management and engineering positions at Centillium Communications, SiTime, PMC-Sierra. He has also held marketing application and field application positions at Credence and Teradyne respectively. Sunny holds a B.ENG in Electrical Engineering from the University of Victoria, Canada.


Peter Hedinger

Peter Hedinger

(Head of Engineering)

Peter has 17 years' experience in the semiconductor industry. He spent five years at STMicroelectronics working on the ST200 VLIW processor architecture and verification. When XMOS was founded in 2005, he helped with architecture development, software tools and verification. In 2010, Peter moved to Gnodal to work on 10/40Gb Ethernet switches, leading both ASIC verification and system testing. Peter returned to XMOS in 2013 to work on firmware development and verification of the XS2 architecture. Peter holds a MEng in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Bristol.


Henk Muller

Henk Muller

(CTO)

Henk used to be a Reader at the University of Bristol prior to joining XMOS. At Bristol he was involved in research and teaching of Computer Architecture, Compilers, Ubiquitous Computing, and Wearable computing. Prior to that, we worked at the University of Amsterdam, with a secondment at Philips Research Labs where he participated in the construction of a massively parallel Object-Oriented machine. He holds a doctorate of the University of Amsterdam, specialising in Computer Architecture.


Jochen Meissner

Jochen Meissner

(General Manager - Boston)

Jochen has over 25 years of experience managing technology and machinery companies with significant operational and international expertise. As CEO of Setem Technologies he pursued the merger with XMOS and currently serves on the boards of XMOS, Snappii, ICT and Burgess Industries. His operational experience includes being CEO of Goss, an international printing equipment manufacturer with factories in the US, Asia and Europe, as well as senior management positions with Heidelberg and MAN Roland in Europe and the US. Jochen holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from RWTH Aachen University.


Board

William B Elmore

William B Elmore

(Chairman)

Bill created Foundation Capital in 1995 and currently sits on the board of directors of SpringCM, TeaLeaf Technology, Venafi and HotLin. He was previously on the boards of Atheros Communications, WindRiver Systems, Cloudshield (acquired by SAIC) and Biz360 (acquired by Attensity). Before Foundation Capital, Bill held a number of positions including General Partner at Inman & Bowman, president of Visual Engineering, a graphics software supplier, and also a variety of key marketing management roles at Hewlett-Packard. Bill holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and BSEE and MSEE from Purdue University.


Hitesh Mehta

Hitesh Mehta

(Non Executive Director & Co-Founder)

Hitesh has extensive experience as a venture capital investor in high technology companies with significant operational experience. Hitesh is a General Partner at Acacia Capital and previously a General Partner of Amadeus Capital Partners Limited. His operational experience includes being Managing Director of Fayrewood plc as well as a variety of senior positions at IBM UK. Hitesh, an IBM Scholar, graduated with an Honours degree in Computer Science from Warwick University. Learn More


Alan Duncan

Alan Duncan

(Non Executive Director)

Alan has more than 25 years venture capital experience and has been with DFJ Esprit since 1996 and responsible for many of its computing and electronics investments including Phyworks, Greenpeak, Lime Microsystems, XMOS and DisplayLink. He is a director of Aveillant, Displaylink, Lime and XMOS. Alan has an electronic engineering background and gained his industrial experience in computer systems with Ferranti plc.


Dr Hermann Hauser

Dr Hermann Hauser

(Non Executive Director)

Hermann co-founded Amadeus Capital Partners in 1997 with Anne Glover and Peter Wynn. In his long and successful history as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, he has founded or co-founded companies in a wide range of technology sectors. These include Acorn Computers, Active Book Company, Virata, Net Products, NetChannel, and Cambridge Network Limited. He was a founder director of IQ (Bio), IXI Limited, Vocalis, SynGenix, Advanced Displays Limited, Electronic Share Information Limited and E*Trade UK. Hermann holds an MA in Physics from Vienna University and a PhD in Physics from the Cavendish Laboratory at King's College, Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and of the Royal Academy of Engineering and an Honorary Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. Learn More


Charles Cotton

Charles Cotton

(Non Executive Director)

Previously, Charles was Executive Chairman of GlobespanVirata Inc. the NASDAQ listed, New Jersey based, semiconductor company. Prior to the merger with GlobeSpan, he was CEO of Santa Clara based Virata Corp. He took Virata public on NASDAQ, in 1999, raised $682 million across six financing rounds, executed five acquisitions and established and ran a venture fund. Previously, he was CEO of Shandwick Europe; President of Boston Mass. based Thermal Scientific Inc, and a Director of London Stock Exchange listed Thermal Scientific Ltd. Prior to that he was Sales and Marketing Director at Sinclair Research Ltd. and held senior Operations, Finance, Marketing and Product Planning positions at British Leyland and Ford. Charles has a BA Hons in Physics from Oxford University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.


Hongquan Jiang

(Non Executive Director)

Hongquan Jiang 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 experience in the automotive and microelectronic industries. Hongquan’s previous positions at Bosch include senior 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 scientist 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.