Former Icera co-founder Knowles joins CamSemi

CamSemi has appointed Simon Knowles, co-founder of both Element 14 and Icera, to its Board as a non-executive director.

Knowles was a co-founder and board director of Icera, serving operationally as vice president responsible for silicon engineering and strategy until the company was acquired by Nvidia in 2011 for $435m. 

Before that, he was co-founder of Element 14 and worked with the chip firm until it was acquired by Broadcom in 2000 for $642m.

Semiconductor industry

“Simon brings nearly 30 years’ semiconductor industry experience, in the dual roles of engineering innovator and entrepreneur and has both invented and brought to market some breakthrough semiconductor technologies, including Nvidia’s multi-standard cellular modem processor and Broadcom’s world-leading DSL processor,” said David Baillie, CamSemi CEO.

In his earlier career, Knowles held engineering and management positions at STMicroelectronics, Inmos, and the Defence Research Agency. 

“His strategic insight and in-depth knowledge of the consumer electronics sector will be invaluable as we continue to develop our business, strengthen our position in key markets and deliver new products,” said Ballie.

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