LONDON ProVision Communications Technologies Ltd. (Bristol, England) has appointed Matthew Trowbridge as chairman and member of the board, replacing founding director, Professor David Bull, who continues as CTO.
Trowbridge, joins ProVision from Renesas Technology Europe, where he held the role of managing director and chief executive officer before being appointed as chairman in 2009.
ProVision, founded in 2001, designs, develops and licenses HDTV wireless multi-room distribution technologies. The company has received $4.5 million in venture capital funding from South West Ventures, YFM Group and Wyvern and its IP is licensed to telecommunications services providers and multinational OEMs. ProVision's technology is sold under an IP licensing model for integration into set-top-boxes and TVs.
"ProVision has created a world beating technology that can reliably and robustly stream multiple HDTV signals throughout an entire home using Wi-Fi," said Trowbridge, in a statement."I look forward to making use of my experience in the company's key markets to drive ProVision's continued success as the company transitions from a technology developer to a revenue generating licensing company."
Steve Cliffe, CEO of ProVision added, "I would like to thank Professor David Bull for his tremendous contribution as chairman and am extremely pleased that the appointment of Matthew allows him to focus on his role as CTO responsible for video and signal processing."
Trowbridge joined Renesas Technology Europe in 2003 following its creation in a merger of the semiconductor businesses of Hitachi Europe and Mitsubishi Electric Europe. Prior to this he held the role of chairman at SuperH Inc., a joint venture between ST Microelectronics and Hitachi, and executive general manager of Hitachi Europe's Electronics Components Group.