LONDON – InVisage Inc. (Menlo Park, Calif.), a startup developing a novel form of image sensor, has appointed industry veteran Syrus Madavi as chairman of the board.
Madavi has more than 25 years experience managing businesses in the semiconductor and optical communication markets. He has served as chairman, president and CEO of Burr-Brown Corp., president, chief operating officer, and director of JDS Uniphase; senior vice president of Texas Instruments; president of Raytheon Semiconductor; and founder and president of Signal Processing Technologies. Madavi has served on the boards of directors of Burr-Brown, JDS Uniphase, On Semiconductor, Centilium Communications, Metalink and Coreoptics. Currently, he serves as chairman of Akros Silicon and is a member of the board of directors of Exalt Communications.
InVisgae's quantum film comprises quantum dots made of lead-sulfide embedded in a polymer film and have the advantage that they can capture more light at higher resolution than a conventional CMOS image sensor. If the technology can be successfully integrated with CMOS manufacturing it should allow image sensors of equivalent resolution in a smaller area than conventional sensors, or higher resolution sensors in the same area.
"QuantumFilm is truly a remarkable achievement – a revolutionary technological leap forward that I am sure will have a lasting impact on how we capture images and video," said Madavi, in a statement. "I'm joining InVisage at a very exciting time, and I'm looking forward to helping the company extend its reach with its groundbreaking products."
It seems like a good move to get Syrus as the board chairman. I have had an opportunity to meet with him for lunch and he came across as one of the most technically engaged execs I met so far in the industry.