Advisory Board

HAROLD HUGHES

Has been developing high-tech projects in Silicon Valley for the past 40 years. During the period 1974-2000 he held key managerial posts at Intel Corp. (among them, the position of CFO); he also co-founded Intel Capital.  After Intel he had been developing such firms as Pandesic or Rambus (where he served as the CEO from 2005 to 2012). The new member of XTPL’s Advisory Board holds board positions at several high-tech firms, e.g., Quantenna Communications, View Inc., as well as advises firms such as Kateeva, which commercializes breakthrough solutions in the area of fine print and inks needed in production of new generation of OLED screens. Harold Hughes holds an MBA from the University of Michigan. Before starting his career in business, Mr. Hughes served for 5 years as an officer in the US Army.

 

AMIR NAYYERHABIBI

For over 30 years has been developing high-tech projects in Silicon Valley, focusing especially on IT and semiconductor technologies. Currently he is a Partner at Benhamou Global Ventures, a Silicon Valley VC fund investing in tens of technology companies. From 1982 through 2000 he held managerial and leadership positions in companies such as Silicon Graphics, Intel Corp., MIPS Computer Systems (microprocessors) and Cisco. During his career Amir Nayyerhabibi founded and developed such technology companies as StratumOne Communication, AuroraNetics or Cortina Systems. He was the CEO of the latter company for over 13 years, during which Cortina became one of the global leaders of the optical networks components sector. The new member of XTPL’s Advisory Board is currently on the board of California-based NDG Systems, which specializes in hardware solutions for data storage. Amir Nayyerhabibi graduated in electronic engineering at the University of Illinois.

 

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