US Management Board
CEO XTPL INC.
Inventor of the technology and founder of XTPL. He is an expert in nanotechnology, printed electronics, solar cells and modern technological processes for the production of semiconductor elements. For nearly 10 years he worked in the most prestigious international research institutions and hi-tech companies, including Fraunhofer ISE (Germany), ECN (Netherlands), ANU (Australia), Kingstone Semiconductor Company Ltd. (China). He directed research work in close cooperation with the largest photovoltaic industry representatives from Europe, Asia and the USA.
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 member of XTPL Inc. Board of Directors holds also 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.
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 member of XTPL Inc. Board of Directors is currently also 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.
Hiroshi Menjo began his career with Konica in Tokyo as a key engineer for their photo film products. Upon realizing the possible disruption of the film industry by electronic systems, he researched electronic materials at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, followed by MIT Microelectronics Labs. He then joined the Boston Consulting Group in Tokyo, working with U.S. and European clients as well as Japanese technology companies to develop corporate and business strategies. Hiroshi left Japan and moved to Silicon Valley in 1991. He assisted a variety of North American technology startups with the development and implementation of Japan entry strategies, as well as strategic alliances with Japanese companies. He then joined The McKenna Group, a premier high-tech business consulting firm founded by Regis McKenna, to lead the Japan Practice. In this, he established his reputation in Japan as an innovation expert based on his deep understanding of entrepreneurism in Silicon Valley. It is here he met Richard Melmon, subsequently co-founding NSV Wolf Capital. Hiroshi has co-authored number of business books in Japan. Two of them were the best sellers. He is also a regular columnist for Nikkei, and Diamond, the leading business journal in Japan.