DecaWave

DecaWave

September 30, 2014 09:00 ET

DecaWave Appoints Gilles Delfassy as Director

- Global Semiconductor Expert Joins Board of Fast-Growing Fabless Semiconductor Company

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwired - Sept. 30, 2014) -

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DecaWave (www.decawave.com), the pioneering fabless semiconductor company specializing in ultra wideband technology for precise location and connectivity applications, has appointed Gilles Delfassy as non-executive director of the company.

Gilles Delfassy is a leading figure in the global semiconductor industry, with a career that spans both the US and Europe. Mr. Delfassy is currently the President of the Supervisory Board of Kalray, SA, (France), and Director at Imagination Technologies Ltd (IMG) (U.K.), and Sequans Communications Inc. (SQNS) (France). Until recently, Mr. Delfassy was also Chairman of the Board of Movea, S.A. (France) until the data fusion company completed a successful exit as it was acquired by InvenSense (INVN), Inc.

Gilles Delfassy began his career at Texas Instruments (TI) Incorporated, where he created and led the company's wireless terminals business unit as a TI Senior Vice-President and Executive Officer, eventually growing it into a five-billion dollar operation. Under Mr. Delfassy's leadership, TI became the world's number-one supplier of semiconductors to the wireless industry, with more than half the cellular phones in the world built with TI's chipsets.

"We are extremely honored that Gilles has agreed to join the DecaWave Board. Following on from the successful production launch of our first chip last November, Gilles' experience and expertise in successfully developing markets will be invaluable to us, as our technology brings unmatched precision (+/-10cm) and reliability to industrial, automotive and consumer applications," says Ciaran Connell, CEO DecaWave.

About DecaWave

DecaWave is a pioneering fabless semiconductor company developing a family of integrated circuit products called ScenSor, compliant to the IEEE802.15.4a standard, which can identify the specific location of any object, person or thing at very competitive cost, very low power and with a required level of precision and reliability never achieved before (+/-10cm). In addition, the data communication capability of the chip (up to 6.8Mb/s) makes it a perfect fit for IOT applications and other low-power wireless network applications.

With applications in diverse markets including factory and building automation, healthcare, ePOS and retail, robotics, warehousing, automotive and consumer, the company's flagship DW1000 chip has garnered interest from more than 2,500 firms globally.

DecaWave is headquartered in Dublin Ireland, with presence in France, South Korea, Taiwan and the US.

For more information please visit http://www.decawave.com.

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