About Semitech

Who We Are

Semitech Semiconductor

Semitech provides semiconductor devices that enable the transformation of the electricity grid into a smart grid. Specializing in narrowband powerline and wireless communication, our chips help to transform existing infrastructures into its “smart” counterparts, reacting to conditions on the grid and implementing a worldwide communications network based on the existing power grid.

Our Mission

To be the most trusted provider of narrowband communications semiconductor and embedded systems products by enabling interoperable, reliable, robust communication in noisy power line and wireless environments.

Innovations

  • Programmable signal processing technology that adjusts speed and frequency automatically
  • Automatically choses the most effective transmission frequency
  • Interoperable protocols such as EIA709.1, PLC4TRUCKS, G3-PLC and IEEE1901.2.
  • Highly secure DES encryption/decryption

Meet the Team

Management Team

Zeev Collin

Zeev Collin

CEO

Zeev brings over 20 years of executive management experience in semiconductors and M2M industries. Prior to co-founding Semitech, Zeev co-founded Montage Systems, a cellular M2M company, growing it to $20M of annual revenues. He pioneered and successfully commercialized the seminal soft modem technology leading it to an acquisition by Rockwell/Conexant. There, he launched over 20 successful products generating billions in sales. Zeev received B.Sc. with honors in Computer Engineering and M.Sc. with honors in Computer Science from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

Sverrir Olafsson

Sverrir Olafsson

VP of Engineering

Prior to joining Semitech, Sverrir served as VP of Engineering at Conexant Systems, where he managed the development of numerous technologies ranging from voice-band data modems, VoIP, Wireless LAN to MFP and Audio. Sverrir was the lead architect behind Rockwell’s and Conexant’s hugely successful line of data- and fax-modem products, and a key contributor to the V.34, V.90 and V.92 modem standards. Sverrir graduated with BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology and holds over 50 patents in communication technologies.

Song Cui

Song Cui

Director of Product Development

Dr. Song Cui has been with Semitech throughout its entire history. As the first very first employee of Semitech Innovations, Song’s work has been seminal in pioneering the ASIC design methodologies and applications of the Semitech products. As Director of Product Development, Song’s technology background and customer insight is instrumental to bringing focus and performance to the Semitech team. Her expertise has guided many a client success story. Song received her PhD from the University of Adelaide in 1995.

industry expertise

Board of Directors

Matt Rhodes

Matt Rhodes

Chairman of the Board

A senior professional in semiconductor and technology management. Focused on innovation and change management, Matt has invented new technologies, led the development of new products, built and managed large organizations and driven revenue growth and profitability. Matt’s background ranges from start-up funding and management as CEO of Teranetics to leading a $1B+ semiconductor business as President of Conexant Systems.

Zeev Collin

Zeev Collin

Chief Executive Officer

Zeev brings over 20 years of executive management experience in semiconductors and M2M industries. Prior to co-founding Semitech, Zeev co-founded Montage Systems, a cellular M2M company, growing it to $20M of annual revenues. His track record includes pioneering and successfully commercializing the seminal soft modem technology leading it to an acquisition by Rockwell/Conexant. After that, Zeev carried several VP level business management and product development roles at Conexant Systems, whe…

Mike Holt

Mike Holt

Managing Partner, Get2Volume

Mike Holt joined Semitech Semiconductor as as a member of the team that purchased and restructured the company in 2010. He brings 25 years of experience in leading, managing and developing technology and innovation. Mike’s background ranges from incubation of technology companies, and leadership of start up technology companies to general management of $200M technology businesses. Mike continues to serve as Managing Partner of Get2Volume, a Singapore and Silicon Valley technology company incu…

Gilbert Cabral

Gilbert Cabral

Managing Director, Australia

Gilbert is an accomplished international business leader with deep roots in the Australian business community and a broad range of interests ranging from agriculture to high technology. He was the co-founder of the Tasman Group Services and associated companies and was the Managing Director for over 20 years. Gilbert managed Australia’s largest multi-species Australian meat company servicing both the domestic and international markets of over 60 countries. With an annual projected turnover of $500M the business was sold in 2008 to the multinational JBS Swift, a Brazilian company now based in US arguably the world’s largest meat company.

Why Work With Us

Our Principles

Product Quailty

We work in close cooperation with our customers to develop and manufacture reliable products which solve their problems and assure technological advantage.

Employee Trust

We have created a working environment marked by trust, stability, creativity and spontaneity through open communication between management and employees and also through training and continuous education.

Social Responsibility

While we strive for economic success, we must also be ethical and ecologically aware. Primary goals are to avoid negative environmental impact and safety risks. This requires us to be good stewards of resources consumed and constantly assess potential environmental impact.

Customer Satisfaction

Our declared aim is to be among the best. Our customers’ assessment of the functionality of our products and the quality and service that we deliver indicates how well we achieve our objectives and where improvements are possible and necessary.

Product Quality

We work in close cooperation with our customers to develop and manufacture reliable products which solve their problems and assure technological advantage.

Processes

Our company is a network of service relationships which generate the added value our customers expect. For all processes, performance criteria are defined with results assessed at each stage. This system provides a basis for on-going continuous improvement.

Supplier Respect

We treat our suppliers with respect and view them vendors as our partners and an integral part to our success.

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