Dadi Perlmutter is a technology and social entrepreneur. With almost 40 years’ experience in the semiconductors industry, Dadi has held a number of very senior global positions, including Executive Vice President and General Manager at the Intel Architecture Group (IAG) and also Chief Product Officer of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). The award-winning executive received a prize for innovation in industrial development from the Israeli President in 1987 and an award for the development of the i387 math co-processor. Dadi was elected Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE Fellow) for his contributions to the mobile personal computer industry. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX) until it was acquired by nVidia. Dadi is also a chairman of another Israeli startup called Teramount . He invests in numerous startups in Israel and Silicon valley focusing in deep technology and high performance computing like fast interconnects, AI, storage and new materials He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and chairs a number of non-profit organizations.
Coby Hanoch comes to Weebit Nano with 15 years’ experience in engineering and engineering management and 26 years’ experience in sales management and executive roles. Coby was Vice President Worldwide Sales at Verisity where he was part of the founding team and grew the company to over $100M in annual sales which facilitated its acquisition by Cadence Design Systems (NASDAQ:CDNS). He was also Vice President Worldwide Sales at Jasper, doubling sales before it was acquired by Cadence. As CEO of PacketLight, Coby helped steer the company away from bankruptcy. Coby recently set up a consulting company, EDAcon Partners, which helps startups define their corporate strategies, set up their worldwide sales channel and raise capital. Coby holds a Bachelor of Science in Systems Design from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
Ashley is the CEO of the Korngold Group – a third-generation, family-run group of companies based in Melbourne, Australia. The Group engages in various businesses globally including construction, property development, property investment, finance, technology, venture capital and travel. Ashley’s background in the Investment Banking and Accounting industry spans 15 years during which he was a founding member of Investec Bank Australia, opening its Melbourne office in 2000 and later leading the Bank’s Private Client Lending division. Ashley formerly worked at William Buck Chartered Accountants, ANZ Corporate Finance (London) and ANZ Private Bank (Australia). He serves on the Boards and is a Director of various ASX listed companies, communal charities, foundations and organisations globally. He is also a member of YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization), the world’s premier peer network of chief executives and business leaders. Ashley holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Business from Monash University, Melbourne.
Mr. Bart has an extensive track record of business success behind him and brings decades of business know-how to Weebit Nano. Starting his career in the bed linen retail and fashion industries, Fred’s business interests diversified to include genetics, securities, electro-optics, hospitality and more. In the 1980’s he was responsible for transforming his family business from a small operation to a 1,200 employee corporation with a $200 million turnover. He acquired and turned around several businesses during his impressive career, expanding their operations, growing revenue and helping them to become publicly listed. Currently, he is a Chairman and major shareholder of Electro Optics Systems Limited (ASX:EOS) and Chairman of Audio Pixels Holdings Limited (ASX :AKP). Mr Bart also holds a wide range of private companies worldwide.
Dr Nissan-Cohen manages Weebit’s R&D activities. Yoav’s career covers nearly 40 years of scientific research, technology development, and executive management in the hi-tech industry. He is currently Chairman and CEO of Zullavision, a company which leverages Israeli technologies to provide innovative solutions for film and TV productions.
Yoav received his PhD researching non-volatile memories, under the supervision of Prof Dov Frohman, the inventor of the first non-volatile memory technology.
He started his illustrious career as a research scientist in GE’s R&D center in New York where he studied the use of silicon dioxide in semiconductor memory devices. He then led the spin-off of National Semiconductor’s fabrication facility in Israel, establishing Tower Semiconductor, a Nasdaq-listed, global specialty semiconductor foundry leader with a market cap of US$3.4 billion, where he served as CEO for nine years. Dr. Nissan-Cohen also played a key role in establishing a non-volatile technology startup, Saifun Semiconductor, which was subsequently sold to Spansion. After two years in the venture capital industry, he returned to his entrepreneurial origins taking up Chairman and CEO positions in Amimon which provides wireless transmissions of HD Video at zero latency. Dr. Nissan-Cohen holds a PhD in Applied Physics where his focus was SiOx memories.
Atiq Raza is a highly respected veteran in the semiconductor industry, playing a significant role in the evolution of the semiconductor industry over the past 30 years. Atiq gained his reputation as Chairman and CEO of NexGen, which revolutionized the design of x86 processors, and acquired in 1996 by Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ: AMD). Atiq then became President and COO of AMD and led its transition from running behind Intel processors to being a direct competitor, gaining significant market share in PCs and the Cloud. Later Atiq was the founder, Chairman and CEO of RMI which was acquired by NetLogic which in turn was acquired by Broadcom (NASDAQ: AVGO) on the strength of the RMI processor. Since then Atiq has held multiple roles, including investor, Chairman and CEO of semiconductor companies, and serving on the boards of many companies including Mellanox, Magma Design Automation, Matrix and Solantro, to name a few. Today Atiq is Chairman and CEO at Virsec Systems Inc.
Professor Tour is a Professor of Materials Science, Nano Engineering and Computer Science at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He is renowned for his work in molecular electronics and molecular switching molecules. Prof. Tour holds more than 60 US patents and has authored over 500 publications. He was named among “the 50 most Influential Scientists in the world today” in 2014 and was selected as Scientist of the Year by R&D magazine in 2013. Prof. Tour was inducted to the National Academy of Inventors in 2016.