Raouf Y. Halim, Co-Founder, Chairman – Through December, 2013, Mr. Halim served for ten years as President, CEO, & Board Member of Mindspeed Technologies (NASDAQ:MSPD), a highly successful spin-off communications infrastructure fabless semiconductor company from Conexant Systems. He orchestrated complex M&A negotiations with Intel Corporation and M/A-COM resulting in a 3-party transaction yielding a 68% acquisition premium, in December of 2013. Active in a number of industry associations and community organizations, Mr. Halim serves in several advisory roles within the University California, Irvine including: The Foundation – Board of Trustees, Chief Executive Roundtable, School of Engineering Leadership Council, Engineering Advisory Board, and the Roundtable Steering Committee. He is a member of the advisory board at Aggios, Inc. and serves as a director on the boards of OCTANe and Calit2 (California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology.)
Dr. Gregory Bishay, Co-Founder, Chief Scientist – Dr. Bishay earned a Ph.D. in Computer Vision and Robotics, from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN in 1997. He later developed vision algorithms for stereo, tracking, face detection, and built hardware and software DSP systems. He also built a novel four DOF pan-tilt system with central color vision and peripheral monochrome camera from scratch to realize unique algorithms in Active Vision. Dr. Bishay was the Algorithm Development and Systems Group Leader for Conexant Systems working on First Generation CMOS sensors from Rockwell Science Center. He was responsible for developing the first USB CMOS camera for the company, and was granted Engineer of the Year for 1999. He was also leader of the System Architecture and algorithms of first CMOS sensor module in a mobile device. Dr. Bishay is also an inventor of several patents in the field of Imaging covering CMOS devices and Algorithms. Most recently, Dr. Bishay has been granted patents pertaining to the core technology that forms the basis for icClarity products.
Gerald J. Hamilton, CEO – Gerald (Jerry) founded Virtual Sales Solutions as a business platform from which he provides sales and operations management consulting services to start-up companies in the communications semiconductor market. Mr. Hamilton is the retired senior vice president of worldwide sales and operations at Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSPD), a leading supplier of communications semiconductor and software solutions for network infrastructure equipment. In this role, Mr. Hamilton directed a global sales, business development and manufacturing team with offices, channel partners and suppliers throughout North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. Mindspeed customers included networking market leaders such as Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia Siemens Networks, Huawei, ZTE, and Ericsson. Suppliers included TSMC, Samsung, ASE and AMKOR. Prior to joining Mindspeed as VP of Asia Pacific Sales, Mr. Hamilton served for ten years in China in various business development and sales leadership positions for Rockwell Semiconductor and later, Conexant Systems, before joining Mindspeed.
Executive Management Team