Ian Macbeth, co-founder and CEO of eoSemi, has raised additional finance for the Rotherham semiconductor company.
What he does
Chief executive, eoSemi
Where he's based
Rotherham, S60 5WG
Ian Macbeth founded eoSemi with fellow directors, Dr Adrian Bratt, Dr Steve Harrold and Jon Goldfinch. The team had worked together at "switched capacitor field programmable analogue array firm" Anadigm, where Macbeth was chief technical officer. eoSemi recently raised £3m from NESTA Investments and Capital-E alongside existing investor Enterprise Ventures.
“This investment is a key milestone for eoSemi, which to date has been a successful early-stage technology start-up, and which now aims to build significant commercial momentum in a major market. We are grateful for the excellent advice and support provided by the Pinsent Masons team throughout the transaction".
Here's his National Microelectronics Institute profile: "Macbeth has 23 years’ experience in the semiconductor industry with an analog and mixed-signal CMOS IC focus.
"Prior to founding eoSemi, he was Chief Technical Officer and co-founder of Anadigm, an international VC-backed leading supplier of programmable analog ICs and software. He jointly developed the first commercial dynamically field-programmable analog array (FPAA) and led all silicon & software product and technology development within the company, promoting its vision for dynamic and non-linear analog signal processing.
"A 1985 BSc Hons graduate of the University of Edinburgh, Ian is author of 17 technical publications – two winning institutional awards, and 8 patents on analog IC and systems design. He has a keen interest in technology enterprise. For fun he flies microlights."
eoSemi is about to bring to market a new timing device based entirely on silicon circuitry, which is set to replace the old quartz crystal mechanism still used in even the newest consumer and industrial devices. The new technology looks set to replace quartz crystals in a wide range of consumer goods from mobile phones to televisions, as well as in industrial & automotive systems and wireless applications.
Electronics Weekly has covered the firm's business in some detail.