Advisory Board

Patrice Gamand

Patrice Gamand has more than 30 years of engineering and management experience in the semiconductor industry. He is internationally recognized for its expertise in the field of analog and RF IC design.

He received the Ph.D. degree in microelectronics from the University of Lille, France.

In 1984, he joined Philips Research Laboratories, Limeil-Brevannes, France, where he has been involved with microwave and millimeter-waves ICs in III/V technologies. In 1993, he joined Philips Semiconductors, Caen, France, where he developed read/write BiCMOS amplifiers for hard-disk drives (HDDs).
In 1998, he joined the telecommunication activity by managing the cellular RF application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) development. In 2001, he joined the Competence Centre RF, Philips Semiconductors, successively as a Development Services Manager and Technology Manager.
In 2006, he took over the General Management of the RF Innovation Center at NXP Semiconductors. In 2009, he became R&D Manager of RF Small Signal Products and then RF Innovation Manager.

He is currently RF Fellow and Technology Competency Manager at Corporate CTO office at NXP Semiconductors. He holds 34 patents and he is author or co-author of 70 technical papers in the field of Analog, RF and Microwave.

Guillaume Crinon

Guillaume has 23 years of experience in RF IC design, project and team management and business-development.

He holds a MSc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Supelec.

He started his career in 1995 as an Analog and RF IC design engineer at Philips Semiconductor where he designed satellite TV front-end receivers.
From 2001 to 2002 he was a principal IC design engineer at PARTHUS-CEVA, a provider of Silicon IP.
In 2002 he co-founded ALIASIC, a design house specializing in RF IC design, which was acquired by Silicon Labs in 2004. From 2004 to 2009, Guillaume helped establish and managed a design center with Silicon Labs which developed a state-of-the-art 2.4GHz 802.15.4 SoC.
From 2009 to 2011, Guillaume co-founded RFSoC CONSULTING, a consultancy firm designing silicon ASICs and BEELINX, an innovative Location-Based Services provider. 

He is now with AVNET MEMEC SILICA where he holds the position of Global IoT Strategy Manager.
He is the co-author of 12 international patents in IC architectures, IC design and wireless systems.