IPtronics, an industry innovator and leading provider of high speed integrated circuits for parallel optical interconnects, announced today the appointment of Dr. Martin Rofheart as its Chairman of the Board. Dr. Rofheart brings significant industry experience and leadership to help guide the board as the company continues to experience increased demand for its parallel optics semiconductor solutions.
“As IPtronics continues to grow and expand its market position for high speed ICs for parallel optics, we required additional expertise to ensure we capitalize on the tremendous market opportunities we have before us,” said Niels Finseth, CEO of IPtronics. “Dr. Rofheart’s strong leadership capabilities and high speed semiconductor expertise will enable IPtronics to further maximize our unique value proposition that will enable significant performance capabilities for high performance computing, storage and communications.”
“This is an exciting time for high speed optics,” said Dr. Martin Rofheart. “The requirements for higher bandwidth, higher density and lower power continue to push the need for innovative technologies, like high speed parallel optics. I look forward to working closely with the IPtronics management team and board of directors to expand its early market position and reputation as the leading provider of ICs for parallel optical interconnects.”
Dr. Rofheart held various senior executive roles in high technology companies focused in the optical, copper and wireless industry segments. Most recently, he was Senior-Vice President and General Manager of Analog and Mixed Signal Products for Gennum Corporation where he managed a 10Gb/s analog semiconductor products portfolio for the company. Prior to that, Dr. Rofheart held executive roles at Freescale Semiconductor and was CEO of XtremeSpectrum, Inc. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering.
IPtronics is a fabless semiconductor company offering next generation integrated circuits for parallel optical interconnects. Our silicon enables low power, high density, high bandwidth, and low cost modules intended for the computer, storage, and communications industry. The company operates from its headquarters in Roskilde, Denmark and its US subsidiary, IPtronics Inc. based in Menlo Park, CA.