Dave Handorf a founder and CEO, has worked in the electronics industry for over 30 years, including 11 years with National Semiconductor Corporation. In his last position with National, he was Vice President and General Manager of the $300 Million Displays Division. He and his team developed many new products based on new technologies. They established a strategic alliance with the Samsung Display Division (the market share leader in LCD displays) to develop leadership display system technology and semiconductor products to implement the system technology. Samsung became the technology leader and has continued its market share dominance.
Prior to National Semiconductor, Dave was the President and CEO of Appian Technology Inc. He and his management team forged a strategic partnership with Intel for microprocessor chip sets. They developed strategic partnerships with other semiconductor companies to provide state-of-the-art manufacturing and joint product development. They acquired Renaissance Graphics Corporation of Bellevue, WA merging its people and technologies to create industry leadership graphics accelerator hardware and software.
During Mr. Handorf’s tenure with the company, he provided the critical leadership needed to grow the company past the $100M mark, and he effectively managed the firm’s Board of Directors.
In his early career with Motorola he managed the microprocessor product line. After Motorola, he joined Intel. In addition, he has held senior executive positions with VLSI Technology and Signetics.
Dave was raised in Arizona and received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona and his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University. In addition, he completed extensive course work towards a Masters in Business Administration at Arizona State University.
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