John LeMoncheck Joins Keyssa as President
Campbell, Calif. – May 26, 2019 – Keyssa®, a leader in high-speed, contactless connectivity, today announced the appointment of John LeMoncheck as president. In his role as president, John will oversee global operations, sales and marketing, finance, and R&D. John joins Keyssa after serving as a strategic advisor to a variety of startups and as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Vanedge Capital. Prior to the last two years advising startups, John led the acquisition of Cambrios Advanced Materials where he served as president and CEO.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome John to Keyssa where he will undoubtedly make an immediate impact as we are fully commercializing our technology,” said Eric Almgren, CEO of Keyssa. John is an expert in bringing complex technologies to market. He was the first to commercialize 60GHz millimeter wave technology for consumer and telecom markets in his tenure as president and CEO of SiBEAM. His experience and leadership are invaluable as we gear up for our next stage of growth.”
Experienced at driving growth at both public and venture-backed business, John has been a leader of companies and business units across a wide variety of industries including, wireless and wired communications, consumer electronics, semiconductors, nanomaterials, smart toys and human interface devices. Prior to his work at Cambrios and SiBEAM. John was VP and GM of the CE and PC/Display division of Silicon Image and lead the design, launch, and high-volume production of the first HDMI semiconductors in the market.
“It’s rare to join a company that truly has the opportunity to disrupt the $57 billion connector market,” said LeMoncheck. “Keyssa’s technology has the potential to be a ubiquitous high-speed interface in any device that transmits data and video and is a perfect application of millimeter wave technology.”
With the addition of John to the Keyssa team, we have the leadership that launched and built the HDMI ecosystem,” said Dr. David Lee, Keyssa board member and founder of Silicon Image, Inc., the company that launched HDMI under Dr. Lee’s leadership. “With Eric Almgren’s knowledge of licensing business, Steve Venuti’s experience in driving standards, and now John LeMoncheck’s expertise in productizing and marketing interconnect products – this bodes well for Keyssa and for contactless connectivity becoming pervasive in the market.”
John currently serves on the board of directors of Userful Corporation and has been a member of various trade organizations including the Global Semiconductor Alliance’s Emerging CEO Council, Chair of the Society for Information Display Digital Interfaces Symposium, and an invited speaker at the Stanford Executive Institute. He holds a BSEE from UC San Diego and studied computation and neural systems at Caltech under Carver Mead.
Founded in 2009, Keyssa, Inc. developed its breakthrough Kiss Connectivity solution, based on a proprietary solid-state connector that uses Extremely High Frequencies (EHF) to provide low-power, high-speed data transfer – securely and simply. With over 250 patent filings, Keyssa reinvented the connector. Keyssa has design wins in a range of markets, including mobile, consumer electronics, display, automotive, medical, and factory automation.
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