Ker Zhang Joins Keyssa as a Member of Board of Directors
Campbell, Calif. – June 27, 2018 – Keyssa®, a leader in high-speed, contactless connectivity, today announced the appointment of Ker Zhang as a member of Keyssa’s Board of Directors. Dr. Zhang brings more than 25 years of experience in deep-tech as an entrepreneur, executive, board member, and investor. He is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at Kleiner Perkins. Before that, he was a vice president/GM at Intel, and founder/CEO of VIA Telecom (which was sold to Intel) as well as 3 other start-ups.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Ker to Keyssa where he will undoubtedly make an immediate impact,” said Eric Almgren, CEO of Keyssa. “Ker has impeccable credentials in maximizing opportunities for technology-based companies who have unique value propositions for major OEMs and ODMs.”
“It’s rare to join a company that truly has the opportunity to disrupt a major market segment,” said Dr. Zhang. “Keyssa’s technology has the potential to be a ubiquitous high-speed interface in any device that transmits data and video. Tech companies are hungry for new technologies that provide differentiation and new functionality. I am convinced that Keyssa represents a connectivity future that will be embraced by the market.”
Dr. Zhang holds a Ph.D. in EE from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and is an expert on communication and semiconductors. Prior to Intel, he was a key designer for its first GSM ASIC and was one of the founding members of Rockwell’s wireless group (now part of Skyworks). He holds 3 US patents. He has been actively involved with investment activities of HTC/VIA group, Softbank China Venture, and Shenzhen Capital Group.
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 150 patent filings, Keyssa reinvented the connector. Managed by an experienced team of multidisciplinary technologists and standards experts, Keyssa’s investors include Alsop Louie, Dolby Family Ventures, Foxconn, SK hynix, Intel Capital, Nantworks, Neuberger Berman, and Samsung.
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