Dr. Giora Yaron
Dr. Giora Yaron holds a BA (summa cum laude) in Physics and Mathematics and a PhD in applied physics from the Hebrew University.
Dr. Yaron serves as Chairman of Tel Aviv University (Executive Council), and on the board of Amdocs (DOX). Dr. Yaron serves on the advisory board of the Ministry of Defense.
Dr. Yaron is an active Founding Investor and Founder of a group of high-tech and med-tech companies; P-cube, (acquired by Cisco), PentaCom (acquired by Cisco), Qumranet (acquired by Redhat), Comsys (acquired by Conexant, Texas Instruments), Exanet (acquired by Dell) Hyperwise Security (acquired by Checkpoint) Qwilt and Aqua Security. founder of Itamar Medical, Excelero and Equalum Dr. Yaron has been serving as board member and/or Chairman of the Boards of these companies since their inception.
Dr. Yaron served as Chairman of the Board of Mercury Interactive (acquired by HP).
From 1992-1995 Dr. Yaron has served as President of Indigo NV, leading the company to an NASDAQ IPO. Prior to joining Indigo served as corporate Vice President of National Semiconductor and was the Founder of National wafer fab in Israel
(today Tower-Jazz Semiconductors).
In 2008 Dr. Yaron presented at the Computer History Museum the revolutionary microprocessor development work he lead with his team at NCS which provides the foundation for the microprocessors as we know them today.
In 2009 Dr. Yaron was granted Honorary Fellowships by The Hebrew University.
In the years 2009-2013 served on Israel Prime Minister Entrepreneurship and Innovation Committee.
Dr. Yaron holds a Ph.D. in Device Physics from the Hebrew University has published numerous scientific papers and holds numerous patents.