DecaWave is a pioneering fabless semiconductor company which has developed a complete, single chip CMOS ultra wideband IC based on the IEEE802.15.4a standard, and building a family of parts to work at rates 110kbps, 850kbps, 6.8Mbps and 27Mbps.
DecaWave has identified the rich potential of ultra wideband (UWB) technology, with particular focus on real time location systems (RTLS) and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), and has been instrumental in developing the alternate PHY IEEE802.15.4a standard.
The resulting silicon has a wide range of applications and DecaWave is currently working with lead companies in over 30 different verticals to develop applications in areas as diverse as agriculture, manufacturing, healthcare, lighting, security, transport, inventory & supply chain management.
Chief Executive Officer
Ciaran Connell has over 20 years experience of the communications and semiconductor industry, and has gained Fortune 500 experience in Strategy, Operations, Business Development and Corporate Investments & Acquisitions. Ciaran has extensive experience in identifying, starting, penetrating, building and developing new technology markets in the semiconductor arena.
Prior to Decawave, Ciaran headed Strategy and Business Development (EMEA)at Freescale France.
Prior to that Ciaran worked at Motorola in France and the US, and Cornel.
Chief Technology Officer
Michael McLaughlin is a veteran of more than 20 years of the communications and semiconductor industry, and is an acknowledged authority on ultra wideband. Active in IEEE UWB standards development since 2002, Michael proposed and had ratified key parts of the IEEE802.15.4a standard. Michael is the author of Decawaves patents.
Prior to Decawave, Michael worked with Parthus, and was chief technologist at Cornel Electronics and Lake Datacommunications.
William McFadden is a 22 year veteran of the communications and semiconductor industry, with experience in senior level program management, systems architecture, hardware design, and business unit strategy development in a range of wired and wireless technology developments including SONET/SDH, WLAN, WPAN and Bluetooth.
Prior to joining Decawave, William held positions with Duolog, Parthus, AT&T and Lucent Technologies.
Billy Verso is a 25-year veteran of the communications and semiconductor industry, with senior level experience in software project management, embedded systems architecture and interfaces, software design and implementation, and extensive knowledge of DSP and microprocessor systems.
Prior to Decawave, Billy was Design Authority and Head of Software at Lake Datacomms, and Senior Design Engineer at Cornel Electronics.
Vice President Business Development
Luc Darmon is a 23 year veteran of the communications and semiconductor industry. Luc has extensive experience in complex technical customer offers in the high-tech and semiconductor domains, including development and commercial contract negotiation, business development, partnerships, alliances and customer relationship building.
Prior to joining DecaWave, Luc worked in strategic marketing and management roles with Freescale and Siemens Automotive.
Luc holds a degree in engineering, specialising in electronics and signal processing from the Ecole Nationale Suprieure dElectricit, Electronique, Informatique et Hydraulique in Toulouse.
Chief Financial Officer
Graeme N Walker
Graeme has over 20 years of finance experience including 16 years in the semiconductor industry. Graeme is responsible for all investor relations, corporate finance, strategy planning, financial management and corporate governance activities at DecaWave.
Prior to jointing DecaWave, Graeme was the CFO of MicroEmissive Displays plc and Freescale EMEA. Graeme also held senior roles at Motorola and Rolls-Royce.
Jim OHara is vice president, Technology Manufacturing Group, Intel Corporation and Intel Ireland general manager. Jim took over the role of Intel Ireland general manager in April 2002 and is responsible for Intel’s manufacturing operations in Ireland and for the site’s strategic direction, management leadership and development, and government and community relations. Jim joined Intel in 1991 as part of the Fab 10 start up team. He became plant manager for Fab 10 in 1996 and subsequently managed both Fab 10 and Fab 14, now known as Ireland Fab Operations.
Prior to joining Intel, Jim worked in Digital Equipment Corporation for the previous 17 years, the last five of which were based in their corporate headquarters in Massachusetts. He is a member of both the management and governing boards for ICT Ireland.