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Frontier Silicon Limited, a fabless semiconductor company, develops and supplies semiconductor, module, and software solutions for digital radio and connected audio systems. It offers digital radio and audio baseband network processors, digital audio system-on-chip, mobile TV/DAB baseband IC, triband dual-mode radio receiver IC, and programmable multimedia processors; digital radio tuner modules, module for Internet radio/network streaming, personal digital radio tuner module, and miniature mobile digital radio receivers; and platforms for profile 1/iPod docking radio, receiver, connected audio with Internet radio. The company also provides DAB/FM/WiFi radio receivers, portable radio receivers, CD-based systems, IPod DAB adaptors, and evaluation systems; and Internet radio enhanced users interface, IR 2.0 connected audio software, and digital audio software. In addition, it offers single-chip T-DMB RF receiver and baseband demodulators, multistandard baseband demodulator IC, T-DMB baseband demodulator IC, and triband dual-mode T-DMB RF receiver IC; SDIO/USB modular dongle, modular evaluation kits, and evaluation kits; and mobile TV drivers and adaptation layer for host processors. The company offers its products in China, Hong Kong, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Frontier Silicon Limited was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Watford, United Kingdom. It has locations in Cambridge, Dublin, Shannon, and Hong Kong.
Before joining Toumaz, Anthony was a founder of Frontier Silicon Ltd, the leading supplier of digital broadcast and network audio products, in 2001 and was CEO until December 2011.
He successfully grew the business, establishing Frontier Silicon as a strategic supplier of digital audio chips and modules to global consumer electronic brands.
Prior to that, Anthony was Managing Director of Consumer & Mobile Phone Products at Amstrad PLC, Sales and Marketing Director at Samsung (UK) Ltd, and has also held positions with ONDigital and Alba Group Plc.
Jonathan has over 16 years experience as a finance director, having previously been CFO of Europes largest independent WiFi operator The Cloud Networks for over four years.
Prior to that Jonathan was CFO of interactive TV, mobile and internet content producer YooMedia, CFO at AIM listed technology venture capital fund E-capital Investments, and European Finance Director at network integrator EQUANT Integration Services.
Jonathan qualified as a chartered accountant with Coopers & Lybrand and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Birmingham University.
John is a Director of ACT Venture Capital and has been active in operating roles and venture investing for 20 years.
John is currently on the boards of Adeptra, S3 Group, Frontier Silicon & Novate Medical and works with the teams at Swrve, Digit Gaming, Biosensia, Worldnet, Storyful and Cloudium.
Previously, he was on the board of Kymata (acquired by Alcatel), AGI Therapeutics plc (acquired by Vidara Therapeutics), Firecomms (acquired by ZJF Group) and Intense Photonics and was involved with a number of other ACT investments.
Prior to joining ACT, John worked with a range of start-up companies through the state indigenous development agency, Enterprise Ireland. Prior to that he held a number of business and operating roles with Misys plc, Kindle Banking Systems and KAO Info-systems.
He graduated from University College Cork (UCC) with a degree in Commerce and also holds an ACCA Certified Diploma in Financial Management.
Professor Chris Toumazou FRS, an executive director of Toumaz Holdings, will assume the role of chief executive officer (part-time).
Professor Toumazou is co-founder of the Groups two investment companies: Toumaz Technology and Future Waves and has been instrumental to the design and development of the technologies owned by the two companies.
He currently is chairman and chief technology officer of Toumaz Technology and chairman of Future Waves, in addition to being founding director and chief scientist at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College, London. Professor Toumazou is an advisor to many healthcare panels, including the Singapore Government in the field of medical devices.