Broadlight is a fabless semiconductor company supporting the Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) market with optical transceivers, digital PON controllers (MAC) for both Central Office (CO) and Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), and software stacks. BroadLight offers a complete PON solution at the components level, which will enable system vendors to shorten time to market for emerging last mile networks.Broadlight is an Israeli start-up company, founded in July 2000, to develop a unique offering to system vendors enabling them to come out with PON systems easily and with a short time to market. The company has recently achieved a number of important design wins from leading system vendors that are using the complete offering for their PON solution.The company is committed to work closely with vendors and carriers to support them throughout the project planning and integration process
Israel Seed Partners has co-invested with Azure and three other strategic co-investors.
Andrew Vought - CEO Andrew has more than 25 years of semiconductor and technology management experience. Previously he served in the Office of the President of GlobespanVirata following the 1991 merger of Virata with Globespan. For the five years prior to the merger, Andrew (Andy) served as Chief Financial Officer and had responsibility for the operations of Virata, based in Santa Clara CA. Andy's other semiconductor experience include Micro Power Systems and Texas Instruments Europe. Andrew holds a MBA from Harvard Business School.
Raanan Gewirtzman - General Manager, Israel Raanan has nearly 20 years of experience in hardware and software design along with strong managerial skills in IC development operations. Prior to joining BroadLight, Raanan was instrumental in building the development arm of Virata Corporation, developed a new range of communication processors and introduced a full COT (customer owned tooling) process flow for semiconductor development. Prior to Virata, Raanan spent 14 years with IBM Corporation in Haifa. Mr. Gewirtzman holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering and a BSc in Computer Engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology.
Dror Heldenberg - CFO Dror comes with three years of experience as a CPA with the accounting firm Brightman-Almagor, and 6 more years as a Director of Finance at several hi-tech companies. Mr. Heldenberg's experience includes among others: raising funds from Israeli and foreign investors, establishing financial departments in the USA and budget management. Dror earned an MBA from Tel Aviv University.
Didi Ivancovsky - Founder, VP ProductsDidi worked for 18 years at Telrad (a subsidiary of Nortel) as R&D manager. His varied communications background includes joint projects with Nortel as well as HW and SW Telephony projects. In 1998, Mr. Ivancovsky joined the Access Division of Telrad and served as Head of the Embedded Software department focusing mainly on Broadband Access involving Sonet/SDH, ATM, DSL and Telephony. This division was subsequently spun off, and became a new company - BeConnected. Didi holds an MSc from the Hebrew University.
Raphael Sankar - VP Sales Raphael brings over 15 years of experience in senior management, marketing, sales and business development positions. Before he joined Broadlight, Mr. Sankar was in charge of marketing and sales at leading hi-tech companies such as Memlink, Optichrom, ECI Telecom and Vsoft. Raphael was awarded an MBA with honors from the Hebrew University.
Eli Weitz - VP of VLSI, Eli brings nearly 20 years of experience of managing VLSI design and development in worldwide leading communication semiconductors companies. Before joining BroadLight, Eli was the director of VLSI of Infineon (Savan) in Israel, managing the development of semiconductor for VDSL, Ethernet switch and UWB. Before that, he was the director of VLSI for Globespan/Virata in Israel. Most of his experience was in Motorola semiconductor (Currently Freescale) where he was responsible for the development of the family of the worldwide most successful communication IC – the PowerQuicc, Eli holds a Bsc (Cum Laude) and Msc degrees in computer engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.
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