Keyssa Introduces Ron Richter as Vice President of Sales
Campbell, Calif. – March 8, 2017 – Keyssa®, a leader in high-speed, contactless connectivity, today introduced Ron Richter as the company’s new vice president of sales. Richter comes to Keyssa from Crossbar, a memory solution provider, where he was responsible for licensing the company’s innovative technology.
“Ron has a strong history in partnering with large companies to introduce groundbreaking new technologies that provide customers with new features, functionality and differentiation,” said Eric Almgren, CEO of Keyssa. “He has over 20 years of sales, marketing and engineering experience in semiconductor and consumer electronics markets, having worked with ground-up startups and multi-billion dollar corporations.”
During his time at Crossbar, Richter was responsible for licensing the company’s breakthrough resistive RAM non-volatile memory technology. Prior to Crossbar, Richter ran worldwide consumer semiconductor sales at Zoran, IC product management at Texas Instruments and led business development and licensing for Silicon Image, where he was responsible for worldwide licensing revenue and product planning for mixed signal, imaging, and connectivity intellectual property products, including H.264 video decoders and image signal processors (ISP).
“My passion is making things happen in complex technical and business environments,” said Richter. “Keyssa’s next-generation high-speed contactless connector solutions have the ability to greatly impact products across consumer and business applications. It’s an exciting time to join the company and I look forward to helping the company reach its full growth potential.”
Richter started his career at IBM after receiving his BSEE in Digital Design and his MBA, both from the University of Southern California.
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 200 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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