Boreas appoints VP of sales
By GlobeNewswire, Bromont QCElectronics
Chip industry veteran Dan Harper joins upstart Quebec piezo player
Boreas Technologies, the semiconductor company commercializing piezo integrated circuits, today announced the appointment of 30-year semiconductor industry veteran Dan Harper as vice president of sales.
Harper joins Boreas from Telink Semiconductor, in San Jose, Calif., where he led a sales team that grew the company’s business by 85% and secured design-ins worth more than $100 million in lifetime revenue in just two years from customers such as Amazon, Google and Logitech, across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to Telink, Harper_and the teams under his leadership_drove more than $1 billion in revenue for some of the most recognizable names in the semiconductor business, including Knowles, Dialog Semiconductor (now part of Renesas) and Texas Instruments.
“Throughout his extensive career, Dan has successfully built sales relationships with C-level executives at many of the world’s most influential tech companies,” said Simon Chaput, founder and chief executive, Boreas Technologies. “From his keen understanding of market segments as varied as consumer, mobile, and automotive, to his well-honed multicultural leadership skills, Dan has proven his results-oriented approach time and time again. He is the perfect industry professional to help boost Boreas beyond startup-phase to our next level of growth.”
According to Harper, Boreas is uniquely positioned to succeed in piezo semiconductors. “There are a number of reasons why Boreas is a brilliant industry partner,” he said. “These include field-tested technology supported by strong IP, an incomparable awareness of end-user markets, and a keen understanding of the needs of OEMs supplying those markets. Boreas’ established supply chain_which can deliver millions of piezo driver ICs to meet high-volume demand_is also hugely advantageous to our partners.”
A U.K. native and a fluent French speaker, Harper earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Leicester and a master’s in business administration from Warwick Business School. He is based in San Jose, Calif.