Gideon Wertheizer, has 26 years of experience in the semiconductor and Silicon Intellectual Property (SIP) industries. He previously served as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the DSP business unit at CEVA. Prior joining CEVA in November 2002, Mr. Wertheizer held various executive positions at DSP Group including roles as Executive VP – Strategic Business Development, Vice President for Marketing and VP of VLSI design. Mr. Wertheizer holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel and executive MBA from Bradford University in the United Kingdom.
Yaniv Arieli has served as our CFO since May of 2005. Prior to this, Mr. Arieli served as President of US Operations and Director of Investor Relations for DSP Group. Other positions held within DSP Group include DSP Cores Licensing Divisions’ Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary. Prior to joining DSP Group in 1997, Mr. Arieli served as an account manager and certified public accountant in Kesselman & Kesselman, a member of Price Waterhouse Coopers, an accounting firm. Mr. Arieli is a CPA and holds a B.A. in Accounting and Economics from Haifa University in Israel and an M.B.A. from Newport University and is also a member of the National Investor Relation Institute – niri.
Issachar Ohana serves as our Executive Vice President of World Wide sales. Prior to this, Mr. Ohana served as our Vice President of World Wide sales since the company formed through the merger of Parthus and CEVA in 2002. Previously, Mr. Ohana was with DSP Group beginning in August 1994 as a VLSI design engineer. He was appointed Project Manager of DSP Group’s research and development in July 1995, Director of Core Licensing in August 1998, and Vice President-Sales of the Core Licensing Division in May 2000. Mr. Ohana holds a B.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel and an MBA from University of Bradford in England.
Ran Soffer serves as Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development. Mr. Soffer brings with him more than 20 years of senior management positions at startups through to Fortune 500 corporations. Prior to joining CEVA he served as the General Manager for the Microwave Products Division at Broadcom, responsible for all Microwave and Millimeter wave Baseband and RF solutions. Previous to this, Mr. Soffer held various management and engineering positions at Provigent, Metalink, Motorola, Redux and ECI. Mr. Soffer earned an M.B.A and an M.S. and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Israel Institute of Technology.
Erez Bar-Niv has 16 years of experience in the semiconductor and silicon industries. Prior joining CEVA, Mr. Bar-Niv served as the Vice President of R&D at the Cores BU of DSP Group. Prior to joining DSP Group in 1998, Mr. Bar-Niv held various R&D and application positions in National Semiconductor. Mr. Bar-Niv holds a B.Sc. for electrical engineering from Tel-Aviv University in Israel and holds several US patents.
Ran Snir serves as our Vice President of Research & Development at CEVA. Prior to this, Mr. Snir was the Director of VLSI. Mr. Snir has worked with CEVA / Licensing Division of DSP Group since 1999 serving as the Director of VLSI as well as various R&D positions within the department. Mr. Snir holds a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from the Tel-Aviv University.
Aviv Malinovitch, has served as CEVA’s VP of Operations since 2007 and assumed the role of General Manager of CEVA’s Communications Division in 2013. He brings with him many years of experience in the semiconductor industry starting from 1989. Mr. Malinovitch previously served as the General Manager of Infineon’s site in Israel, and before that as a Director of the engineering unit at National Semiconductor. Mr. Malinovitch holds a B.Sc. for electrical engineering from Tel Aviv University, Israel and an MBA (with honor) from The Arison School of Business, The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya. Mr. Malinovitch holds several US patents.
Michael Boukaya serves as Vice President and General Manager of Wireless Business Unit for CEVA. Previously, Mr. Boukaya served as VP and Chief Architect with overall responsibility for the research and development of next generation DSP Cores, wireless platform architectures and multimedia processors. Before joining CEVA, he was with the DSP Group since 1998, holding different engineering and R&D management positions. Mr. Boukaya holds a B.Sc. in Electronic Engineering from Technion Technology Institute and holds several patents on DSP Technology.
Ilan Yona serves as VP and General Manager of Vision Business Unit at CEVA. Previously, Mr. Yona served as director of Imaging and Computer vision in CEVA’s R&D. In this role he was responsible for the algorithmic research in the area of image enhancement and computer vision together with embedded and real time implementations on CEVA’s CV cores. Before joining CEVA, he worked for RADVISION, beginning in 2008, and for Polycom, beginning in 1998, both in the video conferencing industry. In these two companies he was holding different engineering and R&D management positions. Mr. Yona holds a M.Sc. in Mathematics from the Technion, Institute of Technology
in Haifa, Israel,and holds several patents on DSP Technology.