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Franz Dugand

Director of Sales & Marketing, Connectivity Business Unit at CEVA since 2014, Franz is in charge of expanding the CEVA RivieraWaves Bluetooth and Wi-Fi semiconductor IPs into various market segments such as mobile, consumer electronics, gateway, healthcare, industrial and other IoT applications. Before that, Franz was actually the co-founder of RivieraWaves in 2010, until it got acquired by CEVA in 2014. From 2006 to 2010, he was Product Marketing at Wipro, in charge of Bluetooth IPs. Before moving to marketing, Franz held several positions as Digital Hardware Designer and Project Manager in various companies such as VLSI Technologies, Philips and Newlogic. He has a strong experience in wireless connectivity, including Bluetooth that he started working on in early 1999, and Wi-Fi since 2001.