Edinburgh, UK Chris Jolly has joined Acuid Corporation, the developer of high speed data transfer technology, as vice-president business development and marketing. He was previously at ClearSpeed Technology and has worked with Texas Instruments, Lucent Technologies and National Semiconductor.
Acuid, which was set up in 1996, is currently embedding its Chip Connection Technology IP into products for the early adopters of high speed systems within the data communications sector. It intends to take the technology into networks, computers and high-end digital consumer goods.
Based in Germany, Jolly will link Acuid's offices in Scotland and Russia with the USA and other markets worldwide.
In April 2002 Acuid pulled off a coup by recruiting Hans Rohrer, the former European president of Taiwanese Semiconductors, as chief executive. Rohrer said, “Having proven the technology, we are now moving from an R&D organisation to a company with commercial edge and marketable products. Throughout his career Chris has been instrumental in bringing new products to the communication market. Drawing on his expertise and contacts will see us rapidly progressing into the next phase of our company's development.”
Jolly said: “I knew Hans Rohrer from my days at National Semiconductor and the technology Acuid is working on is very impressive.”
The company employs over 70 engineers and has facilities in Scotland, St Petersburg in Russia, Germany, Canada and Singapore.