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Michael Stewart (observer)

Michael Stewart

Michael joined Applied Ventures in 2015 after working for more than 12 years in advanced technology development at Applied Materials and Intel. Prior to joining Applied Ventures, Michael was co-founder of JUSE LLC, a consumer electronics focused startup, and the inventor of the low-cost CRAFT Cell for silicon photovoltaics. He is an expert in silicon materials science, surface chemistry, and post-CMOS electronics, as well as chemicals and materials for electronics and biotechnology applications. Michael holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.


Barry Hoberman

Barry Hoberman

Now an independent consultant, Barry has over 35 years of engineering and management experience in the semiconductor industry. He has been involved with MRAM for over 10 years, last as CEO and Chairman of Spin Transfer Technologies and as CMO at Crocus Technology. Prior to that he was founder and CEO at both inSilicon (acquired by Synopsys in 2002) and Virtual Silicon (acquired by Mosys in 2006), and also worked as a design engineer at Monolithic Memories and AMD. Barry holds a BSc from MIT.


Jean Pierre Nozières (Founder, CEO)

Jean-Pierre Nozières

Jean-Pierre is the founder of four MRAM-related start-ups: Crocus Technology, where he served as CTO, eVaderis, Hprobe and Antaios for which he currently serves as President and CEO. He is a research director from CNRS, France’s largest research organization and he was up to 2015 the founder and Executive Director of Spintec laboratory, from which Antaios was spun-off. Jean-Pierre also worked in the past at IBM’s Storage System Division and Applied Magnetics Corporation in the US. He graduated from Grenoble INP and holds a PhD in Physics from Grenoble University.


Jean Pascal Bost (Founder, CFO)

Jean-Pascal Bost

Jean Pascal Bost (Founder, CFO): Jean-Pascal has more than 30 years experience in finance and management, from consulting (Bossard Consultants) and IT services, to Fortune 500 companies (Schneider Electric, Urgo group, Socpresse Mersen). In 2006, he steps into the start-up world first as CFO of Crocus Technolgy, then of McPhy Energy which he brought to IPO. After a short spell as CEO of the Linksium incubator in Grenoble, and CEO of eVaderis, an MRAM IP company, Jean-Pascal is now in charge of finances and strategy at Antaios. Jean-Pascal holds an MBA from ESSEC, Paris.