SigmaSense appoints David French as CEO

John Teegen, former SVP Global Sales of Dialog Semiconductor, to join Board of Directors

SigmaSense®, an emerging leader in DSP-based sensing systems, announced today that it has recruited veteran semiconductor industry executive David French as Chief Executive Officer to drive the next phase of growth for SigmaSense’s digital sensing products for real-world AI. The announcement comes on the heels of NXP Semiconductor’s $35m investment earlier in the year which includes both licensing and co-development of SigmaSense’s proprietary technologies.

David French takes the helm just as SigmaSense’s unique approach to sensing is being recognized as transformative for sensing in vehicles, touch screens, and now batteries.

Mr. French, a SigmaSense board member since 2020, brings strong leadership and management experience from his various CEO and executive positions.

  • These include: EVP at NXP Semiconductors N.V., CEO of Cirrus Logic, and VP/GM at Analog Devices. French is widely credited for the early productization and broad adoption of DSPs while at Texas Instruments and Analog Devices.
  • Most recently, he has been focused on building a portfolio of semiconductor companies as an investor in and advisor to Silicon Catalyst, the world’s only incubator focused exclusively on semiconductor solutions.

“It has become clear to me that the Company’s technology and extensive IP portfolio affords the unique ability to capitalize on high growth opportunities across a range of sensing applications,” said French. “SigmaSense has invented a foundational technology that transforms the interactions between digital systems and the physical world, which will usher in a new era of radically enhanced DSP-based sensing. These are truly exciting times which the industry has come to recognize. I look forward to helping this talented team build further innovation while ramping sales.”

Co-founder Rick Seger, will continue serving as Chairman of the Board to support Mr. French to drive new partnerships and production scaling:

“David French’s visionary leadership drove the advancement of DSPs and sigma-delta based semiconductors to grow multiple businesses generating billions in sales,” stated Rick Seger, Chairman of the Board. “Today, AI is shifting the demands for reconfigurable mixed signal processing just as SigmaSense is preparing to ramp. SigmaSense is poised to emerge as a leader in the transition to advanced DSP-based sensing under Dave’s leadership,” added Seger.

The company also announced the appointment of semiconductor veteran John Teegen to its Board of Directors. Mr. Teegen has held various leadership roles at Dialog Semiconductor, which he joined after Dialog’s acquisition of Silego Technology, where he was President and CEO.

“John brings a wealth of experience as a technologist, business leader and senior executive in the semiconductor sector,” said Aurelio Fernandez, SigmaSense Board Member and former VP Worldwide Sales for Broadcom. “His industry knowledge and understanding of how sensed data drives product performance makes him an ideal, valuable addition to our board.”

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