Novati Technologies Focuses on Diverse Applications

Nanochip Vol11/Issue2/2016

Much of today’s leading-edge semiconductor development is being done, not by using the most advanced design rules, but by integrating disparate chips to meet system-level performance goals. Often done in the vertical dimension, this heterogeneous integration is now among the core competencies of Austin, Texasbased Novati Technologies, a relatively small company with outsized importance in the 3D development field. Read more.

Skorpios Technologies Announces Brian R. Griffiths as Chief Financial Officer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – September 6, 2016 – /PRNewswire/ – Skorpios Technologies, Inc., a fabless integrated silicon photonics system on a chip company, today announced the addition of Brian R. Griffiths as chief financial officer, effective immediately. In his new role at Skorpios, Griffiths will oversee the finance, accounting, M&A and investor relations’ functions, reporting to CEO Stephen Krasulick.

Griffiths is a veteran investment banker and advisor to the technology sector. During his 25-year investment banking career, he has worked on capital-raising and strategic transactions with many of the leading technology companies globally. Most recently, Griffiths was a senior managing director at Guggenheim Partners, working with companies across the technology industry. Prior to that, he was a managing director at Credit Suisse in New York and London. Griffiths earned an M.S. in Accounting from New York University and an M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College.

“We are very pleased to welcome Brian to the team,” said Krasulick. “Brian’s strong financial and strategic experience, combined with deep technology sector expertise and global perspective, will be a tremendous asset to Skorpios as we embark on the next phase of our company’s evolution.”

“I am very excited to join Steve and the Skorpios team,” Griffiths added. “The market opportunity enabled by the technology platform that Skorpios has developed is very large and Skorpios has demonstrated clear technology leadership. I look forward to playing a key role in supporting Steve as we lead the business forward to its goal of being an independent, publicly-traded company.”

About Skorpios Technologies
Skorpios is a fabless semiconductor company delivering highly integrated communications products based upon its proprietary, wafer-scale, silicon photonics process. This novel process leverages the existing silicon manufacturing ecosystem to enable high bandwidth interconnectivity at mature CMOS manufacturing costs. Skorpios’ unique platform can be used to address a wide range of applications: high-speed video, data and voice communications for networking and cloud computing, storage, wireless and cable TV. For more information, visit

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