Former NXP’s CTO joins TriEye
1 December, 2021
Hans Rijns was NXP's CTO and head of research until 2016. TriEye invented a new process allowing the production of CMOS-based Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR) sensor, reducing SWIR cameras costs by thousand times
TriEye, a developer of CMOS-based SWIR sensing solutions, announces the addition of Hans Rijns, a senior semiconductor executive with over 25 years of international experience in R&D management, innovation and business strategy, to their Advisory Board.
Before joining TriEye’s advisory board, Hans took on many roles including, Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and head of Research at NXP Semiconductors, where he was responsible for all applications, systems, circuits and process technology programs until 2016.
Hans started his professional career in 1991 as a scientist at Philips Research. In 1996 he continued on to Philips/NXP Semiconductors where he continued to acquire extensive experience in business and technologies across end-markets such as mobile, consumer electronics, security, automotive and Internet-of-Things applications. He studied at the University of Twente in the Netherlands where he received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. During his professional career he has published over 40 scientific publications and holds 7 patents.
“I look forward to joining TriEye and becoming part of a team that is committed to continuously improving and innovating technologies to solve global challenges,” said Hans Rijns, Board Advisor of TriEye, “TriEye continues to be ahead of the curve as it offers new cutting-edge technologies to various mass-markets. I’m excited to work with TriEye’s team to help accelerate the company’s growth as it expands its offerings and global reach.”
The news comes after TriEye’s recent announcement that it has secured additional funding to support their product commercialization and global expansion. This investment was led by M&G Investments and Varana Capital, with the participation of Samsung Ventures, SDF (the investment arm of Tawazun Holdings), Deep Insight, Allied Group, and Discount Capital along with follow on investors Intel Capital, Porsche Ventures, Marius Nacht and Grove Ventures.
The company was founded in 2017 by Avi Bakal (CEO), Prof. Uriel Levy (CTO), and Omer Kapach (VP R&D), and is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel. Its technology enables cost-effective, high-resolution image data and depth perception in all weather and lighting conditions. Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR) cameras are known to can allow for object and hazard detection even under the most challenging visibility conditions.
But the current utilization of Indium-Gallium-Arsenide (InGaAs) material to produce SWIR sensors, is complex, expensive and involved with long lead times. Following a decade of nanophotonics research by TriEye’s CTO, Prof. Uriel Levy, the company succeed to fabricate CMOS sensor, allowing SWIR to enter mainstream use. According to TriEye, its sensor’s prices are thousand times lower than the existing InGaAs-based cameras.