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OUR TEAM

Experience, Vision, Execution

Coming from a strong academic and technology background, Corephotonics’ management brings many years of industry and market experience. The team’s driving force is to achieve valuable and disruptive products which make a difference and change the world. The team is committed to deep technology development and to excellence from product design all the way to customer support and end-product deployment. The Corephotonics team is unafraid to boldly go where no one has gone before and takes pride in educating the market about multi-aperture camera technologies and their image quality benefits.

Management Team
Team Members
Board of Directors

PROF. DAVID MENDLOVICCEO

PROF. DAVID MENDLOVIC, CEO

Prof. David Mendlovic holds B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University followed by a MINERVA post-doc fellowship. He is currently a Tel Aviv University full professor of electro-optics. He has authored more than 200 technical articles and 3 book chapters and is the holder of more than 40 patents, all of which have been commercialized. Prof. Mendlovic is the 1998 winner of the ICO (International Commission of Optics) Award. During the past decade, he led various commercial and business development activities. Two of his patents became worldwide technology standards (fibers for medical internal operations and long range barcode scanners commercialized by Symbol Technologies). He is a founder of successful opto-electronics startup companies, including Civcom and Eyesquad, and served as their CEO. After Eyesquad was acquired by Tessera, he became the General Manager of Tessera Israel and later the General Manager of Tessera’s Image Enhancement Division. Prof. Mendlovic also served a term as the Chief Scientist of the Israeli Ministry of Science.

Prof. David Mendlovic is also a member of Corephotonics’ Board of Directors.

DR. GAL SHABTAYGM and VP R&D

DR. GAL SHABTAY, GM and VP R&D

Dr. Gal Shabtay holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University and an Executive MBA from Kellogg-Recanati, Northwestern University. Previously, Gal co-founded and served as VP R&D of Eyesquad, becoming VP R&D of Tessera’s Optical Image Enhancement group after the company was acquired by Tessera. Prior to that, Gal was the CTO of Civcom (acquired by Padtec). As part of his Israeli Defense Force service, Gal led R&D teams in the Intelligence Corps. Gal is a creator and developer of computational photography and imaging technologies for the consumer electronics market, which are embedded in over 100 million mobile phones. With over 15 years of global experience in imaging, optics and telecommunications, Gal is an inventor of about 50 patents and has authored 35 scientific papers. Gal brings not only extensive experience in creating and managing multi-disciplinary, high-talent R&D teams, but also a successful track record with tier 1 partners and is considered by some of them to be an Imaging Guru.

Dr. Gal Shabtay is also a member of Corephotonics’ Board of Directors.

ERAN KALIVP LICENSING

ERAN KALI, VP LICENSING

Mr. Eran Kali holds a B. Sc. in Computer Science and Psychology from Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Previously, Eran was VP Marketing of Tessera Israel, EDOF product introduction and large scale IP licensing to tier 1 customers. Founder of two startups in mechanical bicycle technology. President and CTO of Wizcom Technologies, developer of the Quicktionary translating pen and as VP R&D and co-founder of Ligature, the Israeli OCR company. Eran brings over 25 years of technology experience, leadership and entrepreneurship, ranging from software product development and recognition algorithms, products roadmap and strategy development to global business development and marketing.

 

ERAN BRIMANVP MARKETING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

ERAN BRIMAN, VP MARKETING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Mr. Eran Briman holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University and an MBA from the Kellogg Business School at Northwestern University. He served as Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development for CEVA (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of signal processing IP. Previously, Mr. Briman served as Senior Director of Marketing, specializing in wireless communications and multimedia applications. Prior to that, he was the Chief Architect for CEVA, with overall responsibility for the research and development of next generation DSP Cores. Before joining CEVA and starting in 1995, he was with the DSP Group, holding different engineering and R&D management positions.

Mr. Briman holds several patents on DSP technology and has authored numerous technical and business publications.

DR. NOY COHENVP ENGINEERING

DR. NOY COHEN, VP ENGINEERING

Dr. Noy Cohen received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (Computational Imaging) from Stanford University. He served as a consultant in computational imaging at Google [X] lab, as an Image Signal Processing expert at Nvidia and as the algorithms group manager at Eyesquad and at Tessera Technologies, where he helped pioneer the EDOF technology for one of the first computational cameras to reach high-volume production for the consumer market. Noy’s work in algorithms and architecture generated more than 25 patents. He brings with him more than 10 years of experience in research and development of imaging technologies, and in leading diverse engineering teams in the fields of camera architecture, computational photography, heterogeneous computing, and embedded software architecture.

URI DARVISHCFO

URI DARVISH, CFO

Mr. Uri Darvish has a BA in accounting as well as an MBA and is a qualified CPA.

Prior to joining Corephotonics, Uri served as VP Finance of Tessera Israel, a company engaged in extended depth-of-field product introduction and large scale IP licensing to tier 1 customers. Before that, Uri was CFO of AXISMOBILE PLC, a consumer mobile email company traded on the AIM, which was acquired by Synchronica PLC; and CFO of Civcom Inc., an optical communication company engaged in the development, manufacturing and sale of 10/40 Gbps transponders, which was acquired by PADTEC SA.

Uri brings more than 18 years of experience in  financial leadership of hi-tech companies both public and private, with extensive experience in investor relations, fundraising, international activity and M&As.

EPHRAIM GOLDENBERGDIRECTOR, ACTUATOR GROUP MANAGER

EPHRAIM GOLDENBERG, DIRECTOR, ACTUATOR GROUP MANAGER

Mr. Ephraim Goldenberg graduated from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology with a degree in Physics and is currently Corephotonics’ Chief Scientist. He has amassed 30 years of experience as a leading researcher and inventor in various fields while at numerous companies and institutions, including EDOF and high distortion zoom lenses at Tessera, dispersion compensation and fast switching in fiber optics at Civcom, flame and gas optical detectors at Spectronics, extremely small industrial CO2 lasers at Alomor and hollow fibers for medical CO2 lasers at Tel Aviv University. Ephraim is the inventor of registered patents in most of those fields, and he brings with him a large knowledge base that, among other things, he uses to distinguish between what technologies are and are not feasible and to problem-solve in research and development.

ODED GIGUSHINSKIDIRECTOR, ALGORITHM GROUP MANAGER

ODED GIGUSHINSKI, DIRECTOR, ALGORITHM GROUP MANAGER

Mr. Oded Gigushinski holds an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Oded is passionate about building innovative imaging products which include system, algorithm, software, semiconductors and optical components.
Oded is an inventor of 10 patents in the field of imaging and computational photography and has 13 years of global experience in image processing, computer vision, imaging systems and optics. Oded brings not only extensive experience in establishing and growing high-talent technical teams, but also experience in customer engagement for future products.

Adi TeitelAlgorithm Engineer

Alexandra GoldembergAlgorithms & Software Engineer

Alon BinstokQA Team Leader

Amir KremerQA Engineer

Anat LeshemAlgorithm Engineer

Anat WerbnerSoftware Engineer

Aner WOLFENFELDALGORITHMS & SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Artium BogolAlgorithms & Software Engineer

Asaf HellmanAlgorithms & Software Engineer

Avia IsraeliAlgorithm Engineer

Avraham PelzAlgorithms & Software Engineer

Dana BaschwitzImage Quality Technician

Daniel BoltinskyMechanical Engineer

Darina RoitshtainAlgorithm Engineer

Dr. Gil BacharHW Team Leader

Etti AshkenaziSoftware Team Leader

Gal BarakMechanical Engineer

Gal SafraAlgorithms & Software Engineer

Galit VerberHR & Administration Manager

Gil AbrahamDirector, Product Management

Guy LifchitzSoftware & Algorithm Team Leader

Hagai TzafrirAlgorithms & Software Engineer

Hiro UchidaJapan Representative

Huilin HuangAPAC Camera HW Manager

Itamar AzoulaiSoftware Team Leader

Itamar ZingerImage Quality Technician

Itay YedidMechanics Team Leader

Jackson LamVP Strategic Alliances, China

Konstantin BuzerImage Quality Team Leader

Limor BattinoAlgorithms & Software Engineer

Margarita TronikSoftware Engineer

Merav GantzSoftware Engineer

Micha DrorOptic Engineer

Miriam PolacheckContract Manager

Moran MordechayAlgorithms & Software Engineer

Nadav GevaAlgorithm Team Leader

Nitzan HorovitzSoftware Team Leader

Noa RomanoAlgorithms Application Engineer

Noga AvrutzkyOffice Manager

Omri LeviSoftware Engineer

Or AbrahamLaboratory Technician

Paz IlanAlgorithm Engineer

Riham KaboudQA Engineer

Ron SudarAlgorithms & Software Engineer

Roy RudnickElectro Optical Engineer

Ruthy KatzAlgorithms Team Leader

Sarit Zubakov CohenAlgorithms & Software Engineer

Shai VaismanAlgorithms & Software Engineer

Sivan FreundSoftware Engineer

Udi YakirSoftware Team Leader

Wedden LiuAPAC FAE Manager

Woong LeeKorea Country Manager

Yoav KurtzAlgorithms & Software Engineer

PROF. DAVID MENDLOVICCEO

PROF. DAVID MENDLOVIC, CEO

Prof. David Mendlovic holds B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University followed by a MINERVA post-doc fellowship. He is currently a Tel Aviv University full professor of electro-optics. He has authored more than 200 technical articles and 3 book chapters and is the holder of more than 40 patents, all of which have been commercialized. Prof. Mendlovic is the 1998 winner of the ICO (International Commission of Optics) Award. During the past decade, he led various commercial and business development activities. Two of his patents became worldwide technology standards (fibers for medical internal operations and long range barcode scanners commercialized by Symbol Technologies). He is a founder of successful opto-electronics startup companies, including Civcom and Eyesquad, and served as their CEO. After Eyesquad was acquired by Tessera, he became the General Manager of Tessera Israel and later the General Manager of Tessera’s Image Enhancement Division. Prof. Mendlovic also served a term as the Chief Scientist of the Israeli Ministry of Science.

Prof. David Mendlovic is also a member of Corephotonics’ Board of Directors.

DR. GAL SHABTAYGM and VP R&D

DR. GAL SHABTAY, GM and VP R&D

Dr. Gal Shabtay holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University and an Executive MBA from Kellogg-Recanati, Northwestern University. Previously, Gal co-founded and served as VP R&D of Eyesquad, becoming VP R&D of Tessera’s Optical Image Enhancement group after the company was acquired by Tessera. Prior to that, Gal was the CTO of Civcom (acquired by Padtec). As part of his Israeli Defense Force service, Gal led R&D teams in the Intelligence Corps. Gal is a creator and developer of computational photography and imaging technologies for the consumer electronics market, which are embedded in over 100 million mobile phones. With over 15 years of global experience in imaging, optics and telecommunications, Gal is an inventor of about 50 patents and has authored 35 scientific papers. Gal brings not only extensive experience in creating and managing multi-disciplinary, high-talent R&D teams, but also a successful track record with tier 1 partners and is considered by some of them to be an Imaging Guru.

Dr. Gal Shabtay is also a member of Corephotonics’ Board of Directors.

Shimrit Samuel

Shimrit Samuel,

Shimrit Samuel is an investor professional and a Venture partner at Amiti Venture. Shimrit brings operational, business development and analytical expertise. Prior to joining Amiti, Shimrit led business development at EMC Center of Excellence, served as VP business development of a mobility start up, Clerked at the Israeli Supreme Court and served at the elite technological IDI R&D. Shimrit holds MBA & LL.M, magma cum laude, from Tel-Aviv University.

Shraga Katz

Shraga Katz,

Mr. Shraga Katz has over 30 years of technological experience and has specialized for over 20 years of in the communications industry. Mr. Katz founded Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ CRNT) in 1996 and served as its President and CEO until mid 2005. Ceragon Networks Ltd. is a global provider of high capacity wireless networking solutions for mobile and fixed operators and private networks. Prior to founding Ceragon Networks Ltd. he served in the Israeli Defense Forces for 17 years. Mr. Katz was head of the Electronic Research and Development Department of the Israeli Ministry of Defense. He joined Magma Venture Partners in January 2006, Mr. Katz serves as director on the Board of Siverge Networks and Green SQL.