Chief Executive Officer Dr. Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre   at Finwave Semiconductor  Portrait

Dr. Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre

Chief Executive Officer

Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that Dr. Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre has been named Chief Executive Officer of Finwave Semiconductor. The search process was led by Mark Lonergan.

About Dr. Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre

In his new role, Dr. Lesaicherre will be instrumental in driving the adoption of Finwave’s disruptive technology and bringing it to the broader market. Dr. Lesaicherre is a seasoned semiconductor industry veteran with decades of experience leading technology companies into accelerated growth and increased profitability.

Before joining the Finwave team, Dr. Lesaicherre was the president, CEO and a director of Nanometrics Incorporated, a leading provider of advanced process control metrology and software analytics. He also held the CEO position for Lumileds, an integrated manufacturer of LED components and automotive lighting lamps, from 2012 to 2017. Dr. Lesaicherre previously held senior executive positions at NXP and Philips Semiconductors, and served as chairman of the board of Silvaco Group, Inc., a leading supplier of TCAD, EDA software and design IP. Dr. Lesaicherre currently serves on the board of InterDigital, a technology company that develops and licenses mobile and video technologies that are at the core of devices, networks and services worldwide.

Dr. Lesaicherre holds an MBA with a focus on International Business and Strategy from INSEAD, and has an M.S. degree and a Ph.D. degree in Material Science from the Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP). He is a board leadership fellow, governance fellow and director certified for NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors) and an active member of NACD and SVDX (Silicon Valley Director’s Exchange).

About Finwave Semiconductor

Founded in 2012, Finwave Semiconductor is shaping the future through a new generation of RF and power chips based on a breakthrough Gallium Nitride (GaN) transistor architecture. Finwave’s advanced 3DGaNTM technology is the discovery of prominent MIT innovators who are focused on bringing the true potential of GaN to key industries including 5G, AI, cloud computing, and EV and autonomous vehicles.

Finwave is the creator of the world’s first 8” GaN insulating gate FinFET processed in a Si CMOS fab. The company’s proven, award-winning, breakthrough GaN FinFET technology, and its 3D fin transistor structure, is the result of more than 100 years of combined cutting-edge research. Finwave has offices in Massachusetts and California, as well as partners worldwide.

Finwave co-founder and former CEO, Dr. Bin Lu, is now taking on the role of chief technology officer. In this position, Dr. Lu will maintain his unwavering commitment to driving technology development and innovation within the company.

“With his extensive leadership experience in the semiconductor industry, profound expertise in technology, science and global business, and a remarkable track record of transforming businesses into resounding successes, Pierre-Yves is ideally positioned to guide the company forward as we continue to push the boundaries of GaN semiconductor technology,” stated Dr. Lu. “I eagerly anticipate the positive impact he will undoubtedly make, as we strive to revolutionize energy-efficient 5G/6G communications, data centers, automotive power, the IoT and more.”

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Dr. Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre Portrait

Finwave has introduced a new era of innovation and progress and is on the cusp of bringing the true potential of GaN to some of today’s most important enabling markets – including 5G, AI, and the IoT. The company’s technology has already demonstrated its ability to deliver extremely high performance in higher frequency applications, and the implications of that are very exciting.

Dr. Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre, Chief Executive Officer, Finwave Semiconductor
Mark Lonergan Portrait

Dr. Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre is one of the world’s most respected semiconductor company CEOs. At Finwave, he will help revolutionize the market for GaN-on-Silicon and will show the industry a better way to do power amplification.

Mark Lonergan, Founder and Managing Partner, Lonergan Partners