VISTA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TetraVue, the leader in high definition 4D LIDAR technology, today announced the appointment of Dr. Hal Zarem to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Dr. Bruce McWilliams as Chairman of the Board. Zarem and McWilliams will play key leadership roles in bringing TetraVue’s groundbreaking 4D LIDAR technology to market for the fast-growing advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) and self-driving car markets.
Zarem brings more than thirty years of technology and leadership experience with an extensive background in optoelectronics and has successfully led companies in the automotive, cleantech, semiconductor, optical component and MEMs industries. Prior to TetraVue, Zarem was president and CEO of Seeo, a developer of advanced lithium polymer batteries, purchased by Robert Bosch. He was also CEO of Silicon Light Machines, an optical device company purchased by Dainippon Screen. Zarem has also held key executive positions at Cypress Semiconductor, JDS Uniphase, and Ortel Corporation. He earned a B.A. in physics from the University at California, Berkeley and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in applied physics from the California Institute of Technology.
“TetraVue’s disruptive 4D LIDAR technology delivers more than a hundredfold improvement in spatial resolution and range data,” said Zarem. “For the first time, vision systems can perceive the world in high definition, which opens the door for truly revolutionary applications.”
McWilliams is a seasoned technology executive specializing in leadership and technology innovation in microelectronics. In addition to his role as Chairman of the Board of TetraVue, McWilliams is a Board Member, advisor and consultant for Inphi, Chairman of the Board for Intermolecular, and is also a Trustee and serves on a variety of Advisory Boards at Carnegie Mellon University. McWilliams has served as CEO of Intermolecular, President and CEO of Suvolta, President and CEO of Tessera Technologies, President and CEO of S-Vision, and has held key leadership positions at Flextronics International, mCHIP and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He has received numerous accolades throughout his career, including being cited by Science Digest as “One of America’s 100 Brightest Scientists Under the Age of 40,” and also was named the 2005 Ernst & Young’s Northern California Entrepreneur of the Year®. McWilliams was nominated to the Lawrence Livermore Entrepreneurs' Hall of Fame for his contribution to developing semiconductor packaging technology and founding and leading multiple technology companies. Dr. McWilliams holds B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Carnegie Mellon University.
"Rather than serially scanning the environment as traditional LIDAR, TetraVue captures two megapixels of depth information instantly for each video frame," said McWilliams. "By leveraging the billions of dollars of investment in CMOS image sensors, TetraVue achieves both technology scalability and incredible performance."
TetraVue is the leading innovator of 4D LIDAR vision systems that empower machines to perceive the richness of our world in high definition. TetraVue’s 4D cameras capture high definition 3D images in real-time, providing more than a hundredfold improvement in positioning data in comparison to other approaches. Advanced driver assist systems (ADAS), autonomous vehicles and numerous artificial intelligence enabled machine vision and robotics applications benefit greatly from the dramatic improvements in spatial acuity enabled by TetraVue technology. The company is headquartered in Vista, California and can be found online at www.tetravue.com.