Valens is the world leader in HDBaseT technology, and is a top provider of semiconductor products for the distribution of ultra-high-definition multimedia content. The company’s award-winning HDBaseT technology enables long-reach connectivity of devices over a single cable and is a global standard for advanced digital media distribution. HDBaseT has been widely deployed in the audiovisual, consumer electronics and industrial markets, and is currently making inroads in the automotive sector, where it simplifies and optimizes in-vehicle connectivity. HDBaseT Automotive enables simultaneous tunneling of high-throughput video and data streams, over a single, low-cost, unshielded twisted cable (for up to 15m/50ft), while guaranteeing top performance and low latency. Valens co-founded the HDBaseT Alliance with Sony Pictures, Samsung Electronics, and LG Electronics to promote, advance and standardize the technology. Valens is a private company headquartered in Israel.
Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder
Dror Jerushalmi draws upon 20 years of high-level international business development and marketing management experience in the semiconductor industry to steer Valens on a path of growth and success. Dror defines the company’s market penetration and business strategies, and has been the leading force behind establishing HDBaseT as the global standard for digital connectivity. Under his leadership, the company has completed rounds of financing, continues to develop new product families, and has reached significant milestones, including considerable revenue growth and the successful introduction of the company’s technology into the automotive market.
Previously, Dror was Director of Business Development at Saifun Semiconductor (acquired by Spansion), a provider of intellectual property (IP) solutions for the nonvolatile memory (NVM) market. Before that, he was Vice President of Marketing at Emblaze Semiconductor (acquired by Zoran Corporation), where he established the company’s reputation as an industry leader recognized by customers, press and analysts. He also held Business Development and Marketing management positions at Tioga and DSPG.
Dror holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s (Cum Laude) degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Ben-Gurion University, Israel, and an MBA from Heriot-Watt University, Israel branch.