Roger Bertschmann, M.Sc., P.Eng.
Roger is a serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in wired and wireless communications and semiconductor design. In his previous position, he was Senior Director of Mixed Signal IP Development at PMC Sierra (Microsemi) where he led a team developing mixed-signal IP cores (Serdes, DDR, FEC) for PMC's Enterprise Storage and Communication business units. Previous to PMC he was a co-founder of Rad3 Communications, a communications IP provider which was acquired by PMC Sierra in 2011. In addition, he also founded SiWorks Inc., a leading wireless IP provider, acquired by Nextwave Wireless and Dynastream Inc (acquired by Garmin). Roger is also an advisor to iNovia Capital, an early-stage high-tech venture capital fund. Roger also worked at Novatel Wireless and the Telecommunications Design Center of Philips Semiconductor in Zurich, Switzerland where he was one of the principal engineers working on the design of highly integrated GSM and digital cordless baseband controllers. He holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a M.Sc. from the University of Calgary.