Board of Directors

Wan-Thai Hsu

Dr. Wan-Thai Hsu

Chairman of the Board

Dr. Hsu is an inventor, an entrepreneur, and an investor. He has 25 years of experience in MEMS and 20 years of experience in timing products. He co-founded Discera, world’s first MEMS oscillator company which he successfully sold. At Discera, he led the development team to make world’s first MEMS oscillator products. He was also involved in setting IEC standards for MEMS oscillator. Later he was CTO of TXC, 3rd largest quartz crystal manufacturer in the world, with the focus on developing high performance quartz crystals, low jitter oscillators, miniaturized OCXO, and sensors. Dr. Hsu received PhD in Electrical Engineering and MBA from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is currently the CTO of Soundskrit.

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Dr. George Xereas


Dr. Xereas obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from McGill University in 2017, under a fellowship from Les Vadasz Foundation – Intel. The results of this work lead to a MEMS oscillator that for the first time achieved compliance with the stringent phase-noise GSM specifications. The intellectual property developed in his PhD resulted in 14 publications, and 2 USPTO utility patent applications. Dr. Xereas is a co-founder and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Stathera.


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Dr. Terry Gilton


Terry Gilton is a Partner with Celesta Capital. His 37-year career in the semiconductor industry includes R&D in materials, memory and processing devices, sensors, algorithms, as well as extensive experience bringing these technologies to production. He began his career in R&D at Micron Technology where he eventually became VP of R&D for the rise of CMOS imager technology, delivering the sensor to the Motorola Razr and first iPhone. He was recruited by Apple to create a sensor technology development team as its Senior Director of Sensor Technology, reporting to the SVP of Engineering. At Apple, Terry’s team was involved in all product lines and all sensing modalities, and he was personally responsible for many technologies used in current Apple products.


Mr. Charles Lespérance


Charles Lespérance is a partner for BDC Capital’s Deep Tech Venture Fund, created in 2021. Previously, Charles worked in private equity at PSP Investments and management consulting at McKinsey & Company, where his main functional areas were strategy, operations and finance, with a focus on extractive resources, including the mining and oil & gas sectors. Charles holds a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University in Montreal as well as an MBA from Harvard University. He also continues to be involved in academia as a guest lecturer on the topic of entrepreneurial finance at institutions such as NYU