Skip Powers

Vice President, Engineering

Skip oversees Pixon Imaging's product development from concept through implementation. A recognized serial entrepreneur, Skip has been involved as a founder or early-stage employee in numerous high-technology start-ups. As business development manager and program manager with Conexant Systems spin-off Skyworks Solutions, Inc. [NASDAQ: SWKS], Skip was responsible for managing a multinational, multi-company team developing an application coprocessor and software for cellular handsets, and for evaluating and licensing technologies to augment Skyworks' core competencies. As director of Bluetooth products for RangeStar Wireless (acquired by TYCO), he helped establish the company's position as the leading supplier of embedded antennas for Bluetooth wireless devices. As a co-founder and director of corporate development at Silicon Wave (acquired by RF Micro Devices, then by Qualcomm), Skip authored the company's initial and subsequent-round business plans, raising $57 million in corporate and venture-capital funding. Prior to co-founding Silicon Wave, Skip held several positions in marketing and product development with Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation, where he was a key participant in the development of the company's business plans and product strategies, raising more than $20 million in several private offerings. Skip also co-founded and served as chairman and CEO of graphics-IC developer Xtar Corporation. Much of his technical background was acquired in seven years at Argonne National Laboratory's High-Energy Physics Division. Skip is an accomplished musician and vocalist and does some writing and arranging. Sports interests include skiing, auto racing, motorcycling, and martial arts.