Investors The Trendlines Group, Israel Electric Corp., Joseph Capital LLC, private angels
CEO Shani Keysar, PhD
The compact, maintenance-free Everlasting Solar Battery can provide energy for the lifetime of low-power devices.
Sol Chip’s innovative technology provides a platform for disruptive applications such as precision agriculture and Internet of Things (IoT). It has been designed to enable autonomous operation of devices and systems powered by a plug-and-play solar energy source.
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20 years as an R&D expert with management experience in the semiconductor industry (Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, IDC, Tower-Jazz); PhD, material science, chemical engineering
25 years’ executive management experience in small start-ups and in large multinationals (Zoran, WSI, Nvidia, Marvell); MSc, EE, computer engineering
15 years' management experience in the semiconductor industry; outstanding record of deploying successful strategies in the sales of complex technical solutions and microelectronics; MSc, EE, electronic engineer
30 years’ extensive business and entrepreneurial experience; president, Arkema’s Israel operation; previously, founded Mempile after serving as VP, Kardan Investments
Served as part of management of Israel Electric Corp. since 1996, initially as director of R&D Division; from 2003, Senior VP for Strategic Resources
Bernard L. Schwartz Chair for Information Nanotechnologies, Dept. of Physical Electronics; Dept. Head, School of EE, Faculty of Engineering, Vice Dean, Tel Aviv University
The 21st century has created an enormous demand for low-power applications such as wireless devices. Their ability to operate autonomously is limited by battery lifespan. The need to replace batteries causes considerable downtime, is expensive, and takes a heavy toll on the environment due to battery waste disposal.
Examples of segments that Sol Chip intends to penetrate with its first-generation product are wireless sensors and wireless sensor networks (WSN) for precision agriculture (e.g., drip irrigation, herd monitoring); environmental monitoring (e.g., humidity, light, temp, color, fertilizers, dimensions); and traceability systems (RFID).