Neul, the Cambridge wireless technology pioneer, has appointed a new CEO to steer the business to global leadership – former Acorn, Icera and Element 14 boss Stan Boland.
Boland has a brilliant track record in scaling up Cambridge and UK technology companies and takes the reins from co-founder, James Collier, who becomes Chief Technology Officer.
The move has been planned for some time to allow Collier to concentrate on technology development while Boland focuses on global growth.
Icera Inc., of which Boland was CEO and co-founder, built 4G/3G/2G cellular chipsets and software and was acquired by Nvidia Corporation in 2011 for $367M. Before that he was CEO and co-founder of Element 14 Inc which built ADSL chipsets and software and was acquired by Broadcom Corporation in 2000 for $640 million.
Since 2010, Neul has been pioneering technology for the fast-emerging TV white space market using high-quality UHF spectrum being made available progressively across the globe by major regulators.
Neul is world leader in delivering TV white space Network as a Service, with deployments on four continents. Neul products provide reliable and cost-effective wide-area connectivity for multiple industries, sometimes referred to as “the Internet of Things.”
Boland said: “I am thrilled to be joining Neul, probably the most exciting company globally in the wireless space. Its technology is strongly complementary to cellular technologies through the provision of coverage and capacity needed for the large numbers of devices intrinsic to industrial applications for the internet.”
Collier added: “Stan’s track record in building international operations is exactly what we now need since we have succeeded in developing and generating a real demand for our new products and our services. I’m delighted to welcome him on board and look forward to us working together to build Neul into a huge company.