Governance - Management

Ofer Elyakim - Chief Executive Officer

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Ofer brings to DSP Group over 15 years of managerial experience. Prior to being appointed to his current position in 2009, Ofer served as DSP Group’s Senior Vice President and SEA President. Before that, Ofer served as Vice President of Business Development and Director of Investor Relations and Business Development. Prior to joining DSP Group in 2006, Ofer was a research analyst covering media and broadcasting companies at CIBC World Markets in New York. Previously, he held managerial positions at Radvision, Tundo Communications and Kost Forer Gabbay & Kasierer, a member of Ernst & Young Global. A certified public accountant, Ofer holds an MBA with honors from Columbia Business School and a BA in Computer Science and Accounting from Tel Aviv University.

Dror Levy - Corporate Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer

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Dror brings to DSP Group over 13 years of financial experience. Prior to being appointed to his current positions in 2006, Dror served VP finance and as Corporate Controller. Before joining DSP Group, Dror was an account manager in the high-tech practice at Kost Forer Gabbay & Kasierer, a member of Ernst & Young Global. A certified public accountant, Dror holds an MBA from Tel Aviv University and a BA in Business and Accounting from the Israeli College of Management.

Lior Blanka - Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

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Lior brings to DSP Group more than 25 years of technological experience. Prior to being appointed to his current position in 2010, Lior served as DSP Group’s Platform Division Manager. Before joining DSP Group, Lior served as 3.5G Cellular Phone Cross-Sites Manager at Intel, and CDMA Phone Reference Design Manager at DSP Communications. Previously, he served as R&D Department Manager for Military Systems at Reshef Technologies, and Project Manager for Security Systems at the Israeli Ministry of Defense. Lior holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

Alex Sin - Corporate Vice President of Sales

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Alex brings to DSP Group over 20 years of experience in semiconductor, mobile and wireless product marketing, sales and business development. Responsible for DSP Group’s sales and business development, Alex served as the company’s SEA President starting in 2010 and China Country Manager starting in 2008. Prior to joining DSP Group, Alex was Sales Director for digital audio and mobile digital TV silicon and solutions at Frontier Silicon. Before that, he was Business Operations Manager at Freescale/Motorola, where he was responsible for cellular chipset and solution marketing, business development and technical support. Prior to that, Alex was at Epson Hong Kong, where he served as an application engineer, as well as Chief Engineer responsible for ASIC design, MCU and ASSP application support. Alex holds an MSc in Business from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a BSc in Physics from London Metropolitan University.

Ran Klier - Corporate Vice President of Sales, Marketing and BizDev Europe and Americas

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Ran brings to DSP Group over 18 years of experience in semiconductor design, marketing, product management and sales. Responsible for managing the Europe and Americas regions, Ran has served in his current position since 2012. Prior to that, Ran served as DSP Group’s System Manager and Chief Architect, VP of Strategic Accounts based in Hong Kong, and VP of Cordless and VoIP Product Line Management. Before joining DSP Group in 1998, Ran was a system engineer at National Semiconductor and a chip designer at Intel. Ran holds an MBA with honors from Tel Aviv University and a BSc in Computer Engineering with honors from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

Avi Keren - Corporate Vice President and HDMobile Division Manager

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Avi brings to DSP Group more than 25 years of technological and managerial experience. Prior to being appointed to his current position, Avi served in several managerial capacities at DSP Group including VP of R&D in HDMobile division, Director of Software Development and the Software Group Manager for the Multimedia products. Before joining DSP Group, Avi was Director of Software Development and System Architecture at Alvarion, where he was in charge for the architecture and software development of advanced wireless access systems including its most successful BreezeACCESS VL product line. Prior to that, he worked for more than 10 years for Elisra, now a subsidiary of Elbit Systems, where he was engaged in the development of Signal Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Satellite Communication Systems. Avi holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University.

Tali Chen - Corporate Vice President, Corporate Development

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Tali brings to DSP Group more than 15 years of human resources experience, and a rich marketing skill set. Responsible for managing all human resources and facility matters, Tali also heads up DSP Group’s corporate marketing and communications – including marketing collateral, public relations, media relations, tradeshows, branding, and more. Before joining the DSP Group team, Tali was Director of Commercial Legal Affairs and Human Resources at RADA Electronic Industries. Previously, she was a Major in the Israeli Defense Forces, and the founding manager of the “Atidim for Industry” program. Prior to that, she completed her legal internship at the IDF Ombudsman’s office. Tali holds a LLB in Law and Government with honors from the prestigious Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) of Herzliya.

Daniel Amir - Corporate Vice President of Business Development, Strategy and Investor Relations

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Daniel brings to DSP Group over 15 years of managerial and wall street experience. Responsible for M&A, Strategy and Investor Relations, Daniel has served in his current position since 2016. Prior to DSP Group, Daniel served as a technology analyst for 16 years at JPMorgan, Bear Stearns, Lazard and Ladenburg Thalmann covering the semiconductor and hardware sectors. Daniel was a top ranked analyst and in this capacity advised investors and fund managers how to position their portfolios ahead of technology trends, semiconductor cycles and macroeconomic indicators. Prior to working on Wall Street, Daniel began his career in the Israel Department of Treasury. Daniel, holds an MBA in finance from UCLA Anderson School of Business and a BA in Economics and International Relations from the Hebrew University.

Doron Koren - Corporate Vice President and Platform Division Manager

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Doron brings to DSP Group more than 17 years of technological experience. Responsible for software, systems and customer support activities across the globe, Doron has served in several positions at DSP Group including Head of Multimedia Product Development, Program Management Office Manager, Cordless Applications Development & Support Manager, Algorithm Group Manager, Software Customer Support Manager, and Senior Firmware and Host Engineer. Before joining DSP Group in 1997, Doron was responsible for mathematical library development at Associative Computing, and served as a DSP Software System and Algorithm Engineer at Comverse. Doron has a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Dima Friedman - Corporate Vice President of Operations

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Dima brings to DSP Group more than 16 years of semiconductor manufacturing operations. Responsible for managing business operations including supply chain and customer service activities, Dima has served in several positions at DSP Group including Quality, Product and Test Engineering Manager, Foundry Manager, and Vice President of Foundry Management. Prior to joining DSP Group in 1995 Dima served as Production Engineer at National Semiconductor. Dima has a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University.

Dotan Sokolov - Corporate Vice President and IC Division Manager

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Dotan brings to DSP Group more than 20 years of technological experience. Joining DSP Group in 2010, he was initially Director of Systems and later VP of System and Architecture, prior to moving into his current position. Before joining DSP Group, Dotan worked for Anobit Technologies (acquired by Apple) as System Architecture Manager and later as Director of Product Management. Previously, Dotan worked for DSP Communication, which was acquired by Intel. There, he managed the design of the R6 cellular phone chipset, holding the titles of System Architecture Manager, 3GPP DSP SW Manager, CDMA System Engineer and DSP Engineer. Dotan holds over 30 registered patents. Dotan has a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (summa cum laude), and an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Tel-Aviv university (cum laude).

Jan Abelev - Corporate Vice President of Product Marketing

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Jan brings to DSP Group nearly 30 years of semiconductor industry experience. Prior to being appointed to his current position in 2011, Jan served in several positions at DSP Group including VP Strategic Accounts, VP DECT Program Manager, VP Applications and Customer Support, Director of Technical Marketing, and Customer Support Manager. Before joining DSP Group in 1991, Jan worked in a number of development positions in the areas of DSP architecture and signal processing. Jan holds an MSc in Electronic Engineering from Moscow Aviation University.