Nestwave appoints Ciaran Connell to board of directors

15th February 2022
Tom Anstee

Semiconductor expertise and tech start-up experience support business growth.

Nestwave, a low-power geolocation for the IoT, has announced that Ciaran Connell will join the company’s board of directors in March.

Ciaran is a seasoned veteran of the communications and semiconductor industry who co-founded and ran DecaWave, the micro-location specialist and pioneer of UWB (Ultra-Wideband) technology acquired by Qorvo in 2020. Ciaran Is now General Manager of the UWBU (Ultrawideband Business unit) at Qorvo and lives in Dublin and Toulouse.

The appointment comes at a time when Nestwave is seeing increased interest in its innovative hybrid software approach to IoT geolocation. Nestwave technology combines GNSS, cellular and Wi-Fi location techniques with cloud-based processing to deliver dramatic reductions in power consumption while simplifying hardware design, minimizing bill of materials and reducing cost.

Nestwave CEO Ambroise Popper comments: “Ciaran’s in-depth knowledge and experience of the wireless and location sectors, alongside his proven track record as a successful entrepreneur and fund-raiser, further enhance our board-level expertise. This appointment supports our plans to rapidly grow the business as we open up new possibilities for ultra-low-power IoT geolocation.”

Ciaran Connell adds: “I look forward to helping Nestwave capitalize on the many new tracking and logistics opportunities that the company’s innovative technology enables and to leveraging my experience in funding technology start-ups and optimizing returns for investors.”

Ciaran has a degree in Electronic Engineering from University College Dublin, Ireland and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to founding DecaWave, he worked for Motorola / Freescale in Texas and Toulouse, France for 23 years.

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