The Valens Identity

Valens is the inventor and the world leader in HDBaseT technology and a top provider of semiconductor products for the distribution of ultra-high-definition multimedia content, through a single cable, according to the needs of its target markets: AV, automotive, industrial, and consumer electronics.

The Valens History

Valens was established in 2007. Already back then, the Valens team believed in pushing the boundaries of wired connectivity, everywhere.
Valens is a private company, headquartered in Israel, with offices worldwide.

Valens' Founders

One vision, six founders: in 2006, Dror Jerushalmi, Eyran Lida, Gaby Gur-Cohen, Massad Eyal, Nadav Banet and Alon Benzaray joined forces to make Valens a reality.

They continue at Valens, pushing the boundaries of wired connectivity, everywhere.

Valens' Leadership

Dror Jerushalmi

CEO and Co-Founder

Dror Jerushalmi

CEO and Co-Founder

As CEO and Co-founder of Valens, Dror draws upon more than 20 years of high level international business development and marketing management experience in the semiconductor industry to steer the company on a path of growth and success. Dror defines the company’s market penetration and business strategies, as it establishes its HDBaseT technology as the global standard for digital connectivity. Under his leadership, the company has completed rounds of financing, continues to introduce several families of products, and has reached significant milestones.

Dror Heldenberg

CFO

Dror Heldenberg

CFO

Dror leads the company's finances, legal and IT. He brings more than 24 years of leadership of financial affairs including corporate financing, M&A transactions as well as vast experience of business management of international companies.

Massad Eyal

VP, R&D & Co-Founder

Massad Eyal

VP, R&D & Co-Founder

With 30 years of R&D management, VLSI engineering, and mixed signal design experience, Massad heads Valens’ R&D and engineering activities. Massad established the company’s R&D team and developed HDBaseT technology from concept to reality.

Eyran Lida

CTO & Co-Founder

Eyran Lida

CTO & Co-Founder

Eyran is the lead inventor of HDBaseT technology. A co-founder and the company’s CTO, he is responsible for technology and strategy development and for the company’s patent portfolio. Eyran’s background includes 25 years of communication systems software and hardware architecture development experience, with primary expertise in wireline hardwired DSP modem design. He holds 55 US patents and is the Chair of the HDBaseT Alliance Technical Committee. In this position, Eyran is responsible for the definition and development of new HDBaseT specifications.

Micha Risling

SVP, Marketing & Business Development and Head of Automotive Business Unit

Micha Risling

SVP, Marketing & Business Development and Head of Automotive Business Unit

Micha leads the company’s marketing and business development activities in several verticals and heads the company’s automotive business unit. Micha brings 20 years of expertise in marketing and R&D executive roles in established public and start-up companies as well as vast experience in the global mobile and telecommunications industry. Over his tenure at Valens, Micha had a major role in establishing the company’s reputation as a leader in the digital connectivity space. Micha is also the Chair of the HDBaseT Alliance’s Marketing Committee, where he is responsible for the organization’s strategy and marketing activities.

Gabi Shriki

SVP and Head of AV Business

Gabi Shriki

SVP and Head of AV Business

Gabi manages Valens' Audio Video business, responsible for growing the company’s position in its core markets and developing new sectors. He also leads the Application & Support Group, responsible for enhancing professional and technical customer support. Gabi brings more than 15 years’ experience in senior positions in the wireless mobile connectivity business.

Ariel Sobelman

VP, Corporate Alliances

Ariel Sobelman

VP, Corporate Alliances

Ariel brings to his role as Vice President of Corporate Alliances 20 years of strategic business development, industry standardization and planning experience. Ariel leads the standardization process for HDBaseT technology, and holds the position of President at the HDBaseT Alliance, where he oversees the organization’s activities.

Chee W. Kwan

VP, Worldwide Sales

Chee W. Kwan

VP, Worldwide Sales

Chee Kwan joined Valens in 2016 to lead the company’s sales efforts. He brings more than 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, in leadership sales, executive management, marketing and product positions.

Shay Naeh

VP, Operations and Head of Program Management Office

Shay Naeh

VP, Operations and Head of Program Management Office

As Vice President for Operations, Shay is responsible for the company’s product manufacturing and engineering, processes and policies geared toward improving overall efficiency, as well as operational excellence. Shay also oversees Valens’ Quality efforts, guaranteeing top performance and adherence to the most stringent quality standards. Shay is also Head of Valens’ Program Management Office, where he is responsible for implementing the company’s vision and strategy throughout our AV and automotive product lines, from concept to market, including program execution, process management, metrics, trouble-shooting, prioritization and more.

Nelly Elkavets

VP, Human Resources

Nelly Elkavets

VP, Human Resources

Nelly has led the Human Resources department from the company’s earliest days, overseeing its rapid growth. Nelly has over 15 years of experience as an HR Business Partner and in management, from startups to global corporate companies. Nelly is a strategic partner to the business in identifying human resources needs, developing and implementing human resources processes, and retaining organizational culture.

Valens' Investors

Quality and Environmental Excellence

Committed to Quality

Valens is 100% engaged in a culture of continuous improvement, while cultivating constructive partnerships with suppliers, customers and stakeholders.
The Valens Quality Management System is certified and regularly audited according to ISO 9001 requirements.

Committed to Automotive

The Valens Quality Management System is fully aligned with the strict requirements of IATF 16949 and VDA 6.3.
Our automotive offerings are designed to comply with our customers’ specific requirements and with AEC-Q100 qualification.
Valens partners with world-class IATF 16949-certified wafer fabrication and assembly suppliers, and with ISO/IEC 17025-certified laboratories and test houses.

Committed to the Environment

Valens consistently monitors and strives to minimize the environmental impact of our activities by implementing sustainable business practices across our operations, infrastructure and products, while complying with all laws, regulations, and applicable environmental, health and safety requirements.
Valens products are designed to comply with up to date Restrictions of Hazardous Substances (ROHS) and to limit the impact of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) under REACH regulation. Valens has established a Conflict Minerals Sourcing Policy and EICC-based Code of Conduct, and encourages suppliers to establish green, eco-friendly supply chain management processes.
The Valens Environmental Management System is certified and regularly audited, according to ISO 14001 requirements.

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