Franck Murray is presently the CEO of IPDIA, a company that he started in June 2009. IPDIA is developing, manufacturing and selling Integrated Passive Devices.
IPDIA is generating 20+ M$ of sales (with a yearly growth above 50%) and has 120 employees. Since its start, IPDIA has a worldwide commercial presence and sells 90% outside Europe.
Franck got his Engineer Degree from Ecole Centrale de Paris in 1984 and an MBA at ESSEC (Paris) in 2003. He has also a PhD in Physics.
After his PhD, his first experience was with Philips in the development of LEDs.
This first experience led him to create a start up in Material Analysis and then move to a position of CTO of a start up in the field of optical disk.
He came back to Philips in 1996 (becoming NXP in 2006) to occupy various positions in Operations in Semiconductors Wafer Fab.
He moved to Corporate Innovation and R&D in 2000 with the assignment to develop new technologies and design tools and find new ways to miniaturize electronic devices. He also occupied several technology related corporate positions. This led to the creation of advanced and original technologies to integrate passives devices into Silicon wafers.
All this work has constituted the roots of today’s IPDiA technologies.