David LeeCEO and Co-Founder

    Dr. David Lee is currently the Chairman and CEO of Scenera, Inc., a Silicon Valley start-up focused on revolutionizing the camera industry by developing a new way of capturing, processing and using video images. From 2008 to 2015, Dr. Lee served as CEO of Dual Aperture, Inc. and prior to that Dr. Lee founded Silicon Image. As the company’s Chairman and CEO until 2004, he took the company public in 1999. Responsible for the development of two worldwide digital interface standards – Digital Visual Interface (DVI) and High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) – Silicon Image is recognized as a major force in the development and implementation of technology industry standards. During his time at Silicon Image, Lee forged the collaborative relationships with leading PC and consumer electronics manufacturers including Intel, Sony and Panasonic, along with major Hollywood studios, to bring DVI and HDMI standards to fruition. HDMI was awarded the Technology and Engineering Emmy Award by National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) in 2009 and Primetime Emmy Engineering Award for Engineering Excellence in 2014. According to several market research firms, more than 4 billion HDMI-enabled devices shipped from its inception through 2014. Dr. Lee was inducted into CEA Hall of Fame in 2014 for his major contributions in developing and standardizing HDMI. Prior to launching Silicon Image in 1995, Lee was a principal investigator at Sun Microsystems Research Laboratories and the research staff at the famed Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), where he led a number of projects including the development of the world’s first 6.3M pixel AMLCDs, which integrated high-resolution display technology with high-performance computing. A technology entrepreneur standout, Lee received his bachelor’s (’83, with honors), Master’s (‘85) and Ph.D. (’89) degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from U.C. Berkeley.

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