Our expert team works hard everyday to solve complex problems.
Dr. Daniel Van Blerkom
Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder
Daniel has led the Forza Silicon engineering team in designing leading edge image sensors for medical, automotive and industrial applications, as well as high-end sensor products in the areas of digital cinema and defense. Prior to founding Forza Silicon, Daniel was with Photobit Corporation from 1998 to 2001. He holds 14 image sensor patents and was co-recipient of the Jack Raper Award for Outstanding Technology Directions Paper at ISSCC 2008. Daniel received his BSEE from UC Berkeley and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from UC San Diego.
Executive Vice President of Business & Product Strategy
Shawn has over 30 years of strategic sales and marketing experience in the imaging semiconductor industry and played a leading role in the introduction of two breakthrough technologies (CMOS image sensors and MEMS) into the mobile imaging market. At Forza Silicon, Shawn is responsible for new market and business development, while helping to maintain major account relationships. Prior to Forza Silicon, Shawn was VP of Product & Strategic Marketing, Senior VP of Marketing & Sales and Senior VP of Global Sales at Digital Optics Corporation. Shawn’s collective industry experience includes holding several senior management positions at Siimpel, Foveon, Micron Imaging, Photobit and the Telecommunications and Electronics Division of Marubeni Corporation. Shawn received his undergraduate degree from New York State University and completed the International Law program at St. John’s University Graduate School.