About Arteris

Arteris Management Team

K. Charles Janac

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

President and CEO K. Charles Janac

Mr. Janac is president and CEO of ArterisIP where he is responsible for growing and establishing a strong global presence for the company that is pioneering the concept of NoC technology. Charlie’s career spans 20 years and multiple industries including electronic design automation, semiconductor capital equipment, nano-technology, industrial polymers and venture capital.

In the first decade of his career, he held various marketing and sales positions at Cadence Design Systems (NYSE: CDN) where he helped build it into one of the ten largest software companies in the world. He joined HLD Systems as president, shifting the company’s focus from consulting services to IC floor planning software and building the management, distribution and customer support organizations. He then formed Smart Machines, manufacturer of semiconductor automation equipment and sold it to Brooks Automation (NASDAQ: BRKS). After a year as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Infinity Capital, a leading early-stage Venture Capital firm, where he consulted on Information Technology investment opportunities, he joined Nanomix as president and CEO helping build this start-up nano-technology company. Mr. Janac holds a B.S. and M.S. degree in Organic Chemistry from Tufts University and an M.B.A from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Craig Forrest

Chief Technology Officer

Craig Forrest, Arteris Chief Technology Officer

Craig has over 25 years experience in the computer systems, networking and consumer electronics industries. As one of the key engineering Vice Presidents at Apple Inc., Craig led the hardware and systems organization for the Macintosh Division. He was responsible for the iMac, MacMini, Mac Pro, XServe, iPad and AppleTV product lines. In addition, he led and created the semiconductor design groups responsible for the Application Processors in the first three generations of iPhone products.

Before joining Apple Inc, Craig led the hardware development for the HPCS program at Sun Microsystems to develop Petascale supercomputer technology. While at Sun in the early 1990s, Craig was the lead engineer for the SparcStation 10, the world's first desktop workstation. He was also a principal in Sun’s Green Project, which developed new technologies for the consumer electronics market including the Java language, compiler and run-time interpreter.

Craig has also served in engineering executive positions at many startups including Innoventry, NeTpower and Austek Microsystems. He was a co-founder of Epigram, a startup developing semiconductor products for broadband DSL and residential networking, that Broadcom acquired in 1999. Craig holds Science degrees from both the University of Queensland and the University of Melbourne, and has co-authored numerous engineering patents.

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Stéphane Mehat

Chief Financial Officer

Stéphane Mehat, Arteris CFO

Prior to joining Arteris in 2012, Stéphane served as a financial auditor for 13 years at EY (formerly Ernst & Young), one of the major global auditing firms. He managed international private and public mid-cap clients in various markets such as Technology, Telecom, Biotech and Internet, dealing with VC financing, IPOs and strategic acquisitions. He brings to Arteris his deep knowledge of high-growth companies and revenue recognition accounting together with his competency in both European and American accounting standards. At Arteris, he oversees financial strategy, accounting, taxes, HR and administration globally.

Stéphane earned both a Master of Science Degree in Management Information Systems and Bachelor Degrees in Strategy, Economics, Accounting and Finance from two leading French universities, as well as second degree as a French CPA.

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Joe Butler

Vice President of Engineering


Joe is a proven technology executive with 25+ years of experience delivering leadership products and SoCs in competitive markets, most notably in the server microprocessor and chipset spaces. Prior to Arteris, Joe led the development of Intel's Xeon E5/E7 microprocessors including Haswell-Server (E5/E7-2600 v3), and led Intel’s world-wide datacenter system validation organization. Previous to Intel, he worked for Hewlett-Packard leading HP PA-RISC microprocessor development. Joe is known for building strong engineering organizations that deliver high quality, winning products on a predictable cadence.

Joe earned a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from Stanford University and received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Davis. He also received an MS in Management of Technology degree through the National Technical University administrated by Lehigh University.

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David Mertens

Worldwide Vice President of Sales

David Mertens Arteris Worldwide V.P. Sales

David Mertens brings many years' experience selling intellectual property and semiconductors across multiple vertical markets, most notably in the consumer and mobile phone spaces. Prior to Arteris, David led the rapid adoption of Audience Inc.'s voice processing technology by many tier-1 mobile phone OEMs. During his 3 year tenure Tensilica Inc., he established dramatic growth in configurable processor licensors. He has held multiple sales management positions with a focus on Intellectual Property licensing at Synopsys, Faraday & Zoran.

Mr. Mertens’ undergraduate study was at the University of California, San Diego, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

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Michel Telera

Vice President of Sales, Europe, Japan, Middle East, Africa, India

Michel Telera Arteris VP of Sales, Europe, Middle East, Africa, India, Michel Telera

Michel Telera was previously the Director of Southern Europe for Verisity where he built the organization from its inception to an operation with more than $11 million in sales. He has a 20-year record of serving major European accounts for companies such as Daisy Systems, Viewlogic, Compass Design Automation, and Avant!.

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Kurt Shuler

Vice President of Marketing

Kurt Shuler Arteris Vice President of Marketing

Prior to Arteris, Kurt Shuler held senior marketing and product management roles at Intel, Texas Instruments, ARC International and two startups, Virtio and Tenison. He has extensive IP, semiconductor and software marketing experience in the mobile, consumer electronics and enterprise server markets. Before working in high technology, Kurt flew as an air commando in the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Forces.

Mr. Shuler earned a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy and an M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

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Amy Miller

General Counsel

Amy Miller Arteris General Counsel

Amy Miller has extensive experience in intellectual property licensing and the semiconductor industry. She has served as an attorney at Zoran, Tensilica and ARM. She completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA and earned her Juris Doctor at the Santa Clara University School of Law.

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