Zvi Or-bach

Zvi Or-Bach is Shirat's Managing Director in the United States West Coast. Zvi is the founder of MonolithIC 3D™ Inc., Top Embedded Innovator-Silicon by Embedded Computing Design Magazine and Finalist of the “Best of Semicon West 2011” for its monolithic 3D-IC breakthrough. Or-Bach was also a finalist of the EE Times Innovator of the Year Award in 2011 and 2012 for his pioneering work on the monolithic 3D-IC.
Or-Bach has an extensive management experience including being CEO for over 20 years, being in charge of R&D, Sales, Marketing, Business Development and other corporate functions. Or-Back has been active board member for over 20 years and is now Chairman of the Board for Zeno Semiconductors, Bioaxial and VisuMenu.
Or-Bach has a history of innovative development in fast-turn ASICs for over 20 years. His vision led to the invention of the first Structured ASIC architecture, the first single via programmable array, and the first laser-based system for one-day Gate Array customization. In 2005, Or-Bach won the EETimes Innovator of the Year Award and was selected by EE Times to be part of the "Disruptors" --"The People, Products and Technologies That Are Changing The Way We Live, Work and Play".

Prior to MonolithIC 3D, Or-Bach founded eASIC in 1999 and served as the company's CEO for six years. eASIC was funded by leading investors Vinod Khosla and KPCB in three successive rounds. Under Or-Bach's leadership, eASIC won the prestigious EE Times' 2005 ACE Award for Ultimate Product of the year in the Logic and Programmable Logic category.

Earlier, Or-Bach founded Chip Express in 1989 (recently acquired by Gigoptix) and served as the company's President and CEO for almost 10 years, bringing the company to $40M revenue, and to an industry recognition for four consecutive years as a high-tech Fast 50 Company that served over 1000 ASIC designs, including many one-day prototypes and one-week production delivery.

Zvi Or-Bach received his B.Sc. degree (1975) cum laude in Electrical Engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, and M.Sc. (1979) with distinction in Computer Science, from the Weizmann Institute, Israel. He holds over 100 issued patents, primarily in the field of 3D integrated circuits and semi-custom chip architectures. 

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