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Celera Incorporated announced the appointment of two industry veterans, William Portelli and Patrick Brockett, to its advisory board. Both accomplished professionals bring valuable domain expertise and industry networks to the Company at this time of significant platform and market expansion.
Mr. Portelli has led technology companies as a CEO, Advisor and Board Director to create billions of dollars of revenue and enterprise value. Leveraging deep mixed-signal IC development and IT experience, Portelli has founded and led early stage through Fortune 1000 companies including Electronic Design and Automation market leaders Cadence and CCT. He was awarded the Davos Technology Pioneer Award by the World Economic Forum for industry leadership in cloud computing, DevOps and open source.
Mr. Brockett is a veteran of the global semiconductor industry. He began his career in Sales and Marketing with Texas Instruments. In 1979 he joined National Semiconductor where, as Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales and Marketing, was credited with turning around the core Analog business. In 2004 Mr. Brockett was appointed CEO of venture-backed programmable analog startup Summit Microelectronics. The company led the mobile industry for ultra-fast battery charging and was purchased in 2012 by Qualcomm for $350M in cash.
'We are delighted to welcome Mr. Portelli and Mr. Brockett to the Celera team. As a fast growing privately-held technology developer we are fortunate to have their complementary capabilities aboard to accelerate the company's rapid growth. Both individuals bring invaluable counsel, contacts and credibility to Celera at a critical time" said Abid Hussain, Co-Founder and CEO.