Izik Kirshenbaum, Co-Founder,Chairman and President
Mr. Izik Kirshenbaum is Founder, Chairman and President of Siklu, Founder & Chairman of Vascure (a medical device company), and serves as an Advisory Board member at Solar Edge.
Izik was the co-General Manager of Intel's Broadband Wireless Division (BWD) (NASDAQ: INTC) that was responsible for WiMAX (business & engineering) within Intel's Mobility Group.
Izik joined Intel through the acquisition of Envara in May 2004.
Following the acquisition by Intel
, the Envara
group grew from 60 to over 300 people, responsible for Intel's
mobile WiMAX chipsets, and from August 2006 gained responsibility over all Intel's
was a WiFi Chipset startup company founded in 2000.
Izik was co-Founder and CEO of Envara, leading it for four years to the successful development and sales of WiFi 802.11bg and 802.11abg products.
The company raised $40M from a series of investors in Israel, Europe and APAC.
Before Envara, Izik worked for more than 17 years at the Israeli Ministry of Defense Electronics Research Department, an organization consisting of hundreds of the top technology professionals in the Israeli defense industries, dealing with state of the art, highly reliable, multi disciplinary systems in the data and telecommunications fields, with a strong emphasis on wireless communication systems.
is a two-time recipient of the Israel Defense Award, Israel's most prestigious recognition for technological innovation and contribution to national security, in 1988 and 1995.
In the years 1996 to 2000 he was the General Manager of the Electronics Research Department, leading it to two additional National Defense Awards in 1997 and 1999.
Izik holds a B.Sc. (Cum Laude) from Ben Gurion University, and M.Sc. (Summa Cum Laude) from Tel Aviv University, both in Electronics Engineering.