Geir Førre has more than 20 years of experience from the global semiconductor industry as a serial-entrepreneur, executive & CEO, with experience spanning research, development, marketing, finance and management.
In 1996 he founded Chipcon, a company that became market leader in low power RF solutions and served as the President and CEO until its 1.3 billion NOK acquisition by Texas Instruments Inc in 2006. Subsequently, Geir led the global Low Power RF business unit for 18 months.
In 2007 Geir founded Energy Micro, a company that established itself as a market leader in low power 32-bit microcontroller solutions. He served as the President and CEO from its beginning in 2007 until July 2013 when the company was acquired by Silicon Laboratories Inc. for 1.0 billion NOK.
Today Geir is serving as the Senior Vice President of the microcontroller and wireless business unit in Silicon Labsoratories and investor in the seed fund Founders Fond. Geir holds a MSEE from NTNU in Trondheim, Norway.