Simon McElrea is president of Invensas Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tessera Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: TSRA), headquartered in San Jose, California. McElrea leads the group in acquiring, developing and monetizing intellectual property (IP) in areas such as, circuitry design, 3-D systems, memory modules and other technologies that enable mobile, storage and consumer electronics devices. Prior to Invensas, McElrea was vice president of Engineering at Tessera where he led the worldwide engineering and R&D organizations for the company’s Micro-electronics segment.
McElrea has more than 15 years of executive, technical and operational management experience in semiconductor and green technology businesses. Before joining Tessera, he held senior positions at Honeywell Electronic Materials, Amkor Technology, Vertical Circuits Inc. and Johnson Matthey PLC. A native of Northern Ireland, McElrea has lived in the U.S., Europe and Asia, working primarily on new technology ventures and high-volume manufacturing start-ups.
McElrea holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, with honors, in Engineering Science from Oxford University. He has authored numerous patents in advanced electronics.