Dr. David Mendlovic is a reputed serial entrepreneur. Corephotonics is the fifth Start-up company for Dr. Mendlovic, who formerly founded EyeSquad, a company that sold to Tessera Technologies (NASDAQ: TSRA) within 10 months of its establishment, and Civcom Inc., acquired by Padtec S/A of Brazil. Professor Mendlovic also served as General Manger of Tessera Israel, and ultimately as the General Manager of Tessera’s Image Enhancement Division.
David Mendlovic holds his B.Sc. and his direct Ph.D., both in Electrical Engineering, both earned at Tel Aviv University. He joined as faculty to Tel-Aviv University in 1992, where he is presently a full professor of Electrical Engineering and Electro-Optics. To date, David Mendlovic authored over 200 technical articles, 3 book chapters, and is the holder of more than 30 patents, all of which have been commercialized and two of which have become worldwide technology standards (fibers for medical internal operations by Laser Industries and Barcode scanners by Symbol Technologies). He was also the 1998 winner of the ICO (International Commission of Optics) award, in recognition of his contribution to optical signal processing.
From January 2008 till September 2010, David Mendlovic served as the Chief Scientist of Israel’s Ministry of Science. At present, he serves as a special scientific advisor of the Minister of Science and Technology for Strategic Planning, and as Co-Chairman of the German – Israeli Foundation (GIF).