As the world of electronics demands increasing processing power and further miniaturization and transportation into electrification, KULR’s disruptive, game-changing thermal management technology strives to solve the challenge of keeping electronics cooler, lighter, and safer in an ethical and environmentally sustainable manner. We aim to revolutionize this $11 billion/year industry.
KULR’s proprietary carbon fiber-based architecture replaces less efficient aluminum and copper based heat spreaders and exchangers, which are energy intensive and less environmentally friendly to produce. Carbon fiber thermal interface materials are superior alternatives to particle based thermal interface materials for higher performance, lower contact pressure, higher compliance, and longer reliability.
Founded by some of the foremost experts in aerospace thermal management, KULR is joined by industry veterans in semiconductor and industrial manufacturing. The Company’s investors and advisors include industry leaders from US, Japan, and China in the field of electrical vehicles, energy storage, communications, and semiconductors.
Michael MoCo-Founder & CEO
- M.S.E.E University of California at Santa Barbara 1995
- Family founded EPIC Design Technology, IPO 1994, Acquired by SNPS 1997
Venture Investments Track Record:
- Spreadtrum Communications. IPO 2007. Acquired by Tsinghua Holding 2014 for $1.78B
- Omnivision. IPO 2004. Acquired by China Hua Capital Management for $1.9B (Pending)
- Sage Semiconductor. IPO 1999. Acquired by Genesis 2001 for $241M
- AllBusiness.com. Acquired by NBC Interactive 2000 $225M
- Cadmos Design System. Acquired by Cadence 2001 ~$100M
- Amlogic, Inc. China IPO 2016.
- Co-Founded Sympeer Technology 2005. Acquired by Amlogic in 2008. VP of Product Marketing at Amlogic. Developed OTT chip-set solution. Grew into $100M product line in 2015. 70% of China OTT STB market
- Founded Wish Solutions in 1998. Acquired by DealTime 2001
- System Software Engineer at HP Enterprises. 1995
Dr. Timothy KnowlesCo-Founder & CTO
30 Years of Thermal Management R&D and product development for the most challenging space and industrial applications. Conducted research and won over 500 contracts, building products for various space and industrial customers such as NASA, Boeing, Raytheon, Jet Propulsion Lab, and others.
- X-38 Battery heat sink
- Mercury Messenger PCM heat sink to keep battery temperature stable
- NICER Telescope
- IceCube PCM heat sink
- ION Engine heat exchanger
- LEO Flight heat sink (2006-2007)
DOD and Others:
- X-51 Scramjet heat exchanger and thermal interface material
- JPL Mars Lander Rover battery enclosure
- Avionics heat sinks
- Postdoctoral Research Physicist at Hamburg University 1977-1983
- Ph.D. in Physics. University of California, San Diego. 1977
- B.S. in Physics. University of Southern California, 1969
Mr. Xia ZhongruiEx-President of Hua Hong Micro-Electronics Corporation
Mr. Xia has more than 30 years experience in the IT area, initially responsible for building the Shanghai government computer system as well as promoting information technologies throughout the greater mainland China region. In 1995 Mr. Xia was responsible for planning the Shanghai Information Port and designing policies and implementing the construction of information application projects as Director of the Information Office of Shanghai Municipal Government. After organizing Hua Hong Group, Mr. Xia served as its first President. He served as President of Shanghai Hua Hong Micro-Electronics Corporation until 1998.
In addition Mr. Xia started Hua Hong Design Corporation, which was later acquired by Beijing Semiconductor Company and Jitong Intelligent-Card Company. As Director of the Shanghai 909 Project Office Mr. Xia was also responsible for supporting and coordinating the Hua Hong NEC project, which was China's first 8 inch semiconductor processing line. Currently Mr. Xia serves as Chairman of Ruizhang Technology Co., Ltd., President of Hua Hong International USA LLC., Vice President of Hua Hong Group, Advisor at iGlobe Partners, and a Managing Partner of Shanghai Lianwan Investment Management Limited Partnership. Mr. Xia served as a Director of Atrua Technologies, Inc. and has been a Director of Spreadtrum Communications Inc. since 2009. Mr. Xia holds a Bachelor in Economics from Shanghai Fudan University.
Mr. Morio KurosakiPresident of IT-Farm Corporation in Japan
Mr. Kurosaki started his business career at Intel Japan. Later he joined Western Digital Corporation as one of the earliest members of WDC’s Japanese division. In 1988 he founded Aisys Corporation, a firm helping Silicon Valley start-ups penetrate the Japanese market. Aisys provides a wide range of support helping companies establish solid business ties in Japan including arrangement of strategic partnerships with major Japanese corporations, recruiting local management, business development, etc. In 1999, Mr. Kurosaki founded IT-Farm as one of very few hands-on style venture capital firms in Japan.
Throughout his entire carrier Mr. Kurosaki has built incomparable networks in both the Japanese IT industries as well as executive relationships in Silicon Valley. In addition to his main roles in the above companies Morio served as Project Manager of the Unexplored Technology Project under the Information Technology Program Agency (part of of METI), an APAC advisory member of ARM, advisor for Nvidia Japan, and board director of Treasure Data (Silicon Valley), Ubitus (Taiwan), Gaiax (Japan), and GES (Silicon Valley and Vietnam).
Dr. Gang ChenHead of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Carl Richard Soderberg Professor of Power Engineering at MIT
Dr. Chen is the Director of the "Solid-State Solar-Thermal Energy Conversion Center (S3TEC Center)" - an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the US Department of Energy. He received his bachelor and master degrees from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and his PhD degree from the Mechanical Engineering Department, UC Berkeley in 1993.
Dr. Chen was an assistant professor at Duke University, a tenured associate professor at UC Los Angeles before accepting tenured professorship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is a recipient of the K.C. Wong Education Foundation fellowship and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation fellowship. Dr. Chen also received a National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award, a R&D 100 award, and an American Society of Mechanical Engineers Heat Transfer Memorial Award.
In 2010, he was elected a member of the US National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Chen is currently a Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Physical Society, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Mr. Stuart ChingFormerly Senior VP of ARM Worldwide Sales
Mr. Ching has over 25 years experience in the electronics and semiconductor industry, including 17 years with ARM in a variety of sales leadership positions. He was Senior Vice President of the ARM World Wide Sales Team. Mr. Ching worked extensively in the European, Asia-Pacific, and North American regions, licensing ARM’s CPU intellectual property to the world’s leading semiconductor & technology companies. Prior to his time at ARM Mr. Ching held marketing management positions at Hitachi Semiconductor (now Renesas) and a number of electronic engineering positions.
Mr. Ching is currently serving in board member and commercial leadership roles at various semiconductor and artificial intelligence companies and is also active in advising Bay Area non-profit organizations. He is an alumnus of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and holds a BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Portsmouth University, United Kingdom.
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