PR Newswire: Pelican Imaging, a venture-backed computational imaging startup, has appointed a new CEO and new VP Engineering. Christopher "Chris" Pickett will serve as Pelican Imaging's president and CEO, while Purnam Sheth will take on the role of VP Engineering.
Chris Picket has an extensive experience in technology licensing. Most recently, Pickett was SVP of corporate licensing for Rambus, which he joined as part of the acquisition of Global Lighting Technologies, where he was president of the licensing division. Before joining Global Lighting Technologies, he was EVP of licensing at Tessera.
Most of Purnam Sheth's experience is in networking and mobile, not directly related to imaging.
"Pelican Imaging is poised for explosive growth. The company's technical expertise, coupled with experience that both Chris and Purnam bring to the table, position Pelican to launch a new era in the way people interact with the images and video they capture," said Barry Schiffman, executive managing director at Globespan Capital Partners and a member of Pelican's board of directors. "Pelican has ambitious plans under way on several fronts. These additions to its leadership team prepare the company for establishing new partnerships and channels that can broaden adoption of its technology."
"Pelican's technology is receiving incredible response from a variety of consumer platforms that utilize cameras. It is clearly a game changer for a variety of camera markets and promises a much thinner module solution, as well as better low light performance, which will help to make phones and tablets even thinner, more advanced and able to offer the user a host of post capture editing functions that are difficult or impossible with current camera technology," said the new CEO Chris Pickett.