Dr John Read
Dr John Read is an experienced manager with a record of developing profitable high-tech semiconductor businesses. In the late 1990s he was a director of GEC Plessey Semiconductors and joint president of GPS Inc. In California.
Since then he has been involved with a number of fabless startups: he was a director of Alphamosaic Limited (which was sold to Broadcom Europe Limited), and served on the board of Anadigm Limited from 2000 to 2003.
He is an active mentor for the Cambridge Entrepreneurship Centre and for SETSquared in Surrey. Other positions held include technical director of Texas Instruments in the UK, technical director at STC Telecommunications, and director of engineering at Honeywell’s Solid State Electronics in Minnesota. Dr Read is a director of the semiconductor company Si-Light Technologies Limited and a director of Iceni Advisory Limited.
He became a Director of Cyan in November 2005 and was appointed Chairman in October 2007, however stepped down from this role at the Company’s AGM in 2012 and is now a non-executive director.