VALENS WINS THE NEW YORK AUTO SHOW’S FIRST  EMERGING TECH FASTPITCH COMPETITION

Micha Risling – SVP Marketing & Business Development / Head of the Auto Business Unit.
Valens, the world leader in HDBaseT technology, and top provider of semiconductor products for the distribution of ultra-high-definition multimedia content, won the 2017 New York Auto Show’s Emerg ing Tech Competition during the Show’s press preview week. Micha Risling, Senior Vice President for Marketing & Business Development and Head of the Automotive Business Unit presented his company’s technology to an all-star panel of judges to be  selected as the  New York International Auto Show’s Emerging Tech winner .
THE FASTPITCH JUDGES
  • Dawn Manley, Strategy, Business Development and Partnerships at Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center
  • Steve Girsky, Managing Partner, VectoIQ and former GM Board of Directors
  • Seval Oz, Former CEO of Continental Intelligent Transportation Systems, LLC
  • Dave Shepardson, correspondent, ThompsonReuters
  • I.P. Park Executive Vice President, Software Center, LG Electronics
Valens competed against six emerging mobility-related tech companies including Drive.ai, Otonomo, Romeo Power, Via and Witricity.   A panel of renowned judges selected Valens based on the companies adoption and  revenue potential, strength of vision, innovation and business model.
The company’s award-winning HDBaseT technology enables long-reach connectivity of devices over a single cable and is a global standard for advanced digital media distribution. HDBaseT technology is the only solution that can manage and handle the increasing amount of throughput and simultaneous applications required in the next generation of connected vehicles.  Valens is bringing its proven HDBaseT technology to the automotive industry to address the challenges with the accelerating amount of video and data streams required to operate a vehicle’s complex safety, infotainment, autonomous and future connected systems.

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