We are the semiconductor evolution

We are the semiconductor evolution



As a researcher, Daniel has been driving improvements in the energy efficiency and performance of chip technology for over ten years.

As an entrepreneur, inventor and manager of Black Semiconductor, he has set out to push the boundaries of the scaling strategy in the semiconductor industry.

Dr.-Ing. Daniel Schall

Founder and CEO

Together with his 10+ years of sales experience, Sebastian uniquely bundles the understanding of customers and business processes. With his background in software development and integration, we at Black Semiconductor are building the administration of the future, digital, fully integrated and intuitive for our employees to use.

Sebastian Schall

Founder and CFO

As a leading expert in nano-applications and materials engineering, Cedric is a key contributor to the innovation of graphene and graphene-related materials for functional applications.

He is one of the few global experts in 2D materials and their integration into 300 mm lines with more than 20 years of management experience at IMEC.

Dr. Cedric Huyghebaert


Advisory Board

Seasoned Executive with 30 years of Industry experience (INTEL) spanning logic and memory semiconductors. Drove business growth across client, server and storage market segments. Strong strategic leader that has defined and set the direction for business units. Extensive experience engaging with Customers. Built and led diverse teams that grew revenue through product differentiation, creating new businesses and new business models. Accomplished external speaker, and thought leader for the storage industry.

Bill Leszinske

Herbert is a founding partner at Vsquared Ventures. He was also part of the founding team of the predecessor fund Vito Ventures. Prior to working in the venture capital industry Herbert was a researcher with the LadHyX at École Polytechnique in Paris, the Large Graphs and Networks Group at UCL in Louvain-la-Neuve, and the Information-Oriented Control Group at TUM in Munich. He is trained in mechanical and aerospace engineering and an alumnus of the technology management program at the CDTM in Munich.

Herbert Mangesius

Uwe Horstmann is a General Partner and co-founded Project A in 2012. Before co-founding Project A, Uwe was active at Rocket Internet from the company’s founding in 2007, as one of the first staff members and a managing director. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Koblenz (Germany) and a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Stuttgart (Germany).

Uwe Horstmann

He has more than 20 years experience in the global photonics and optical communications industry. He was co-founder and CEO of u2t Photonics AG, a Berlin based technology spin-off of Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institut. In this role he was responsible for the active and passive side of international mergers and acquisitions and actively directed the company’s direction in the field of photonic integrated circuits. Now he is aiming to consult on photonics technologies using his extensive network in this global industry.

Andreas Umbach

Chairman Advisory Board

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