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John Hall

John Hall



John has almost 30 years of executive management, sales & marketing and corporate development experience in the semiconductor and broadcast media sectors.


In July 2009, John co-founded Duet Partners Ltd, determined to bring a new class of investment and advisory support to SME technology businesses. Prior to Duet, John was CEO of leading Digital Radio company RadioScape plc for 7 years, culminating in the trade sale of the business in mid 2009.


John was formerly European VP of MIPS Technologies Inc., a US semiconductor IP company where he established the European business from scratch. Within 2 years this business signed long term, multi-million $ licensing deals with virtually every major semiconductor company in Europe.

Before that John was VP and General Manager of the Deep Submicron Business Unit of Cadence Design Systems, one of the major divisions of the world’s largest design automation software company, based in Silicon Valley. John guided this division through a period of restructuring and expansion, growing revenues 100% to over $250M and managing a worldwide team of 350 staff. In his 8 years at Cadence John held several executive positions in international sales and was instrumental in setting up the company’s global design services business.

With a skill set that ranges from technical understanding, through business strategy to investor relations, John has experience in a variety of technology sectors including semiconductors, EDA, semiconductor IP, broadcast media infrastructure and digital consumer electronics.

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