Menta is a privately held company that delivers 100% third party standard-cells embedded FPGA IPs for SoC, ASIC or ASSP designs. Our technology lets users effortlessly update silicon post-production, whether to fix a bug, implement customer-specific features, adapt to evolving standards, or enhance security. Menta IPs are delivered with the Origami toolchain to generate the bitstream from RTL, including synthesis. Menta is backed by FJV Investissements, with an investment of more than $8.5M to date and the European Investment Bank.
Our Executive Team
Managing Director & CTO
Yoan has 17+ years of experience in the semiconductor industry. He held various technical and managerial positions at DelfMEMS, Samsung, CSR, Infineon and Altis Semiconductor. Yoan holds a PhD from Supelec (France) and an Engineering degree (MSEE) from ESEO (France).
Henri Proglio was CEO of Veolia Environnement from 2002 to 2012 and was then President of EDF from 2009 to 2014. Today, he is the head of his own consulting agency, and is a director of several French and foreign companies.
Laurent Collet-Billon is a weapons engineer who headed the DGA (the Directorate General of Armaments – the French agency for the development and purchase of weaponry) from 2008 to 2017. He graduated from ISAE – Supaéro (the Higher Institute of Aeronautics and Space) and holds the Legion of Honour with the rank of Grand Officer. His whole career has involved issues concerning national defence, developing programmes involving weaponry and its technology.
Philippe Delmas is a consultant in industrial strategy. He is a former vice-president of the Airbus Group and director of strategy for Matra Hautes Technologies (Astrium). He graduated from ENSAE and ENA and today heads up the PhD Associates consultancy. He has written numerous works dealing with defence and technology, notably Un pouvoir implacable et doux: La Tech ou l’efficacité pour seule valeur (Fayard, 2019).
Gilbert Saada joined Eurazeo in 1999 as Director for Development of Investment Activity. He was a member of its directorate from 2002 to 2010. He was in charge of several important operations in the fields of tech and telecommunications (Eutelsat, Oberthur Technologies). He graduated from HEC with a masters in international finance and has sat on the boards of several large companies (Ipsos, EuropCar, Elis, Cegid, Rexel). He currently sits on the Board of Directors of OL anf is the director & co-founder of Lift Value.
Christian Streiff has had a long experience in industry. He spent most of his working life with Saint-Gobain before becoming Executive President of Airbus, then President of the Directorate of PSA Peugeot Citroën from 2007 to 2009. He has been a director of several large groups (ThyssenKrupp, Safran, Continental, Crédit Agricole) and, today, is a private investor in several start-ups.
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