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About Us

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

CEO & Chairman of the Board

Vincent MARKUS

Vincent has more than 15 years of experience in tech industries: 12 years in Thales as BU Manager, 3 years in Airbus as SVP Performance Management. Since, 15 years, Vincent was involved in various companies’ governance and funding.

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Managing Director & CTO

Yoan DUPRET

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).

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Our Board

Henri PROGLIO

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

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

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

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

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.

Our Partners

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Andes Technology Corporation is a world class creator of innovative high-performance/low-power 32/64-bit processor cores and associated development environment to serve the rapidly growing global embedded system applications. The company delivers superior low power CPU cores, including the comprehensive RISC-V V5 family of processor cores, with integrated development environment and associated software/hardware solutions for efficient SoC design. Up to the end of 2018, the cumulative volume of Andes-Embedded™ SoCs has reached 3.5 billion with 2018 alone contributing over 1 billion. Andes Technology's comprehensive CPU line includes entry-level, mid-range, high-end, extensible and security families.

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Codasip focuses on on-chip processor solutions for system on chip (SoC) designers. The offering includes the Codasip Studio processor design environment, the family of Codasip RISC-V embedded and application processor cores, and the SweRV Core™ Support Package for supporting open source RISC-V cores designed by Western Digital. Codasip solutions are based on open standards including the RISC-V open ISA, LLVM and UVM to ensure compatibility and longevity.

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Trusted Semiconductor Solutions provides integrated circuit, FPGA, printed circuit board, and IC package design and manufacturing services with expertise in delivering high-reliability semiconductors and electronic assemblies. We leverage the best commercial technology and manufacturing capabilities to create electronic products for use in military/defense, space, avionics, and industrial applications. Our expertise enables solutions for next generation systems as well as sustainment of mission critical systems.

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SEMIFIVE is the pioneer of platform based SoC design, working with customers to implement innovative ideas into custom silicon in the most efficient way. Our SoC platforms offer a powerful springboard for new chip designs and leverage configurable domain-specific architectures and pre-validated key IP pools. We offer comprehensive spec-to-system capabilities with end-to-end solutions so that custom SoCs can be realized faster, with reduced cost and risks for key applications such as data center or AI-enabled IoT. With a strong partnership with Samsung Foundry as a leading SAFETM DSP partner, as well as the larger ecosystem, SEMIFIVE provides a one-stop shop solution for any SoC design needs.

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