Prophesee Names Industry Veteran Etienne Knauer to Lead Industrial and Emerging Markets Business Unit
PARIS – January 5, 2024 – Prophesee, the inventor of the world’s most advanced neuromorphic vision systems, today announced that Etienne Knauer will lead the company’s business unit focused on industrial and emerging markets. Knauer is a seasoned industry professional with extensive expertise in overseeing Sales, Marketing, Business development initiatives across various sectors, including consumer electronics, security and automotive markets. He has successfully established strategic partnerships with key players in the industry and played a pivotal role in nurturing technology-driven businesses from inception to achieving multi-million-dollar sales revenues. In the past year, Knauer has been working as a consultant to Prophesee, advising the company on several strategic projects.
The industrial market has been a core foundational business for Prophesee, with a wide range of successful commercial adoptions of its Event-based Metavision® solutions by machine vision suppliers and users in factory automation, logistics, packaging, inspection, medical and scientific research, and other areas. The recent launch of its GenX320 sensor and accompanying software and development tools opens up new opportunities in Consumer Electronics, IoT, AV/VR, security and automotive markets thanks to its advantages in size, power and dynamic range.
“Etienne brings strong market sector knowledge and a keen understanding of the value Prophesee can deliver to both our core industrial customer base as well as other dynamic sectors that can leverage the strength of our AI-enabled vision solutions. We’re excited to have him on board and focused on these growth opportunities to expand Prophesee into new areas,” said Luca Verre, co-founder and CEO of Prophesee.
Before joining, Knauer served as the Chief Business Officer at DXOMARK, where he led initiatives in business development, forged strategic partnerships, and led marketing and communications efforts. His focus was on cultivating and expanding relationships with global technology leaders in high-tech industries. Prior to that, he served as SVP Sales and Marketing at DxO Labs, concentrating on licensing imaging IP to the mobile industry. His journey includes diverse experiences as project director in computer vision and medical imaging. Knauer holds a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics, from INSA Rouen.
Prophesee is the inventor of the world’s most advanced neuromorphic vision systems.
The company developed a breakthrough Event-Based Vision approach to computer vision. This new vision category allows for significant reductions of power, latency and data processing requirements to reveal what was invisible to traditional frame-based sensors until now. Prophesee’s patented Metavision® sensors and AI algorithms mimic how the human eye and brain work to dramatically improve efficiency in areas such as industrial automation, mobile, IoT, and AR/VR.
Prophesee is based in Paris, with local offices in Grenoble, Shanghai, Tokyo and Silicon Valley. The company is driven by a team of more than 100 visionary engineers, holds more than 50 international patents and is backed by leading international equity and corporate investors including 360 Capital Partners, European Investment Bank, iBionext, Intel Capital, Prosperity7 Ventures, Robert Bosch Venture Capital, Sinovation, Supernova Invest, Will Semiconductor, Xiaomi.
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