Alain holds a M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. from EPFL. He is currently VP, Integrated and Wireless Systems, at CSEM, Neuchâtel. His unit is specialized in the design of high-performance, complex embedded systems, with a strong emphasis on ultra-low-power and covering applications such as medical & wellness, remote sensing, image capture and processing, and wireless communication systems in general. Previously, he co-founded several start-ups, including two in California where he lived 13 years. In particular, he was VP of Engineering at Xceive Corp., a company which delivered the first silicon tuner massively adopted by mainstream TV sets manufacturers. He was responsible of teams based in US, Switzerland and Asia, with responsibilities including system architecture, circuit design, signal processing and embedded software, with strong involvements in quality, test and customer support.