JACK HARDING, Co-founder, president and CEO of e-Silicon, a leading supplier of custom integrated circuits for the world’s leading electronics inaugurates the Venture Lab Speaker Series at IE Business School providing an entrepreneur’s perspective on the ecosystem and intangibles necessary for success.
Jack Harding is the co-founder, president and CEO of eSilicon, a leading supplier of custom integrated circuits for the world’s leading electronics companies. eSilicon was recently ranked #3 by Inc. Magazine in the renowned annual ranking of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in America. eSilicon develops chips for a wide variety of markets and applications, including high-volume MP3 players, home gateways, complex storage networks, digital cameras and high-speed communications devices. Prior to eSilicon, Harding served as president and CEO of Cadence Design Systems, the world’s largest electronic design software companies.
Jack Harding was a finalist for the 2006 Executive of the Year Ace Award in the electronics industry. He was a 2004 finalist for Silicon Valley Entrepreneur of the Year. He also has served as a director of many technology firms and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of RF Microdevices (RFMD). In 2007 Harding was elected to a three year term to the Board of Directors of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA). Harding is a frequent speaker on the subjects of technological change, entrepreneurship and its impact on regional economic development.
He has been a guest speaker for the Lothian European Lecture Series at the University of Edinburgh, Stanford University’s Silicon Valley Networking Project, an Indiana University/SPEA Bonser Distinguished Lecturer and a keynote speaker for Max Planck Institute symposia on entrepreneurship. Harding is a member of the Washington D.C. based Counsel on Competitiveness, a bipartisan organization of chief executives from industry and academia dedicated to the global advancement of U.S. competitiveness, where he has served as a member of the Counsel’s Executive Committee. Harding holds a B.A. in Economics and Chemistry from Drew University, where he has served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees.