About Us

Management Team

Ruud van der Linden


Ruud is a 25 year veteran in the semiconductor Industry and has a master degree in Science. Ruud was previously CEO, Chief Marketing Officer and Board member of the Irish company Redmere and Senior VP for Philips Semiconductors where he was responsible for the Display Solutions Business Unit worldwide.

Holger Hoeltke

Founder and CIO

Holger brings in more than 20 years experience in fiber optics, high-speed PHY layer ICs, and RF. He wrote several patents on ultra-low power circuit IC technologies and novel optical interface architectures. Prior to founding Silicon Line, Holger was with Profile Optical Systems, Xignal, Siemens and Infineon.

Martin Groepl

Founder and CTO

Martin has 20 years of experience working in the field of RF, wireline and optical communication systems and holds several patents on ultra-low power circuit design and innovative IC circuit architectures. He is the inventor of the world's lowest power consuming chipset for optical data communication.

Katrin Gravier


Katrin has more than 15 years of experience in Finance gained in different international companies such as KPMG Audit, Freescale Semiconductors, Renewable Energy Corporation and Nokia Networks. Katrin holds a german and french diploma in International Business Administrations.

Shriram Kulkarni


More than 20 years of experience in Semiconductor and Disk Drive industries. Managed large scale Wafers Fab Operations, at Globalfoundries.