Mike Noonen
CEO Swave Photonics

Mike Noonen is CEO of Swave Photonics and has 30 years of experience leading technology businesses resulting in two IPOs and multiple acquisitions. Most recently he was the CEO of MixComm acquired by Sivers Semiconductor in early 2022.Noonen was the Chairman and co-founder of Silicon Catalyst, the World’s 1st semiconductor incubator and EE Times 2015 Start-up of the Year. He has advised and led turnarounds at numerous innovative private and public companies such as Ambiq Micro, SiFive, Silego (acquired by Dialog Semiconductor), Mythic, Kilopass, Adapteva and Rambus. Previously, Noonen was:EVP, Global Products, Design, Sales, & Marketing at GlobalFoundriesEVP, Worldwide Sales & Marketing, at NXP SemiconductorsSVP, Global Sales & Marketing at National SemiconductorIn 2013 he was elected to the Global Semiconductor Alliance Board of Directors. He holds a BSEE from Colorado State University and in 2012 was named the College of Engineering Distinguished Alumni of the Year. Noonen holds multiple patents in the areas of Internet telephony and video communications.


Jun 1

02:05 PM - 03:20 PM


Start-Up Pitch Competition: Part 1

Gregory Tran | Trace 3D

Darya Sesitskaya | Shader

Mike Noonen | Swave Photonics

David Gratton | Strawberry Fields Interactive Inc.

Chris Rojas | Shader

Ohto Pentikäinen | Doublepoint

Gregory Castle | Anorak Ventures

Cory Heizenrader | EducationXR

Marco DeMiroz | The Venture Reality Fund

Maddie Callander | BoostVC

Alex Azzi | XR Workout

April Swando Hu | VRWorkout