Dr. Christopher Jones
Dr. Christopher Jones co-founded Chilicon Power in 2010 to provide the market with high efficiency low cost inverter solutions combined with a lean business structure. Chilicon Power inverters are steeped in advanced signal processing and communications techniques. Years of experience developing solutions for NASA’s deep space network as well as broadband communications devices for Broadcom have been applied to the extensive and unique design challenges of grid interactive microinverters. Prior to co-founding Chilicon Power, Chris received BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from UCLA in 1995, 1996, and 2003. From 1997 to 2002 he worked with Broadcom Corporation in the area of VLSI architectures for communications systems and is a co-inventor on fundamental cable modem patents. In Jan. 2004 he joined the Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he co-authored the international CCSDS standard for deep space coded communications. Dr. Jones has authored 40 refereed publications and is an inventor on 30 issued patents.
Alexandre Kral co-founded Chilicon Power with the vision to revolutionize the energy industry and bring about a better life for everyone. He has been deeply involved in all aspects of the product and business development at Chilicon. Alexandre Kral is a serial entrepreneur who has been involved with the semiconductor and software industries. He was instrumental in bringing new RF CMOS circuit techniques to Broadcom where his designs were incorporated in very successful satellite receiver and cable modem chips. Alex then started SiliconFocus, a single-chip GPS company with a couple of colleagues from Broadcom. He then joined Axiom Micro-devices as one of the main engineers behind the world’s first CMOS power amplifier for cellphones. Alex also was cofounder and CEO of Javaground, a leading middleware vendor in the mobile gaming industry. As a teenager, he also made a hit video game that he sold to a French company in 1988. Alex Kral is an inventor on several patents. He holds an MBA degree from the UCLA Anderson School of Management as well as two Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering from UCLA and from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles.