board of directors

Dr. Nick Kanopoulos
Dr. Nick Kanopoulos
President & CEO

Nick Kanopoulos has many years of experience in creating and managing large teams of development, mass production, and marketing of semiconductor products for the global market. Before founding Brite he was Managing Director for Channel Development in Europe / Africa / Middle East for the Solar Business Unit of Applied Materials. He was Director of the Multimedia & Communications (MMC) business division of Atmel Corp. managing product development groups based in the U.S., Greece, Sweden and China. He was founder and CEO of Data Communications Technologies, which was acquired by Atmel, Director of the Integrated Electronics Group at RTI International (one of the largest independent research centers in the U.S.) and for 10 years adjunct professor at Duke University in North Carolina. He has been a special advisor to the Minister of Macedonia & Thrace in Greece for matters of technology and to various semiconductor companies. He graduated in Electrical Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece and holds MS and Ph.D. degrees from Duke University. He has published one book and over 100 papers in journals and conference proceedings, has six patents (issued and pending) and is a member of several international trade and scientific organizations.

Mr. Nikitas Kalomiris
Mr. Nikitas Kalomiris
Business Consultant

Nikitas Kalomiris brought almost 40 years of Financial and Business management experience to Brite. He is an industry veteran in developing and running business divisions on a global scale. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a Master of Science degree in Finance from the Industrie and Handelskammer in Munich, Germany. Held several executive management positions with Siemens AG where he developed 30 years of expertise in finance and global business operations. From 2000 to 2012 he was at Applied Materials where he helped the company to improve market share and profitability while he optimized and streamlined sales and marketing business processes.

Tassos Markas Ph.D
Tassos Markas Ph.D
President and CEO 3DMedia

Dr. Tassos Markas has over 25 years of experience in the technology and semiconductor arenas. In 2009 he founded 3DMedia, which is developing leading - edge technologies to create, view, and distribute 3D content. Prior to 3DMedia, Tassos was Managing Director of Multimedia Products at Insilica, responsible for the development of integrated circuits, software, and systems for emerging multimedia markets. Before joining Insilica, Tassos served as Multimedia Director at Atmel, where he was responsible for all multimedia IC products including digital cameras, HDTVs, set-top boxes, and mobile phones. In 1995, he co-founded and directed the engineering division of Data Communications Technologies, a start-up company that was eventually sold to Atmel. Throughout his career, Tassos has been involved at all levels of the product cycle, including business development, marketing, sales, product development, research, and logistics. Tassos holds PhD and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Duke University in Durham, NC, as well as a BS degree in Physics from University of Athens in Athens, Greece.

Christos Georgopoulos Ph.D
Christos Georgopoulos Ph.D
Founder and CEO INACCESS

Dr. Georgopoulos is the chief executive officer and one of the co-founders of INACCESS. He develops company’s business strategy, manages business development and pursues partnerships with strategic technology vendors and key customers. He was previously working with Lucent Technologies in residential networks, multiprotocol gateways and gigabit switching. He participates in a number of associations and standardization bodies. Christos holds a diploma in Electrical & Computer Engineering and a PhD in Integrated Broadband Networks.

Antonis Giannopoulos Ph.D
Antonis Giannopoulos Ph.D
Lecturer University of Edinburgh

Dr. Antonis Giannopoulos is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Engineering, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh UK. He has a degree in Geology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a DPhil in Electronics from the University of York UK. His cross-discipline background spans the application of geophysical methods to engineering site investigation problems and non-destructive testing of infrastructure elements to computational electromagnetics and development of efficient numerical modeling processes for the finite-difference time-domain method. His main research effort is focused primarily on the development and applications of ground penetrating radar technologies. He has published over 80 papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He is the author of GprMax a full wave electromagnetic simulator for ground penetrating radar.