Management Team

Dr. Markus Pistauer,

Dr. Markus Pistauer is founder and CEO of CISC Semiconductor GmbH, President of CISC Semiconductor Corp and CEO and founder of COYERO located in Austria and the U.S.A. He is also a steering board member of the ARTEMIS Industry Association.  Markus Pistauer holds a Master degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (1991) and a Ph.D. degree in Electronic and Control Engineering (1995), both from Graz University of Technology, Austria. Markus Pistauer has more than 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. In the 90s he was serving different roles like Assistant Professor at the Department of Electronics at Graz University of Technology, Research and Design Application Engineer at Siemens Semiconductor Division and senior lecturer for Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences.

More than 30 years
of experience

He has founded CISC Semiconductor in 1999 where he acted as CEO and in 2012 CISC Semiconductor Corp. in Mountain View, CA, USA. Since 2016 he is founder of COYERO, Inc. in Palo Alto (CA), U.S.A. and since 2019 CEO of COYERO GmbH in Austria. As technical expert he has acted since 2006 as evaluator and reviewer for former FP7 and now H2020 projects. He gathered significant experience within a couple of national and international collaborative research projects over the past 30 years. He is author and co-author of more than 70 papers published and holds several patents.

Manfred Jantscher

Vice President

Ulrike Schäffer

Vice President

Vojtech Derbek

Vice President

Benedikt Weigand

BU Manager
Wireless Identification

Christian Lederer

Vice President
Embedded Systems


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