INCEP Technologies – San Diego’s Newest Venture Capital Funded Start-up

INCEP Technologies, a new venture capital backed company focused on addressing significant issues associated with high-performance semiconductor devices, was launched in late 1999. INCEP designs, develops, licenses, and markets proprietary technology referred to as INter-Circuit Encapsulated Packaging (INCEP™). INCEP applies innovative circuit packaging, device interconnection, and assembly processes resulting in chip and circuit board level packaging to enable the power of silicon.

INCEP has patents pending on technologies addressing issues in the areas of thermal dissipation (ThermaCEP™ ), power distribution (PowerCEP™), and electromagnetic interference (EMCEP™ ). Combining these technologies in an integrated approach allows electronic designers to relax design constraints in thermal, power, and EMI, while providing associated benefits including improved signal integrity, increased interconnect densities, reduced levels of circuit board real estate, improved manufacturability, and improved product reliability.

INCEP’s management team includes: Gary G. Godwin, President; James J. Hjerpe, Vice President of Marketing and Sales; Douglas E. Hundley, Vice President of Engineering; J. (Ted) DiBene II, Chief Technical Officer; and David H. Hartke, Senior Staff Scientist.

Board Directors and Technical Advisors for INCEP include Jack E. Shemer, co-founder and Chairman; Arthur J. Collmeyer, investor and INCEP Board member; Robert V. Adams, investor and INCEP Board member; Keith Muller, Chief Technology Officer for Massively Parallel Processing Systems at NCR Corporation and a member of INCEP’s advisory council; and James L. Drewniak, Faculty in Electronic Engineering at University Missouri-Rolla and a member of INCEP’s Technical Advisory Council.

Jim Kaskade

Jim Kaskade is a serial entrepreneur & enterprise software executive of over 36 years. He is the CEO of Conversica, a leader in Augmented Workforce solutions that help clients attract, acquire, and grow end-customers. He most recently successfully exited a PE-backed SaaS company, Janrain, in the digital identity security space. Prior to identity, he led a digital application business of over 7,000 people ($1B). Prior to that he led a big data & analytics business of over 1,000 ($250M). He was the CEO of a Big Data Cloud company ($50M); was an EIR at PARC (the Bell Labs of Silicon Valley) which resulted in a spinout of an AML AI company; led two separate private cloud software startups; founded of one of the most advanced digital video SaaS companies delivering online and wireless solutions to over 10,000 enterprises; and was involved with three semiconductor startups (two of which he founded, one of which he sold). He started his career engineering massively parallel processing datacenter applications. Jim has an Electrical and Computer Science Engineering degree from University of California, Santa Barbara, with an emphasis in semiconductor design and computer science; and an MBA from the University of San Diego with an emphasis in entrepreneurship and finance.