Chief R&D Officer
Finkelstein joins AEye from Sense Photonics, where, as CTO, he defined the company’s technology direction and led its LiDAR development activities. He started his career at Intel, designing the early Pentium chips, and was in charge of semiconductor technologies at Mellanox Technologies. During his PhD, he invented the first generic-CMOS Single-Photon-Avalanche-Diodes (SPADs), which are widely used in LiDARs today, and first demonstrated arrays of these devices. Hod was Director of Technology Development at DNA sequencing giant Illumina, where he managed the development of on-chip CMOS DNA sequencers, and was later CTO at TruTag Technologies, where he conceptualized and developed award-winning handheld and battery-operated hyperspectral cameras.