Luc Bauer

Luc is currently a BoD observer of Crocus Technology and a member of its IP committee. He serves on the BoD of Seyonic a Swiss company. Previously, Luc served a BoD member or BoD observer of Natron Energy, Xtellus (acquired by Oclaro) and SBA materials and of other Swiss and US companies.

Over the last 30 years, Luc-Olivier accumulated extensive experience in building, developing and managing companies in high tech industries. He co-founded several companies including Eurosil, nCHIP, SVISION, Hana Microdisplay Technologies, and served in various executive positions as Chairman, Board Member, and General Manager. He was part of the executive team of Integrated Device Technology, which accelerated its growth after a successful IPO in the 80’s.

In 2016, Luc was inducted in the Computer History Museum Oral Histories Collection ( whose goal is to preserve the first hand recollection of computing pioneers from around the world in their own voice.  Luc’s recorded biography can be accessed with the following link:

In August 2020, Luc and E. Marshall Wilder published a book on the history of semiconductor process development: The Microchip Revolution, A Brief History:

Luc obtained his Master of Science in Physical Engineering from the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland (EPFL), and his MS and PhD in Engineering Science from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).