Silex Insight expands into North America with opening of Silicon Valley office

2 April, 2019

Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

New San Jose Office led by IP Licensing veteran brings Silex Insight to customer doorstep
Silex Insight, provider of Intellectual Property (IP), hardware/software for secure computing and custom OEM solutions for AV over IP/video IP codec, has announced the opening of their first US office in San Jose, California. The Belgium-based firm will leverage their dedicated presence in the heart of Silicon Valley to provide increased support to their growing list of US customers, while continuing to expand their commercial relationships throughout North America.

The San Jose office will be led by Janssen Liston, who joined the firm in November 2018 as Vice President of Sales and GM North America (Security Division). The Video division of Silex Insight will for the time being still be led by the HQ in Belgium. Ms. Liston is a 20-year veteran of Silicon Valley with proven success in IP licensing and security sales. Her experience includes management positions at semiconductor IP solution companies Silicon Image, Elliptic Technologies (acquired by Synopsys), Inapac Technology (acquired by Rambus), NeoMagic and FinalCode.

Silex Insight CEO, Michel Van Maercke, comments, “We are very excited about this investment and we are delighted to have Janssen join the team. We have been working with global clients, many of whom are based across the United States, for some years with huge success. Having strong leadership and a presence on the ground in North America will enable a higher-level of customer service and greater opportunities for our business to grow. Our 40+ engineers develop the most advanced hardware and software for securing the next-generation of computing devices and cloud-infrastructure, and Janssen will ensure we are aligned with customer and market requirements.”

“Silex Insight is known for product excellence and unwavering dedication to its customers. As the market for secure computing continues to grow, Silex is in a key position to help leading companies develop the most secure products,” said Liston. “I am honored to join the Silex Insight team and excited to bring my experience to this outstanding company as it enters the next cycle of its growth.”

As an IP licensing specialist, Liston excels at understanding customer needs, matching solutions to those needs, and creating lasting value. The results of her expertise can be seen worldwide, with security solutions built by former customers in North America, Japan, Korea, and Europe.

The security platforms and IP solutions from Silex Insight include flexible, high-performance crypto-engines such as Public-key accelerators, Random-number generators, and all varieties of AES algorithms. Silex Insight is the established market-leader for providing a hardware-based secure enclave, aka “Root of Trust”, through its eSecure family of products.

Silex Insight
Founded in 1991, Silex Insight is a recognized market-leading independent supplier of two offerings; one is Security IP solutions for embedded systems, while the other offering is custom OEM solutions for AV over IP and video IP codec. The security platforms and solutions from Silex Insight include flexible and high-performance crypto-engines which are easy to integrate and a eSecure IP module which provides a complete security solution for all platforms. For custom OEM solutions for AV over IP and video IP codec, Silex Insight provides high-end image and video compression solutions for distributing low latency, 4K HDR video over IP. Development and manufacturing take place at the headquarters in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium and in Ghent, Belgium. Local sales and support are handled by worldwide branch offices. For more information visit:

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