About us

One Silicon Chip Photonics (OSCP) is a fabless Canadian-based integrated optics sensor company providing inertial navigation sensors for autonomous vehicles.

We design, develop, and produce innovative integrated optical motion sensors (accelerometers, gyroscopes, vibrometers) for different applications (Consumer, Automotive, Industry, Aerospace, Energy, Military, etc.).

As an Advanced Driving Assistance System (ADAS) company, our business model is to leverage recent rapid advancements in Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) technology to produce the most compact, reliable, low cost, low power, and high performance (low bias drift) optical motion sensors for demanding applications including autonomous vehicle and drone navigation.

With our patented integration technology, OSCP provides the most compact, reliable, low cost, low power, and high performance (low bias drift) optical motion sensors for demanding applications.

Our technology shall enable the cost-effective implementation of autonomous vehicles and remove barriers to adoption of industrial drones and robots.

We are always looking for talented people to join our team.


Team

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Kazem Zandi

Founder and CEO


Kazem Zandi has been the founder and CEO of OSCP since the company was founded. As an entrepreneur, he has led business development, strategic partnerships and funding activities while maturing the technology and putting together the core team. Prior to OSCP he worked at C2MI as a senior process engineer for 3 years and at Defence R&D Canada as a senior optoelectronics devices engineer for two years.

He holds a Ph.D. degree in Engineering Physics in the field of Micro-Photonics from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal university, where his research focus was on the development of Integrated-Optics based Inertial Sensors (Accelerometers and Gyroscopes). He also holds a Master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in Applied Physics in the field of Photonics.

Holding 9 patents, he has over 20 years of industrial experience in Lasers, Photonics, Optoelectronics and MEMS devices, with hands-on experience in MEMS and microsystems.

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George Taylor

Vice President of Sales and Business Development


George Taylor is Vice President of Sales and Business Development at OSCP, previously having worked with ON Semiconductor, Samsung, Microsemi, and Microchip Technology among others.

With a technical background in Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University, he has held Business Development roles for over 20 years, most recently with Spark Microsystems of Montreal, Canada. While at Spark, he structured several strategic deals with some of the largest S&P500 companies to enable seed, series A, and series B funding rounds.

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Richard Williston

Director of Operations


Richard Williston is the Director of Operations for OSCP, with 30+ years of experience with start-ups in microsystems, compound semiconductors, MEMS and advanced materials, and has extensive manufacturing and test experience in Ring Laser Gyroscope (RLG) production.

He has held Director Level positions with Nemsor Technology (CTO), Advanced Diamond Technologies, Microbridge Technologies, BigBangwidth, Crystalline Manufacturing Ltd., as well as senior process development roles with Nortel Networks, Com Dev International, Delphax Systems and Litton Systems. He has led business development activities for Bluewater Technology Access Centre and in North America for INEX Microsystems (UK). He has held board positions with Edmonton Council for Advanced Technology, Groupe NanoXplore and Tech-Access Canada.

He holds an MSc degree in Materials Engineering from the University of Western Ontario studying RIE kinetics and a BSc in Applied Physics from the University of Waterloo in solid-state physics.

Ziad Shukri

Ziad Shukri

Director of Engineering


Ziad Shukri is the Director of Engineering at OSCP, bringing more than 25+ years of extensive experience in semiconductor devices development and commercialization scale up. He has brought to market multiple products from conception to high volume production.

Working for 9 years at Teledyne DALSA, Ziad was responsible for new product introduction of custom CCD image sensors for high-speed imaging for aerospace and industrial applications, with the focus on foundry process integration, yield, and reliability. While there, he also managed automotive MEMS pressure sensors and accelerometers foundry product introduction and product yield. Earlier in his career, Ziad was fab manager at Group VI Semiconductor, and manufacturing manager at Redlen Technologies and Anrad corporation (now Analogic). He also consulted for 5NPlus and Hologic.

Ziad holds a Masters and a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering (in the field of Materials and Devices) both from McGill University.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Kazem Zandi

Founder and CEO


Kazem Zandi has been the founder and CEO of OSCP since the company was founded. As an entrepreneur, he has led business development, strategic partnerships and funding activities while maturing the technology and putting together the core team. Prior to OSCP he worked at C2MI as a senior process engineer for 3 years and at Defence R&D Canada as a senior optoelectronics devices engineer for two years.

He holds a Ph.D. degree in Engineering Physics in the field of Micro-Photonics from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal university, where his research focus was on the development of Integrated-Optics based Inertial Sensors (Accelerometers and Gyroscopes). He also holds a Master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in Applied Physics in the field of Photonics.

Holding 9 patents, he has over 20 years of industrial experience in Lasers, Photonics, Optoelectronics and MEMS devices, with hands-on experience in MEMS and microsystems.

Cornel Chiriac

Cornel Chiriac

Board Member


Cornel is the founding partner of 2050 Capital and focuses on the UK/EU market. Among other deals, Cornel led the seed investment rounds in Hadean (distributed HPC), AMFG (digital factory software), Vaticle (knowledge graph type db and query language), and Origin Sciences (DNA sequencing cancer diagnostics). Cornel serves on several boards and advisory committees.

Complementary to 2050 Capital, Cornel heads the Chicago Booth Angels London chapter, was instrumental to scaling the investment group globally, and is involved with various University of Chicago venture initiatives.

In his earlier career Cornel built and scaled two ventures in the USA to multi-million exits, was a strategy and deal consultant with L.E.K. in London, and a corporate VC with the World Gold Council. Cornel also worked on energy transition engagements with Fieldstone Capital. Prior to settling in London, Cornel lived and worked in the USA for over a decade and in China & South-East Asia for four years.
Cornel holds a MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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Fabio Gambacorta

Board member


Mr. Gambacorta joined the OSCP Board of Directors in October 2023. Mr. Gambacorta currently serves as the General Manager for Cognyte Software (CGNT-NASDAQ) a publicly traded data analytics company. Mr. Gambacorta also served on the Board of Directors of Leddartech an automotive ADAS and AD software company. He also was Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Immervision, as well as Vice President of Sales, Business Development and Support for Octasic from 2001 to 2021. He also held several leadership positions at NMS Communications (NMSS-NASDAQ), including as Director of Business Development. He holds a B. degree in Electrical Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique (University of Montreal) and a Master of Business Administration degree from Cornell University.