Paul Gallagher has been involved in image sensors and solutions his whole career, more than 30 years, working on sensors as diverse as nuclear missile navigation to the Barbie Cam. He has headed up the marketing and business development teams for OmniVision, Samsung SLSI CMOS Imaging Group, and Pelican Imaging. He has successfully created and led teams that are responsible for finding and winning new large volume markets for novel imaging technologies and applications, nearly tripling revenue in saturated markets (low$300m-nearly $900M) while increasing profitability.
While with Micron he created the Technical Marketing Team, defining and justifying many of the early Micron Image Sensors, including the first off the shelf automotive grade image sensors. He launched Micron into the Automotive, 2D BarCode, Security, 3D and Gesture Markets
He saw the potential for CMOS Imaging in the early 90’s and joined VLSI Vision (VVL), within a few months of their opening an office in the US. In addition to his work on the marketing and business development side of imaging he has been a SW algorithmist for scene understanding, Test Engineer, Applications Engineer, Product and Program Manager. He holds 5 patents, and has written over 25 papers for journals and magazines.