Eric Collins is the CEO and Chairman of Connected Holdings in Newport Beach, CA. The company has developed the Connected Intelligent Services Platform to consolidate low cost wireless sensor device development and manufacturing with low cost cellular services, cellular connectivity management, over the air device management, financial and billing system management, cloud based analytics processing, and WEB and smart phone consumer application development.
Before Connected, Collins co-founded and is the Chairman of Montage Systems, the leading supplier of IoT cellular devices in the world today. Previously, Collins directed Motorola Labs’ DigitalDNA Systems Architecture Laboratory, where he spearheaded the creation of Motorola’s first camera cell phone, early CMOS image sensors, and digital camera processor chips. As the founder of MediaWorks, acquired in 2006, he led the development of a configurable media processor SoC for the portable video and audio markets. As a systems architect at Graphics Communications America, Collins led the development of an MP3 audio player chip (acquired by Hitachi). Mr. Collins received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University.