GEORGE YOUNG is currently engaged in the development of Eisergy Ltd, an early-stage business focused on innovations relevant to electronic and magnetic aspects of power conversion. Prior to establishing Eisergy in 2012, he managed the engineering activities at Texas Instruments (Cork). This followed the acquisition in 2008 by Texas Instruments of Commergy Ltd, a business he founded in 1998. His earlier career alternated between business and technical activities, including a number of years with DCC plc in venture capital and corporate finance activities, and with Telectron Limited – later AT&T – in telecommunications equipment design. George holds BE, PhD and MBA degrees from University College Dublin. He holds 9 US patents and is the author of two books on technical/business topics.