• Founded in 1989 to provide advanced reverse engineering services to companies seeking to grow the potential of their intellectual property

    Headquartered in Ottawa Canada with over 250 employees and offices around the world

    Provide solutions to over 200 global technology, semiconductor, and electronics companies

    Five in-house state-of-the-art teardown laboratories with advanced tools and equipment for in-depth, world-class analysis

    For over a quarter-of-a-century, TechInsights has been a strategic patent and technology partner to the World’s most innovative companies, enabling Intellectual Property (IP), technology, and product development teams to make the best, fact-based IP and technology investment decisions.

    In 2017, Chipworks merged with TechInsights to create a global leader in patent services and technology intelligence for advanced technology.

    Our combined company gives us reverse engineering capabilities that set the standard for in-depth patent and technical analysis; and the largest database of archived technology intelligence in the World.

    TechInsights now provides a range of specialized services and products through two integrated divisions: TechInsights IP Services and Technology Intelligence.

    IP Solutions

    Insightful, Customized Solutions that Demonstrate the Value of a Patent Portfolio for Technology-enabled Products

    Our IP Services have an unmatched track record for proving patent value, matching patents to products and delivering solid evidence of use in advance technology markets. TechInsights IP clients include 37 of the top 50 U.S. patent holders. These clients profit in significant ways including: knowing if and how their patented inventions are being used, understanding the content and potential of their patent portfolios, respond to competitor strategies, improve earnings from patent licensing, building stronger patent portfolios, and generating income from strategic patent divestment.

    Technology Intelligence

    The Most Accurate Analysis of High Volume, High Technology Consumer Devices in the World

    Our Technology Intelligence division proactively analyzes the broadest range of electronics and semiconductor devices. With the unique ability to analyze from the system to atomic level, our Technical Analysts discover the innovation others can’t inside the broadest range of electronics and semiconductor devices in the World.

    Our technical insights are provided through specialized services and cost-effective subscription products that enable technical and product development teams to de-risk their product strategies, get-to-market faster with best-in-class designs and process technologies; make better product and pricing decisions, and win more competitive bids.

    Over 200 global leaders in semiconductors, electronics and software trust our insights to drive their technology innovation and decision making.

    We do more teardowns and proactive analysis on the broadest range of high volume electronic products than any other company in the world. Our analysis includes smart phones, wearable technologies, IoT, medical, and other remarkable electronic products. We analyze 100s of electronic devices and tens of thousands of components to reveal what’s going on in an industry sector.

    We maintain an active technical blog and are often the first to tear down, analyze, and report new product releases.

    Our Leadership Team

    John Day, Chief Executive Officer – creating an empowered and accountable organization

    With a background in finance, John provides the leadership required to ensure TechInsights is a profitable organization driven by a sound strategy and an empowered work environment. He brings to TechInsights experience with business media, business intelligence, and business data for organizations in Europe, Asia, and North America. Prior to joining TechInsights, John led the JOC Group, serving the international shipping community, and now a successful division of IHS Inc.. He also led RISI Inc. the provider of market intelligence to the global forest products industry.

    Andy Millen, Chief Financial Officer – driving organizational efficiency, agility, control

    Andy is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 25 years of experience in the high technology sector. He brings a rounded perspective to his role as CFO having led finance teams in both private and publicly-held companies. A champion for performance management and continuous process improvement, Andy also brings risk management and compliance experience.

    Mike McLean, Senior Vice President, Intellectual Property Services – fact-based IP decisions

    Mike is a recognized leader in the Intellectual Property and Patent Strategy market. He is respected and sought after for his ability to assess complex situations and apply technical intelligence to ensure fact-based IP decisions related to patent licensing, patent portfolio management, and IP monetization. He works closely with the technology practices of major law firms, the in-house corporate counsel teams of key technology companies, and external licensing agencies where he helps develop, support, and execute high-return patent strategies.

    Ian MacLean, Vice President, Intellectual Property Services – helping clients leverage IP assets

    Ian provides strategic direction and leadership to a team of specialized engineers, analysts and customer service professionals dedicated to providing Intellectual Property (IP) Groups and Law Firms with the ability to get value from their patent portfolios. Prior to his current role, Ian was VP of Patent Intelligence Services for Chipworks. A veteran of the technology sector, Ian’s career spans over 20 years. He has enjoyed senior sales, marketing and business development roles for at leading technology companies. Ian holds a BA from the University of Western Ontario.

    John Kumhyr, Senior Vice President, Global Sales – growing TechInsights globally

    A seasoned technology executive, John is responsible for developing plans and strategies that position TechInsights as the dominant global player in patent services and technology intelligence. John has international business experience in a career that spans almost 30 years including working in Asia and Europe. He has held senior leadership positions for several of the world’s leading semiconductor and technology firms including Siemens, Infineon, and AMCC. John holds a joint honours degree in Electrical Engineering and Commerce from McMaster University.

    Julia Elvidge, Senior Vice-President, Technology Intelligence – making Technology Intelligence available and valuable

    A technology enthusiast and innovation driver, Julia leads the Technology Intelligence division which underpins TechInsights proven ability to find the innovation others can’t in advance technology products, and is developing new approaches, launching new service offerings, to provide the market access to TechInsights trove of Technology Intelligence. Julia was formerly President of Chipworks, now combined with and into TechInsights, where she played a central role in building a leader in patent and competitive technical intelligence for the world’s largest semiconductor and electronics companies.

    Jason Abt, Vice President, Operations – technology expertise

    Jason’s background includes experience in the semiconductor and electronics industry. Prior to his current position, Jason held several technical and business roles, including the analysis of electronic systems and semiconductor devices. Jason’s experience spans numerous technologies including wireless connectivity, data storage, and advanced logic processes. He has also led the development of advanced tools and the processes used to analyze them. Jason has a Bachelor's of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from Queen's University.

    Jennifer Rantz, Vice President, Human Resources – developing a world-class, high performing workforce

    Jennifer is responsible for all aspects of the Company’s global human resources (HR) function, including recruitment and selection of talent, rewards and recognition, organizational design, and learning and development. She is passionate about employee engagement and leading the company’s efforts to attract, develop and retain exceptional talent. Jennifer moves into the position of VP of HR for TechInsights having long served in this capacity at Chipworks where she was instrumental in building an open, value-based culture that helped fuel continuous innovation and attracting the best engineering expertise. Jennifer earned her B.Sc. in Economics from Trent University and is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL).

  • Careers at TechInsights

    If you thrive on team work, continuous learning and innovation, and crave a collaborative work environment - then there's no better place than Chipworks to build a rewarding career.

    Take a minute to browse our career page. Whether you see a current job posted or not, if you're excited about what you see and think we can help you channel your considerable talents into a brilliant career, we want to talk to you.