Card Guard AG (Card Guard) has promoted Yair Tal to the position of vice president research and development (R&D). Since July 2008 Yair Tal had served as vice president R&D at Card Guard Scientific Sur-vival in Israel where he has been instrumental in assessing the group’s R&D activi-ties as well as defining and implementing a more concise R&D strategy focussing on the group’s core needs.

Tal has over 15 years of multidisciplinary experi-ence in the design and management of R&D projects and is an expert in hardware, software and very-large-scale systems integration.

Tal He has a proven and solid track record in efficiently managing R&D budgets and multinational design teams delivering high performance and high quality silicon and embedded products. Prior to joining Card Guard Tal held senior positions at Resolute Networks, Gilat Satellite Networks and LSI.

At Resolute Networks Yair Tal served as vice president R&D. At Gilat Satellite Systems worked as a Design Manager. Gilat is headquartered in Israel and is designing, developing and marketing innovative satellite and hybrid networking products, services and solutions to opera-tors in 85 countries. LSI, where Yair Tal held the position of design lead, is located in Milpitas, California. The company manufactures semiconductors, storage and networking solutions. Tal holds an MBA from the Technion, Haifa and a B.Sc.EE from Tel Aviv University.

“Yair Tal has a lot of experience and competence in the domain of very-large-scale integration work. He will ensure that we can keep and enhance our technological leadership in medical moni-toring devices and their integration into new healthcare platforms,” stated Yacov Geva, chairman and chief executive officer of Card Guard Tal added: “I am excited to be part of the team which will en-hance Card Guard’s leading position at the forefront of innovation.”