Laurent Roux, PhD: Chairman Laurent Roux is the manager of IBS and founded the company in 1987. He is also one of the founding manager of SILIOS Technologies, specializing in optical components. He is also member of multiple associations active in developing the local microelectronics industry, such as ARCSIS (President for 8 years), UIMM Provence, â€¦ Prior to creating IBS, Laurent Roux spent 3 years at the head of the Research Dept. of the Regional Council of PACA (Provence Alpes CÃ´te dâ€™Azur Region). He began his career at Eurotechnique-Thomson (became ST Microelectronics) after receiving his PhD in Physics (optical and electrical properties of titanium nitride) from the University of Marseille, Luminy. Laurent Roux is the author of more than 50 international publications and holds 10 patents in the solid physics, optical, solar energy and ion implantation applications domains.