William V. Oxford, Ph.D.
William received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science from
University of North Carolina in 1987. He spent the first 8 years of his professional life working
on multimedia technologies at Apple’s Cupertino CA headquarters, including advanced research
in AV-related DSP algorithms as well as digital and mixed-signal chip designs for the personal
computer market. Apple transferred Wil to Austin TX, where he worked on several projects,
including a stint at the Somerset joint Design Center in Austin, TX, where he was part of the
team that designed PowerPC CPUs for Apple and other customers. One or more of Wil’s chip
designs shipped in every Macintosh computer for over a dozen years.
After Apple, William joined a few of his ex-Apple colleagues at LifeSize Communications, where he
developed breakthrough High-Definition video and audio conferencing products. At LifeSize, he
was the primary designer of the LifeSize Phone; the world’s most advanced conference
telephony system. Wil led a team of audio engineers and manufacturing engineers to design
and ship this ground-breaking product in less than 18 months from the day that he joined the
company. After leaving LifeSize in 2007, Wil founded Rubicon Labs, Inc and spent the next
dozen years laying the technological foundations of a novel cybersecurity platform aimed at the
IoT market. His work resulted in both products as well as IEEE publications in the field of IoT
In 2017, William spun his current company, Anametric, Inc. out of Rubicon Labs. Anametric is a
fabless semiconductor company in the Quantum Photonics space with an initial market in the
Cybersecurity industry. Anametric has been the recipient of several multi-$M contracts with the
US Air Force for their patented Quantum Photonic-based chip designs. Wil is the holder of 45
issued US patents, several foreign patents and has filed many more that are still pending.
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