Our Corporate Story

Panthronics AG is Head Quartered in the semiconductor hub of Graz, Austria, and was founded in 2014. Since then, we have been working on the development of innovative products based on NFC technology, consisting of hardware and software and we are the only independent provider of this technology.

To date we have successfully launched multiple NFC ICs into the market. Our NFC products are used in Point of Sale terminals, wireless charging of wearables and in the field of Internet of Things (IoT). The innovative strength of our company, which has now grown to more than 60 employees, was also confirmed by winning the Austrian Innovation Award 2020/2021 as well as the CES 2022 Innovation Award.

With our fully qualified supply chain and in house operations Panthronics provides their customers with custom and standard silicon, software products and solutions.


Our Timeline

2014
Panthronics GmbH incorporated
2016
First prototype available, Panthronics becomes AG
Q1/2019
Series A funding secured
Q4/2019
PTX100R is launched and is the first reader IC to pass EMVCo 3.0
Q1/2020
PTX100W is launched
Q2/2020
Panthronics wins Austrian Innovation Award
Q3/2020
Strategic partnership with Renesas
Q4/2020
Panthronics books first 1M $ in revenue
Q1/2021
Panthronics CRM reaches over 100 active unique customers
Q2/2021
Panthronics reaches 4.5M $ in revenue
Q3/2021
Panthronics wins CES Innovation Award
Q4/2021
Panthronics ships 1M PoS products

Our Management Team

Jakob Jongsma CTO/Co-Founder

Jakob is a 30+ year veteran of the semiconductor industry who has led Concept Engineering and Innovation Engineering departments in multinational companies including Infineon Technologies and ams AG, working on topics such as RFID, remote keyless entry, Bluetooth, mobile phones, and hearing aids. His passion for innovative NFC technology led to the creation of Panthronics AG.

Jakob holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Twente University in the Netherlands.

Mark Dickson CMO

Mark joined the Panthronics AG Management Board as Chief Marketing Officer in July 2019, bringing with him over 20 years of semiconductor industry experience. During his career, Mark has held several senior management roles, such as Business Line Director at ams AG and Business Line Manager at ST Microelectronics in the Wireless and Security spaces.

Mark is a graduate from both Edinburgh Napier University, where he acquired a degree in Electronics, and the Open University Business School.

Bernd Gessner COO

Bernd is a semiconductor professional with 25+ years of experience in strategic operational management, sales and marketing, business development, resource allocation and optimization, as well as human resources management in multi-cultural global organizations. He has held senior management positions in companies like Siemens HL, Infineon Technologies, Elmos and ams AG.

Bernd holds a degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from the University of Graz.


Our Principles

Our Mission

Our mission is to enable and simplify challenging NFC use cases in PoS, IoT, Wireless charging and Mobile.

Our Vision

Our vision is to become the number one independent NFC solution provider.

Our Values

Panthronics´ core beliefs and values are an integral part of our company culture. They bind us together and guide us towards our common goals.

Our Supervisory Board

John A. Heugle Mitra Partners Inc.
Prof. Stefan H. Thomke Harvard Business School
Prof. Christian Ramsauer Graz University of Technology
Karl Fusseis AVV Investment GmbH
Kambiz Dawoodi Co-Founder and Senior Advisor to the Supervisory Board