Stan Boland

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Stan Boland
Born1959/1960 (age 59–60)[1]
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge[2]
OrganizationGlobal Semiconductor Alliance[3][4]
Known forIcera, Nvidia, Element 14, Acorn Computers

Stan Boland is a British entrepreneur in the information technology sector.[1]


Boland studied physics at the University of Cambridge. He cited Hermann Hauser, Andy Hopper, and Robin Saxby as influences on his career.[2]

Boland was employed as Foreign Exchange Manager at Rolls-Royce Aerospace, Deputy Treasurer at Bell Group and Asset Treasurer at Bricom.[3][5] He worked for Robert Holmes à Court in the 1980s.[2] Working at ICL from 1990 to '97,[1] he became involved in the technology sector, holding positions including Finance Director, Director of Treasury & Tax and Group Treasurer.[3][5] In 1997, he moved to Acorn Computers, ultimately spun-out as Element 14.[3][5][6] Broadcom acquired Element 14 in 2000 for $640M, with Boland becoming Vice President of its DSL business unit.[3][5] He has been a director of ARM Holdings[7]

Icera was co-founded by Boland in 2002 and acquired by Nvidia in 2011 for $367M plus an undisclosed staff retention amount. In 2006 Boland stated that the flotation was planned for "probably 2008".[8]

Boland was reported in April 2013 as being appointed CEO of wireless technology startup Neul.[9][10][11][12][13][14] From January 2014, he has also been Chairman of NMI, the UK national association for companies in the electronics systems sector.

Stan is a co- founder and the CEO of FiveAI


Boland rowed for Derwent Rowing Club 1982-1987.


  1. ^ a b c d "Stan Boland". Time. October 29, 2001. Retrieved May 18, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Optimist with a record of success
  3. ^ a b c d e GSA Board of Directors & Leadership Councils, Global Semiconductor Alliance
  4. ^ Cambridge duo in semiconductor summit
  5. ^ a b c d The VC Factor, British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
  6. ^ Element of surprise
  7. ^ Stan Boland: Executive Profile & Biography
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  9. ^ Fitchard, Kevin (15 April 2013). "Icera founder Stan Boland leaves Nvidia to head up U.K. wireless startup Neul". GigaOM. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  10. ^ Rooney, Ben (16 April 2013). "Neul Beefs Up Management Team". WSJ Tech Europe blog. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  11. ^ "Neul Taps New CEO". Entertainment Close-up. 16 April 2013. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  12. ^ "White space specialist company Neul appoints Stan Boland as new CEO". Wireless. Noble House Media. 16 April 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  13. ^ Clarke, Peter (12 April 2013). "London Calling: Incoming CEO says Neul won't be like Icera". EE Times. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  14. ^ "Neul Appoints Stan Boland as New CEO". Wireless News. 17 April 2013. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 3 December 2013. – via HighBeam Research (subscription required)