Nicholas was the CEO and founder of Emosyn LLC, a fabless semiconductor company in the smart card and security markets. In April 2005 Nicholas sold the company to Silicon Storage Technology after growing the business to $60m on an annualized basis with 16 patents issued. Prior to founding Emosyn, he was V.P Marketing for ATMI Inc, a semiconductor materials company. Nicholas also spent 10 years with Intel Corporation in Europe. He has a BSc (Honours) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.