DisplayLink

I co-founded DisplayLink (formerly Newnham Research) with Martin King in 2003, and was the CEO for its first couple of years.]

[DisplayLink grew from a back-of-the-envelope calculation (quite literally) where we realised that general-purpose networks were getting fast enough that they could be the connection between your computer and your monitor.  The company’s current technology focuses on video-over-USB, but it had its origins in the ethernet-based ultra-thin-client hardware we developed for the Ndiyo project.]

Here’s an early demo video, which we made in 2004.

If you’d like to know more about the history, there was a keynote I gave at a conference in New Zealand in 2007, which explains how all these ideas link together.

DisplayLink started, as Newnham Research, in this fine garden shed in Cambridge

DisplayLink started, as Newnham Research, in this fine garden shed in Cambridge