David Kabal was born in Toronto, Canada in 1972. He received the B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Canada in 1996 and 1998 respectively. His M.Eng thesis research was in the area of packaging of two-dimensional optoelectronic device arrays for free-space optical interconnects. Between 1997 and 2005, David worked at Nortel, Picolight and ICS, in optical communications & consumer electronics. In September 2005, he joined Seagate, a hard disk manufacturer, in the Consumer Electronics division. In 2008, David joined a display startup.