Management & Board

Management


Geoff Tate

CEO AND COFOUNDER


BSc, Computer Science, University of Alberta. MBA Harvard. MSEE (coursework), Santa Clara University. 1979-1990 AMD, Senior VP, Microprocessors and Logic with >500 direct reports. 1990 joined 2 PhD founders as founding CEO to grow Rambus from 4 people to IPO to $2 Billion market cap, till 2005. 
 


Cheng Wang

SENIOR VP SOFTWARE, CTO AND COFOUNDER


BSEECS, UC Berkeley. Two years as VLSI designer at Zoran. MSEE, EE PhD UCLA: designed 5 FPGA chips from 90nm to 40nm. 2013 Distinguished PhD Dissertation Award. 2014 ISSCC Lewis Winner Award for Outstanding Paper. Cheng has led the architecture, silicon implementation and software development for eFPGA over two generations from 180nm-7nm and now neural inferencing. Multiple patents at UCLA and Flex Logix.


Andy Jaros

VP IP SALES AND SOLUTIONS ARCHITECTURE


Andy is responsible for our EFLX and nnMAX IP.  BS Chemical Engineering, Arizona State University. Over 20 years of sales and sales management experience starting as Account Sales Manager at Motorola for Apple, Sun, SGI then Director Strategic Accounts at ARM. Moved to ARC as VP Sales, North America. When Virage acquired ARC, became VP Global Accounts and lead worldwide sales effort for ARC. When Synopsys acquired Virage, was interim VP Worldwide Sales for Virage/ARC, then transitioned into Director of Product Solution Sales coordinating all ARC sales activities for Synopsys in North America. During Andy’s time selling ARC, it became the #2 embedded processor by unit market share.

Barrie Mullins​

VP PRODUCT AND MARKETING

BSEE Munster Tenological University, ME University College Dublin, MBA Santa Clara University.
Barrie has 25+ years of experience working with edge, embedded and AI systems across multiple industries including industrial, automotive, robotics, storage, and communications. Most recently Barrie was Head of Marketing and Product at Blaize and prior to that was at NVIDIA, and Xilinx, where he held product marketing and management, and go to market positions for products that include Jetson and Zynq product lines. Barrie moved to the US in 2007 from Ireland, where he worked for Xilinx, Raidtec Corp. and Eurologic Systems, and holds three patents. 

Brad Feller​

CFO (Transitioning)

 

BS, Business Administration in Accounting, San Jose State University. CPA. Most recently Brad was CFO of Infinera; prior he was Interim CFO at Marvell; Corporate Controller at IDT; and started his career at Ernst and Young ending up as Audit Manager for Intel, Juniper and Oracle. Brad has decided to return to public companies and is transitioning his responsibilities to Juliet Morita, VP Finance.
 


Charlie Roth

VP HARDWARE AND SOFTLOGIC


BSEE Texas A&M; MSEE & Computer Engineering, University of Texas, Austin. Most recently Charlie was VP, Auto Processor Design at NXP where he managed hundreds of engineers. Previously he has worked as VP Oracle Labs, Hardware & Silicon Engineering; Director of Engineering, Marvell; and roles at Intel and IBM designing microprocessors. Charlie has been granted 62 patents in microprocessors, DSP, multimedia and more. Charlie is based in Austin.


Juliet Morita

VP FINANCE 

 

BS, Managerial Economics, University of California, Davis. Over 20 years of finance and accounting experience across FP&A, treasury, and integration management.  Prior to joining Flex Logix, Juliet had leadership positions at Infinera, Netgear, and KLA-Tencor as well as roles at Intel Corporation. 

Board

Peter Hébert

CO-FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER OF LUX CAPITAL


Co-founder and Managing Partner of Lux Capital (luxcapital.com), based in Palo Alto CA. Focuses on investments in technology and energy. Started at Lehman Brothers in Equity Research, led the spin off of Lux Research and founded Lux Capital. Peter manages investments in Accelergy, Angstrom, Auris, Everspin, Flex Logix, G2X, Gridco, Lux Research, Luxtera, Matterport and Transphorm. Graduated cum laude from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School.

Pierre Lamond

GENERAL PARTNER OF ECLIPSE VENTURES


General Partner of Eclipse Ventures (eclipse.vc), based in Palo Alto CA. Started at Transitron before joining Dr. Gordon Moore’s team at Fairchild where he oversaw development of the first generation of digital ICs. Co-founded National Semiconductor where he was VP/GM of ICs. He also was CEO of two companies. Joined Sequoia as a General Partner where he was Chairman of Cypress Semi, Microchip, Vitesse Semi, Open-Silicon, Redback Networks, Verisity and Plumtree. He was also a Director at Mellanox, YouTube and Xoom. As a General Partner at Khosla Ventures he served on the boards of Skybox (Google), Cogenra (Sunpower), SEEO (Bosch), Avogy, SeaMicro (AMD) and HeartVista. He current sits on the Eclipse boards of Diassess, Flex Logix, Kindred, and Light. Graduated from Toulouse University with a BSEE/MS Physics.

 

Geoff Tate

CEO & COFOUNDER


BSc, Computer Science, University of Alberta. MBA Harvard. MSEE (coursework), Santa Clara University. 1979-1990 AMD, Senior VP, Microprocessors and Logic with >500 direct reports. 1990 joined 2 PhD founders as founding CEO to grow Rambus from 4 people to IPO to $2 Billion market cap, till 2005. 

 

Cheng Wang

SENIOR VP SOFTWARE, CTO & COFOUNDER


BSEECS, UC Berkeley. Two years as VLSI designer at Zoran. MSEE, EE PhD UCLA: designed 5 FPGA chips from 90nm to 40nm. 2013 Distinguished PhD Dissertation Award. 2014 ISSCC Lewis Winner Award for Outstanding Paper. Cheng has led the architecture, silicon implementation and software development for eFPGA over two generations from 180nm-7nm and now neural inferencing. Multiple patents at UCLA and Flex Logix.

Ajay Royan

MANAGING GENERAL PARTNER, MITHRIL CAPITAL MANAGEMENT


Managing General Partner and Founder of Mithril Capital Management based in Austin Texas. Ajay has led investments in innovative companies across multiple industries, such as robotics, healthcare, enterprise software, bio- technology, nuclear energy, and finance. Before forming Mithril, Ajay was a managing director at Clarium Capital Management, where he focused on unlevered growth investments. Ajay began his career at Braxton Associates, formerly Deloitte Consulting. He is a graduate of Yale University.