Management

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. Director of Everspin, the leading MRAM company.

Cheng Wang

senior VP Engineering & 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, Marketing & 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.

Abhijit Abhyankar

VP eFPGA HARDWARE

BSEE University of Utah. MSEE Stanford. MBA San Jose State. Abhijit has led the silicon implementation of EFLX eFPGA in 180nm, 40nm, 28nm, 16nm, 14nm, 12nm and now in design of 7nm and nnMAX inference in 16nm. Abhijit’s team is also in implementation of NMAX in 16nm. Over 20 years experience in silicon and system design at LTX then Rambus where he was Senior Engineering Director and Technical Director. Has managed over 100 people in high speed digital logic, mixed signal, system, verification and software teams. His projects have resulted in millions of chips and systems sold by companies such as Intel, Sony, IBM, Toshiba and others.

Dana McCarty

VP Inference Sales, Marketing and Applications

Dana is responsible for our InferX X1 software, silicon and systems products.  BSEE, University of Texas at San Antonio. Dana started writing software as a test engineer at AMD. He transitioned into sales holding senior management then executive roles both USA and Global for Broadcom, Maxlinear, Teradyne and ARM. Dana has lived in Asia for 8 years in Taiwan and China.

Charlie Roth

VP Inference Hardware

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.

Brad Feller

CFO

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.

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, ending up as 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. Ran a solar company and served on several high tech boards since then. Board member of Everspin Inc.

Cheng Wang

SENIOR VP ENGINEERING & cofounder

BSEECS, UC Berkeley. Two years as VLSI designer at Zoran. MSEE, EE PhD UCLA: 5 FPGA chips from 90nm to 40nm. 2013 Distinguished PhD Dissertation Award. 2014 ISSCC Lewis Winner Award for Outstanding Paper. Multiple patents at UCLA and Flex Logix.

Kushagra Vaid

Partnere, Eclipse ventures

Partner, Eclipse Ventures. Until recently Kushagra was GM Microsoft Azure Cloud Hardware responsible for architecture and design for cloud hardware infrastructure and driving infrastructure innovation.  Kushagra is also a Board Member of the Open Compute Project. Kushagra holds a MS in Computer Science (SUNY Binghamton) and BE in Computer Engineering (VJTI Mumbai).

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.