Over a 16+ year career, Hari has been deeply involved in Silicon design, Supply Chain Management, Foundry relations and technical support. He has developed a vast personal network among diverse communities - be it technology, financial, media, branding or legal. He has cultivated deep connections with thousands of 'small-innovators' across the length and breadth of the country. At Magma Design Automation, he led the Applications Support team across Asia Pacific. Hari started his career at Wipro Technologies as a cell library and physical design specialist. An innovator from his college days, Hari won a national award under the best Engineering project category as well as a "Best Designer" award at an All-India IEEE design contest. Hari did his Bachelor of Engineering from Cochin University of Science and Technology in Electronics Engineering in 2000.
With a career spanning 25 years, Sujeeth Joseph is a semiconductor industry veteran in the SoC, System and Product architecture space. At SanDisk India, he was Director of Architecture for the USD $2B Removable Products Group. Simultaneously, he also headed the SanDisk India Patenting function, the Retail Competitive Analysis Group and drove academic research programs with premier Indian academic Institutes. Prior to SanDisk, he was Chief Architect of the Semiconductor & Systems BU (SnS) of Wipro Technologies. Over a 19 year career at Wipro he has played hands-on and leadership roles across all phases of the ASIC & System design flow. He graduated in electronics engineering from Bombay University in 1991.
Manoj is an industry veteran in the area of Chip Design and has been a SoC Product Specialist with more than 16 years of experience. He has been instrumental in implementing & delivering multiple first pass SoCs across Automotive, Wireless, Wireline, Health Care domains as part of Infineon, Lantiq, and Wipro. His expertise spans across RTL Design, Chip Implementation, Package Design, Silicon Ramp-up and foundry support. He has built large teams from scratch, ramped up business and anchored critical projects for the customer. He holds a Bachelors degree in Telecommunications Engineering from BMS College, Bangalore.
Jei is a vastly experienced professional with over 25 years of industry experience. Jei was the Practice Head of the IC Design team at TATA Consultancy Services since 2011. Prior to that he was a Group Head in the Semiconductor and System Business unit of WIPRO Technologies for over 14 years, and served the organization in various capacities ranging from managing large ASIC design programs to system programs for multiple global customers. He specialized in focused competency building for engineers as well as building scale-able VLSI teams from scratch. In his capacity as VLSI Competency Group Head, he was instrumental in hiring and training more than 700 fresh engineering graduates over two years to equip them to contribute to ASIC design programs. The initial 11 years of his career was spent in designing electronics for Inertial Navigation Systems in Satellite Launch Vehicles. He has an M.Tech in Electronics from IT, BHU, Varanasi.
Basavaraj has diversified experience; he has been an entrepreneur, investment advisor, technocrat, teacher and a mentor. He comes with 21+ years of corporate experience, having worked for various MNCs at senior management levels and held the post of General Manager in his last organisation. He has a MBA from Southern New Hampshire University, USA and a Bachelors degree in Telecommunications Engineering from BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore.
Raja is an experienced Semiconductor Industry veteran with 18+ years of hands-on technical and management expertise serving Design Services & Product companies in SoC / ASIC development.
Prior to joining BlackPepper Technologies, Raja was associated with Mirafra and Digicomm as Director of Sales & Business development. He also held Engineering Program Management positions at Qualcomm, Freescale Semiconductor, InSilica, Wipro Technologies and was instrumental in the timely execution & successful launch of several strategic product initiatives. Raja holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics & Communication, Master of Engineering in Applied Electronics from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore and an MBA in International Business from WIU, USA.
Prabodh is an experienced leader who brings over 20+ years of international experience in SW Products & Services.
Prior to BlackPepper, he was VP SW responsible for growth of the SW Business unit of Synapse Design. He also built and managed a team of over 300 engineers in the Embedded SW division of SmartPlay Technologies. He also held various senior engineering management positions in the US at Kyocera Wireless, Ericsson Wireless and Qualcomm Inc. Prabodh holds an Integrated Masters degree in Mathematics and Computing from IIT, Delhi and a Certificate degree in Finance & Business Management from UCSD, Extension.
Salesh brings in 17+ years of industry experience in the ASIC, Microprocessor and EDA fields in both technical and management roles.
Prior to BlackPepper, he was working in the capacity of Advisory RnD in IBM where he was responsible for mainframe microprocessor timing architecture for multiple generations of the P and Z series of processors. At Magma Design Automation, Salesh played a key architectural role in developing their flagship Timing Engine tool. He has made significant contributions in physical design and cell library development in his previous stints at Philips Semicondutors and Wipro Technologies. Salesh did his Bachelor of Technology from Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology (RIT), Kottayam in Electronics and Telecommunications in 1999.