Over a 17+ 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.
Jei comes with over 30 years of rich technical and management experience in the semiconductor and electronics industry. Before joining BlackPepper as COO, he was the Practice Head of IC Design at TATA Consultancy Services. Prior to that he was Group Head of Semiconductor and System (SnS) Business unit of WIPRO Technologies serving multiple global customers. At Wipro he also lead the VLSI Competency Group where he hired and trained more than 700 fresh engineering graduates, who later became core members of various Global Semiconductor companies and was instrumental in building a large ASIC community in India. He started his career designing electronics for Inertial Navigation Systems in Satellite Launch Vehicles ASLV, PSLV and GSLV at Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). He holds M.Tech in Electronics from IT, BHU, Varanasi.
Manoj is an industry veteran in the area of Chip Design and has been a SoC Product Specialist with more than 17 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.
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.
Basavaraj has diversified experience; he has been an entrepreneur, investment advisor, technocrat, teacher and a mentor. He comes with over 24 years of corporate experience, worked with Subex, VeriSign & Syniverse at different levels and held the post of General Manager (GM) in his last organization. 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.
In his career spanning over a decade, Robin has been involved in silicon design, solution building and business management roles across all industry segments in the product engineering space. Robin started his career at Wipro, as a DFT engineer for automotive grade ASICs and later moved to Practice and Busines Management roles. During this stint he was awarded the coveted CEO’s Solitaire Award, and had been a significant contributor to the growth of Wipro's Asia Pacific business in product engineering services, while he was based in Japan. A martial arts enthusiast, Robin holds a 2nd Dan black belt in Goju-Ryu karate and has co-founded a martial arts’ trust which trains youngsters and adults across India in self-defence techniques. Robin did his Bachelor's Degree in Technology, in Electronics and Communication Engineering, from the Mahatma Gandhi University College of Engineering. As VP of BlackPepper's Global Strategy, Robin is responsible for the US, European and Asia Pacific markets.
Tinku brings in 17+ years of industry experience in Embedded Systems for multiple domains like IoT/IIoT, CE and Automotive in technical, management and practice roles. He heads the Embedded & Post Silicon Validation group and drives various R&D, Product and Practice initiatives at Black Pepper. Prior to Black Pepper, he was working in the capacity of Practice Head in Wiproâ€™s Product Engineering Services, Consumer Electronics division. He was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Wipro. He was involved in design and roll-out multiple products in Consumer, IoT and Automotive domain like one of the first Wireless Speakers in the world, multiple Smart TVâ€™s, IP Boxes & STBâ€™s, Infotainment Systems and Smart Home System. Tinku did his Bachelor of Technology from TKM College of Engineering, Kollam in Computer Science and Engineering.
Prince is a technologist with over 17 years of experience in leading product development teams in semiconductor engineering..
Prior to Black pepper he was associated with Industry leading products like CAMS ( content addressable memory), USBS, PSOCS, mobile chips, in Lara Networks, Cypress Semiconductors, Broadcom, ST-Ericsson.
His expertise spans across, compiler design, RTL design, Verification, FPGA, Chip implementation, DFT, Timing Validation and Silicon Ramp up. He also plays a significant part in Team Ramp-up and training programs.
He Holds Bachelors of Technology Degree in Electronics from Cochin University of Science and technology
Manivannan comes with over 16 years of AMS experience, of which 16 years he was with Texas Instruments and Intel. BlackPepper acquired SiMASK Technologies, a company that Manivannan had started in 2015 and he joined BlackPepper family. The AMS business under his leadership post acquisition has grown substantially and continues to expand globally. He has rich experience of working on multiple Analog Layout Designs including USB, PLL, DAC, ADC and SERDES. He has also worked extensively across various global locations.
Ramesh brings in over 20 years of industry experience covering a wide range of ASIC engineering activities, from Logic design to Physical implementation, which covered both technical and management roles. The diverse nature of his industry experience, with large corporate and start-ups, with IP design and ASIC/SoC design as well as with design service companies and product companies, helps bring a balanced perspective. Before joining BlackPepper, Ramesh was associated with Asarva, a start-up venture that was into design of next-generation WiFi SoCs, as Director of Engineering (Digital). Prior to that, at ARM, he was a member of the design team that worked on debug-related IPs. He started his career at Wipro Technologies, where over a period spanning more than a decade, he played various technical roles and managerial roles in IP design, SoC design and Implementation, including leading a team of 30+ Physical Design engineers spread across 5 locations in India. Ramesh holds a Masters degree in Electronics Design from CEDT, IISc, Bangalore and a Bachelors degree in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering from Annamalai University
Sandeep comes with over 18 years of experience in ASIC Design Verification, Architecting Constrain Random Test-bench, In-circuit emulation. Prior to BlackPepper he has worked with Mediatek, Lantiq, Infineon and Wipro. His rich knowledge includes industry standard protocols like Ethernet, Utopia, Digital Secure I/O, SD memory specification, AHB, AXI and APB. Sandeep holds Bachelor of Engineering Degree from Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University and Masters from BITS, Pilani
Senthil kumar has around 17 yrs of experience in Complex and High Speed Hardware Board Design, System Design and its Development. He has worked in diverse domains like Embedded Systems, Telecom, High Performance Computing Servers, Avionics and Automotive. He has developed several products and was involved in complete product development life cycle. Prior to BlackPepper he was associated with Wipro in several roles like Hardware System Architect, System Lead & Program Manager. He holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Manonmaniam Sundaranar University