Founding Team

Ramin Farjadrad

Ramin Farjadrad

Co-founder
& CEO

Ramin is the inventor of over 130 granted and pending patents in communications and networking. He has a successful track record of creating differentiating connectivity technologies adopted by the industry as International standards (Two Ethernet standards at IEEE, one chiplet connectivity at OCP.) Ramin co-founded Velio Communications, which led to a Rambus/LSI Logic acquisition, and Aquantia, which IPO’d and was acquired by Marvell Technologies. Ramin’s Ph.D. EE is from Stanford.

Patrick Soheili

Patrick Soheili

Co-founder & Head of Business
and Strategy

Patrick Soheili has been CEO of three early-stage technology companies. He led BD/CD and IPBU at eSilicon, as well as heading marketing, sales, and operations management at Altera, AMD, and TRW. He’s led seed-stage deep technology venture capital resulting in multiple IPOs and M&As. Patrick’s MBA is from Purdue; his Math and Physics BS is from UCSB and the University of Bristol.

Syrus Ziai

Syrus Ziai

Head of Engineering
and Operations

Syrus Ziai held VP of engineering roles at Nuvia, Ikanos, Qualcomm, and PsiQuantum. He has a breadth of experience in systems, chip architecture, design methodologies, and packaging and has managed 100+ engineering teams across the semiconductor industry.

Syrus’s MS EE is from Stanford. He has 30 years of experience and has developed 11 patents.

Ramin is the inventor of over 130 granted and pending patents in communications and networking. He has a successful track record of creating differentiating connectivity technologies adopted by the industry as International standards (Two Ethernet standards at IEEE, one chiplet connectivity at OCP.) Ramin co-founded Velio Communications, which led to a Rambus/LSI Logic acquisition, and Aquantia, which IPO’d and was acquired by Marvell Technologies. Ramin’s Ph.D. EE is from Stanford.

Patrick Soheili has been CEO of three early-stage technology companies. He led BD/CD and IPBU at eSilicon, as well as heading marketing, sales, and operations management at Altera, AMD, and TRW. He’s led seed-stage deep technology venture capital resulting in multiple IPOs and M&As. Patrick’s MBA is from Purdue; his Math and Physics BS is from UCSB and the University of Bristol.

Syrus Ziai held VP of engineering roles at Nuvia, Ikanos, Qualcomm, and PsiQuantum. He has a breadth of experience in systems, chip architecture, design methodologies, and packaging, and has managed 100+ engineering teams across the semiconductor industry.

Syrus’s MS EE is from Stanford. He has 30 years of experience and has developed 11 patents.

Leadership Team

Dan Dixon
Sr. Director of Engineering
Kevin Donnelly
VP of Strategic Marketing
Paul Hylander
Fellow/Chief Architect
Anup Jose
Head of Analog/Mixed-signal
Ali Khoshniat, Ph.D.
Head of Packaging/Signal Integrity
Alan Krock
Chief Financial Officer
KH Lee
KH Lee
Vice President of sales, Asia Pacific
Sean Lundy
VP of Global Sales
Chief Technologist
Farhad Tabrizi
VP of Alliances/Standards

Investors

Board of Directors

Shaygan Kheradpir
Cerberus Capital Management
Ramin Farjadrad
Ramin Farjadrad
Co-founder & CEO
Patrick Soheili
Patrick Soheili
Co-founder & Head of Business
and Strategy
Steve Fu
Celesta Capital
Jason Taylor
Independent Director

Board Observers​

Srinivas Ananth
Intel
Andrew Byrnes
Micron
Marco Chisari
Samsung
Heejin Chung
SK hynix
Paul Miller
Cerberus Capital Management
Amir Salek
Cerberus Capital Management

Advisory Board

Amir Salek
Chair of the Advisory Board
Igor Arsovski
Eelco Bergman
Dileep Bhandarkar
Homa Evans
Rory Mcinerney
Noam Mizrahi
Stefanos Sidiripoulos