Revolutionizing Wired Connectivity with Greater Speed and Efficiency
To achieve our goals, we're channelling our spirit animal, the humble bee. It shouldn't be able to fly. Its wings are too small, its body is too big and yet fly it does; achieving what shouldn't be possible. Just like us...Discover more
Regli PCIe® Retimers
PCIe® 5.0 and CXL™ 2.0 retimer solutions.Discover more
A product family of USB Type-C® retimer solutions that extend reach with low latency and flexibility in a wide range of source or sink applications.Discover more
High-speed SerDes technologies have become center stage for the architecture and implementation of modern electronic devices. We offer a set of programmable PHY IPs designed and optimized for in-package applications.Discover more
Dr. Amin Shokrollahi
CEO & Founder
Amin has been at the forefront of research in information communication for the last 20 years. A Fellow of IEEE, he has published 150+ papers, and has 150+ granted and filed patents in the area of information transmission.
Amin was the Chief Scientist of Digital Fountain, a company specializing in the transmission of data on unreliable networks, which was acquired by Qualcomm, Inc., in 2009. Amin also invented Raptor codes, a class of codes that has been standardized by 3GPP, DVB, IPTV, and other standards bodies.
He is the recipient of the 2014 ISSCC Jan Van Vessem Award for Outstanding European Paper presented at the ISSCC and of the 2008 joint IEEE Information Theory and Communication Theory Society Best Paper award, the corecipient of the 2002 IEEE Information Theory Society Best Paper award, and the corecipient of the 2008 IEEE Eric E. Sumner award.
In 2012, Amin was awarded the IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal, one of the most prestigious awards of the IEEE.
Jeff began his career with Intel Corporation where he led financial teams while based in the US, Israel, and Malaysia. Prior experience includes serving as CFO for Avnera, Rackwise, Solar Power Inc., and International DisplayWorks. At each, Jeff helped secure working capital for business growth, scaling these businesses through their exits.
Before joining Kandou, Jeff was CFO of Everspin Technologies where he helped build the foundation for its growth, and led it through its 2016 IPO.
His expertise includes managing multiple disciplines, such as finance, information technology, human resources, operations, procurement, and investor relations.
Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Idaho and attended the Strategic Finance Leadership Program at Stanford University.
Frank joined Kandou in October 2018 as VP Operations responsible for building Kandou’s fabless manufacturing operations. In September 2019, Frank assumed the role of General Manager, leading engineering, manufacturing and the commercialization of Kandou’s products.
In 2001, Frank joined Wolfson Microelectronics, a fabless semiconductor startup based in Edinburgh, returning to the UK from Boston after 7 years with the medical device manufacturer Haemonetics Corporation. Wolfson successfully IPOed on the FTSE in 2003, eventually reaching a market cap of £1bn. During his 10 years at Wolfson, Frank established manufacturing capabilities to support revenues of $231m per annum. As VP Operations, he led a team capable of shipping billions of mixed signal ICs to the world’s largest consumer electronics brands, establishing Wolfson as a world leading brand in audio technologies.
In 2012, Frank joined Adlens Ltd, an Oxford University spinout, developing adaptive lens technologies used in AR/VR applications. During his 7 years at Adlens, he was SVP Operations, COO and CEO.
Frank has a Bachelor’s Degree with Honors and an MBA from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
VP of Engineering
Anant is responsible for Engineering operations at Kandou. He was Product Design Manager at Innovative Silicon S.A., responsible for the development and deployment of Z-RAM® based memory IP for both the embedded and DRAM markets. The technology was licensed by AMD and Hynix Semiconductor, and the company was acquired by Micron Technologies in 2010.
Anant started his career at Intel Corporation in 1998, where as Senior Member of Technical Staff he was instrumental in productization of Low Voltage Swing technology on Pentium® 4. He has designed caches and custom high-speed ALU components on various generations of Intel Pentium® III and Core™ microprocessors.
Anant has 15 granted and pending patent applications and several publications in IEEE JSSC, ISSCC and VLSI. He holds an MSEE from University of Washington, Seattle, and a BSEE from Delhi University.
VP of Product Management
Subhash heads up Product Management at Kandou. Prior to joining Kandou, he helped launch new product categories including Mobile Application Acceleration at Kwicr, and Packet over Glass (APM). He had many senior executive roles at multiple startups and public companies including Kwicr, AMCC, Cape Semiconductor, Kodiak Venture Partners, and TranSwitch Corp, and has served as either a board member or advisers for multiple private venture backed companies.
Subhash has 33 granted and pending patent applications. He holds a Master of Science in Bio-Medical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Material Science both from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
VP of Business Development
Jeff leads Kandou’s Business Development efforts focused on all aspects of selling our devices and licensing our technology to our customers. Prior to Kandou, Jeff was a Director of Business Development focused on IP and technology licensing for Rambus.
Jeff’s technology career started at HP where he was responsible for supplier management for LaserJet® printer ASICs and microprocessors, including sourcing of microprocessor cores from Motorola, AMD, Intel and ARM for HP’s first integrated SoC solutions. Following Agilent Technologies’ spin-off from HP in the late 1990s, Jeff helped the networking/computing ASIC business extend to new external customers including Cisco. Jeff also owned worldwide sales of EDA tools and IP solutions for enterprise customers while at Cadence. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and had extensive experience in Finance and Operations prior to his technical career. He also holds an MBA from Arizona State University.
Overall, Jeff brings to Kandou more than 25 years of experience building partnerships across semiconductor and IP ecosystems.
VP of Standards
Brian is responsible for the standards strategy of Kandou. Brian was a co-founder of StrataCom, a frame relay and ATM switching equipment company that was acquired by Cisco Systems in 1996 for $4bn. Brian was the founder and CEO of Network Synthesis, which was acquired by IgT in 1996, where Brian remained as CTO. IgT was acquired by PMC-Sierra in 1998, where Brian remained until 2007, serving as their Director of Standards. He is active at the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF), IEEE802.3 and the OCP. He has been active in many other standards efforts including several at JEDEC and served as Fellow, Technical Chair & President of the Hypertransport Consortium.
Brian has written three books and has 47 issued U.S. patents. He holds a Bachelor of Science with Highest Honors in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Davis, and an MBA from Cornell University, where he took most of his electives in EE & CS. He has also completed 1000 lecture hours of continuing education. He lives in Silicon Valley.
Chief IP Counsel
Robert leads Kandou’s intellectual property group and is responsible for curating and enforcing all aspects of Kandou’s IP. After working as an engineer in Motorola’s Corporate Research labs, Robert began his legal career at the Chicago law firm of Niro Scavone Haller & Niro. He was also an equity partner at MBHB in Chicago, prior to starting up a new in-house patent prosecution team at InterDigital Communications in the Philadelphia area. Robert has both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a law degree from Northwestern University.
Head of HR
As head of Human Resources, Karen is responsible for the development of Kandou’s global HR strategy and organizational development through people, technology and compliance. Karen brings to Kandou more than 20 years of professional HR experience, building strong relationships and developing exceptional careers across the semiconductor industry.
Before joining Kandou, Karen was HR Director, UK & Ireland, for the global, semiconductor design and manufacturing company Texas Instruments Limited (TI). Whilst at TI, Karen was instrumental in shaping the long-term direction of this multi-billion-dollar, international organization by adapting HR strategy, policies, procedures and the organizational development to a constantly changing environment.
Karen holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management, and is trained to British Psychological Society (BPS) level B+ as well as being Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) accredited.
Director of Quality
Michael is responsible for Quality Management at Kandou. He started his career at a German fabless semiconductor startup in 1990. There he was responsible for development, test, volume production and customer support for mixed-signal integrated circuits in medical, automotive and communication devices. When the company moved into high-speed SerDes design in 2001, it was acquired by US-based Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation and later on by Microsemi Corporation, California. There Michael managed international SerDes IP and Ethernet projects as well the commercial part of their German design centers.
In 2017, Michael joined Kandou and started to build the Kandou Quality Management System.
Michael holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany.
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