Executive Members

Venkata Sudhakar Simhadri

Managing Director & CEO

Mr. Venkata Sudhakar Simhadri is a serial entrepreneur and proven executive in the semiconductor industry. He was the Founder, President & CEO of Gigacom Semiconductor LLC & Founder / Director of Gigacom India (Both the Companies acquired by MosChip) and the driving force behind establishing IP licensing and design services business with leading semiconductor companies. Earlier to Gigacom, Venkata was the Founder, President & CEO of Time-to-Market (TTM) from 1998 till its acquisition by Cyient in 2008 and was its head of Hi-tech Business Unit till 2012. Venkata has 30 years of experience, primarily working in the USA and India region. He did his B.E. from Andhra University and MS from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).

Jayaram Susarla

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Jayaram Susarla is a chartered accountant with more than 12 years of experience in: Planning | Budgeting | Accounting | Finance & Treasury | Taxation | Auditing | Reporting | Compliance | M & A | investor relations.

Jayaram is currently heading accounts & Finance and legal function at Moschip.

Jayaram has worked in a senior leadership role for following companies prior to joining MosChip

  • Star India Private Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of 21st Century Fox, Listed in NASDAQ
  • DQ Entertainment (International) Limited: – company listed in London stock exchange (AIM) and Bombay stock exchange
  • KPMG India & Middle east – worked on banking and other clients portfolio

Srinivasa Kakumanu

Senior VP – Semiconductor Design Services

Mr. Srinivas Kakumanu (commonly referred to as “KS”) comes with more than 23 years of experience in the Semiconductor industry sector. Not only has he co-founded First Pass Semiconductors Pvt Ltd, a VLSI design services organization, in December 2010, but over the past 23+ years, KS has been involved in multiple ASIC tape outs with respect to Communication, Networking, Consumer and Computing industries.  KS was instrumental is growing First Pass to a 210+ employees’ organization by the time it was acquired by Moschip in July 2018. After the acquisition, KS has been heading Semiconductor Design Services Business Unit at Moschip. Before First Pass, KS worked as a General Manager for the VLSI group at Cyient (formerly known as Infotech Enterprises) in India. Even before that, KS worked for TTM inc., San Jose, US; TTM India (TTM was acquired by Infotech in Sept 2008) Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad, India; Ikanos Communications, Fremont, US; QualCore Logic Ltd, India and HAL, Hyderabad, India, etc.

KS also stays in touch with his professional teaching side by actively teaching Digital Design and Physical Design at MosChip Institute of Silicon Systems Pvt Ltd (formerly known as Institute of Silicon Systems), a training institute he co-founded and was acquired by Moschip in July 2018.  KS worked in the US for about 7 years between 2000-2007 with TTM inc. and Ikanos Communications.

He earned his degree of Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication Engineering from University College of Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.

 

Giri Kondaveeti

Senior VP – Training & Development

Mr. Giri Kondaveeti has over 15 years of experience in the field of Management and Business development in VLSI industry and is an expertise on the operations front. Prior to Co-founding First Pass Semiconductors, he has worked with InfoTech Enterprises Limited and TTM India Pvt Ltd under the position of GM-Operations. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Osmania University.

Presently he heads Training and Development at MosChip Technologies along with taking care of Human Resource, Finance, IT and Business Development at First pass and is also in charge of the operations and management at MosChip Institute of Silicon Systems.

Sunil Desai

Senior VP – IoT Solutions

Mr. Sunil Desai is the Senior VP – IoT Products at MosChip Technologies Limited and founder of Maven Systems (a MosChip 100% Subsidiary). Sunil has over 30 years of experience in R&D, product engineering, technology management, marketing, business development. Sunil has the expertise and in-depth knowledge in electronics, firmware, BSP and software with domain expertise in Industrial & Building Automation, Energy Management – Metering and Lighting, Logistics and Transportation, Home Security and automation, etc. Sunil specializes in IoT/M2M solutions ((Product/Solution architecture, Embedded system design, Systems Engineering) – Wired / wireless communications (WiFi, BLE, Zigbee, LPRF, HomePlug, PLC), defining, designing reusable IPs (electronics, firmware, software).  Sunil also created and headed the IP division with Deep vision competency center at MosChip.

Sunil before joining MosChip founded and lead embedded system division of Aftek Ltd and was also the Center head, VLSI division in Bengaluru. Sunil has also been a Chief Architect of India’s first complete Digital Home solution and was also, a founder of R&D company focused on Industrial Automation and Computer Peripherals.

Sunil has been a major contributor as a member of the syllabus setting the committee, external examiner, paper setter, project guide for graduate and post graduate engineering students in Pune University.

Sunil earned his bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication from the College of Engineering Pune (COEP) and a master’s degree in management science from Pune University.

 

Suresh Varma - Senior VP - Business Development, IoT Products & Institutional Sales at MosChip Technologies Limited

Suresh Varma M

Senior VP – Business Development, IoT Products & Institutional Sales

Suresh is a graduate in Arts and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management. He has a very rich experience in senior roles that are varied and diversified. He shouldered various responsibilities as General Manager (GM), SGM, AVP, and VP in TV, Information, Media and Entertainment Industry like DISTRIBUTION, PRODUCTION, Events And new Business Development. He started his career with Ramoji film city and has been associated with big names like ETV, MAA TV, and STAR India for a long time during which he was responsible for organizing high profile events, programs and built the strong distribution channels with high growth revenues.

He has versatile leadership qualities that make him very enterprising to take up new and challenging roles. Currently, he is the Senior VP – Business Development, IoT Products & Institutional Sales at MosChip Technologies Limited.

He is highly people-centric and is very comfortable with persons of any temperament and can easily mend and mentor them to do a great job. His attitude to respect people and help them realize their self-actualization makes him endeared to the teams and produce great results. He was lauded for his excellent marketing and execution strengths by many industry leaders that he worked for. He believes in continuous learning, has very affable manners and always rolls up his sleeves with alacrity when needed despite the strategic roles that he is Suresh is a graduate in Arts and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management.

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AJN Rao

Vice President – Product Engineering Services

Mr. AJN Rao is Vice President of Product Engineering Services at MosChip and responsible for Embedded Products, Platform Design Services involving high speed and complexity towards Storage, Computing, Networking, Mobile & Defence Product segments including form factor designs. AJN has over 25 years of experience in Project Management, System Design, Application Engineering, IP Characterization, Product /Post-Silicon Validation, QA & Technical Support activities with an emphasis on SoC / ASIC / FPGA / Software based products. He has good exposure to Mobile Product Segment, Semiconductors & Consumer Electronic Industry having served in different capacities at Invecas, NVIDIA, MosChip, Telecruz, BPL, Philips & Videocon.

AJN has very good experience in managing projects with cross-functional teams & remote teams i.e Sales / Marketing, Distributors and Business Partners to derive Project Spec, Estimates, Deliverables. AJN has built strong Teams & Labs with advanced, high-speed test equipment like J-BERT, High Bandwidth Oscilloscopes, Sampling Scope, Vector Network Analyzer, Signal Source Analyzer, Protocol Analysers (PCIe, USB, DDR3 / DDR4), BGA Rework Stations, Plunger based Thermal Stations & Climatic Chambers, etc.,

AJN is Electronics & Communication Engineering graduate from National Institute of Technology, Warangal.

 

Vishwanath Linga

Vice President – Engineering, Turn-key Solutions

Vishwanath Linga is Vice President of Engineering at MosChip and is responsible for execution and delivery of Turn-key SoC, ASIC, and FPGA product development activities. He works closely with senior management in customer & vendor interactions/relations, project definitions & proposals, Resource, schedule and budget estimates, etc.

Vishwanath has over 18+ years of experience in ASIC/SoC engineering, Team development, and management. He participated in a number of projects serving in various positions ranging from Design Engineer to Design/Project/Delivery Manager. He contributed in multiple ASIC/SoC based on ARM/ARC Processor, MIPI,  USB 1.1, USB2.0, PCI Express, PCI, HDMI, H264, Audio/Video protocols, etc., and helped in delivering multiple first time working silicon.

He has hands-on experience in the areas of chip architectures from specifications through product tape out. Experience in Architecture, Implementation, Verification, ASIC &FPGA synthesis, FPGA prototyping, Protocol compliance checks, Design functional bring up and validation, pre and post-silicon validation, customer support, etc.

He holds a Master of Engineering degree in Digital Systems from Osmania University, Telangana, India.

Anurag Ambedkar -VP - Product Engineering Services unit for embedded and IoT solutions

Anurag Ambedkar

VP – Product Engineering Services unit for Embedded and IoT solutions

Anurag Ambedkar is a Master’s in Business Studies with a Bachelor’s in Engineering and Postgraduate Certified in Embedded Systems from the University of Pune. He is a Leadership professional with 15+years of experience in business and product engineering. He has hands-on experience of forming cohesive result-oriented technology teams with disruptive innovation, global deliveries, turnkey project management, strategy, planning, business development and marketing.

Anurag is a subject matter expert in IoT and has a right mix of Business acumen and technical background. It helps to comprehend customer and technology requirements and convert them into tangible products/solutions/ services for value-added business relationships.

At MosChip, Anurag is responsible and heads the Product Engineering Services unit for embedded and IoT solutions.

Shaila Hanrahan

VP – Analog and Mixed-Signal IP

Ms. Shaila Hanrahan has worked in the areas of Process Technology, Foundry Management/Recommendation, Physical Design, System Design, Package Design, Substrate Design, Silicon Bring-up, Power Management, Circuit Design, Contract SOWs, Characterization, with particular expertise on IO and PHY design, and various aspects of circuit design. Most recently Shaila managed Technology and Physical Design in the XBOX group, prior to which she was responsible for all aspects of IO/PHY interfaces on the chip.