Dr. Amin Shokrollahi
Founder and CEO
Amin has been at the forefront of research in information communication for the last 20 years. A Fellow of IEEE, he has published 130+ papers, and has 120+ 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 is also the inventor of Raptor codes, a class of codes that has been standardized by 3GPP,DVB, IPTV, and other standards bodies. He is the co-recipient of the 2002 IEEE Information Theory Society best paper award, the co-recipient of the 2008 IEEE Eric E. Sumner award, and the recipient of the 2008 joint IEEE information theory and communication theory society best paper award. In 2012, Amin was awarded the IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal, one of the most prestigious awards of the IEEE.
VP of Product Management
Brian is responsible for the product strategy of Kandou Bus. Brian was the Co-founder of StrataCom, a frame relay and ATM switching equipment company that was acquired by Cisco Systems in 1996 for 4 Billion USD. 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 the MA&E Co-Chair of the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF), is active in several committees at JEDEC, and tracks 802.3. He is a Fellow, Technical Chair & President of the Hypertransport Consortium and has participated in numerous other standards bodies. He has written three books.
Brian has 31 issued U.S. Patents and has several submitted patent applications. He holds a Bachelor of Science with highest honors in Electrical Engineering from U.C. Davis and an MBA from Cornell University, where he took most of his electives in EE & CS. Brian lives in Silicon Valley.
VP Business Development
Jeff leads Kandou’s Business Development efforts focused on all aspects of 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 B.A. 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 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 a M.S.E.E. from University of Washington, Seattle and a B.S.E.E. from Delhi University.
Senior VP of Engineering
Gideon brings over 27 years in developing and managing strong design teams which have delivered industry-first system-on-chip and analog mixed-signal IC’s in the networking and consumer electronic markets.
Gideon experience in a broad spectrum of VLSI chip design methodologies and technologies. Before joining Kandou Bus, he serves as technical and technology leader in the Marvell switching department and lead the new generation cutting-egde switch chip. Before Marvell he served as VP Engineering/R&D/VLSI in few start-ups, where he founded and lead R&D teams with great success of more than 30 chips first time right. Gideon starts his VLSI career at DEC as principal manager in full-custom VLSI design, developing the world-leading Fast-Ethernet Controllers, which received a number of awards.
Gideon is also an expert in mixed-signal technology, having design of high-performance PLLs, Analog PHY’s and data converters. He holds number of patents in the areas of algorithm and circuit design. He also present the first industry highly integrated Switch Fabric in ISSCC-2004. Gideon received his B.S.E.E degree in Electronics Engineering with honors from the University of Ben-Gurion, in Israel, were he also granted the best project design Award.
VP of Product Management
Subhash heads up Product Management at Kandou. Prior to joining Kandou, he has help launch new product categories including Mobile Application Acceleration at Kwicr, and Packet over Glass (APM). He has 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 advisors for multiple private venture backed companies.
Subhash has 33 granted and pending patent applications. He holds a M.S. in Bio-Medical Engineering and a B.S. in Material Science both from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.