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.
Senior Director of Engineering
Anant heads Engineering and 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.
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.
Senior Development Manager
John Fox comes to Kandou with an established career of over 35 years in the Semiconductor industry. John was previously a Senior Member of Technical Staff (E) at Texas Instruments Ltd working in the Custom/ASIC business unit focused on SERDES IP development, and as a IP customer project manager. John was a founding member of Phoenix VLSI, a semiconductor design company focused on semiconductor design, which was acquired by Texas Instruments in 2000. At Phoenix VLSI, John was engaged on mixed signal CMOS circuit and ASIC design, with a role in business development and project management. Prior to the founding of Phoenix VLSI in 1991, he worked in the Silicon Division at Plessey Research Caswell and rose to CMOS Design Manager.John has 19 publications and is a member of both IEEE and IET.