SBT C Suite Spotlight – Albert Liu, CEO Kneron

In this installment of the C Suite Spotlight, President Justin Kinsey talks with Albert Liu, CEO of Kneron. Albert earned his PhD in Electrical Engineering from UCLA and has been awarded over 30 patents in the field of Artificial Intelligence and neural networks. After his studies, Albert entered the semiconductor industry and held high level R&D and Managerial positions at both Qualcomm and Samsung, where he pushed the boundaries of vision systems and machine learning system development.

He founded Kneron in 2015, driven by his passion for Edge AI and machine learning and a mission introduce “The Age of AI Everywhere” by enabling these technologies on devices around the world. Today, Albert and his team help companies realize the potential of Edge AI and Kneron is democratizing AI from their centralized cloud “brain”, a platform they call Kneo, a no-code platform that enables distributed AI inferencing capabilities.

SBT Executive Spotlight: Srini Ananth, Managing Director Intel Capital

In this installment of the Executive Spotlight, President Justin Kinsey hosts Srini Ananth, Managing Director of Intel Capital. Srini earned his MSEE from ASU, later earning a MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He was an engineer at Texas Instruments for 9 years and developed chips that brought over $1.5B in revenue, then joined Intel and led the GTM strategy for a cybersecurity SaaS product, then spearheaded acquisitions and partnerships at Intel Media.

With an eye for spotting emerging trends and the ability to foster strong relationships, Srini played a key role in building Intel’s mobile communications and IoT divisions. His passion for investing led him to join Intel Capital in 2015 and he now focuses on investing in the Silicon and Cloud domain. A handful of his notable investments include Ayar Labs, Astera Labs, and Eliyan, and successful IPO exits including Joby Aviation. Srini also serves as a board observer for several of his portfolio companies.

SBT C Suite Spotlight: Richard Fung, CEO The Six Semiconductor

In this installment of SBT’s C-Suite Spotlight, President Justin Kinsey has a conversation with CEO of The Six Semiconductor, Richard Fung. Richard has a remarkable background – not only is he an engineer, but he also played guitar in a rock band and wrote the band’s lyrics! His career in analog design began at the legendary ATI Technologies Inc. in 2000 and his first venture into leadership came in 2007 when ATI was acquired by AMD and he began managing the full-custom IO design team.

Richard stayed with ATI/AMD for 11 years, then made a move to Peraso Technologies and became their Director of R&D. He later founded a consultancy and in 2018, Richard and four past ATI colleagues reunited and decided to form The Six Semiconductor with the goal to become the industry leader in memory sub-system PHY IP. They are currently on the front lines of tackling some of the biggest challenges in memory optimization.

SBT C Suite Spotlight: Charlie Su, CTO, Andes Technology

In this installment of SBT’s C-Suite Spotlight, President Justin Kinsey has a conversation with CTO of Andes Technology, Charlie Su. A veteran of the semiconductor industry, Charlie has over three decades of experience in the field and built his career at fast-paced startups like Silicon Graphics, C-Cube Microsystems and Afara. He has made key contributions to to the industry, including architecting several advanced processors such as the Sun Ultrasparc T1 and T2.

In 2005, he and colleagues Frankwell Lin and Ming-Kai Tsai founded Andes Technology and Charlie established their R&D and Technical Marketing organizations. He has since led product planning and development and led the Andes Technology team through a transformational change in 2016 when they incorporated RISC-V into the company’s 5th generation AndeStar.

SBT C Suite Spotlight: Scott Lingren, President-Americas Schunk Xycarb

In this installment of SBT’s C-Suite Spotlight, VP of Recruiting Jason Dubin has a conversation with Global Technology Executive Scott Lingren. Scott is an accomplished executive with over 30 years of business strategy, operations, sales, and people leadership experience for global giants such as AT&T, Nokia, Dell, Freescale/NXP and Schunk Xycarb Technology.

In each role along his career path, Scott succeeded in fostering relationships with customers and industry partners and has built teams that transform organizations. Scott has also played a key role in representing the semiconductor industry concerning the strategy and administration of funds associated with the CHIPS Act and has held vital discussions with policymakers such as Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo.

SBT C Suite Spotlight: Jennifer Crow, VP of Operations, Tenstorrent

In this installment of SBT’s C-Suite Spotlight, Justin Kinsey has a conversation with Jen Crow, VP of Operations at Tenstorrent. Jen is a global executive who has led operations for large companies like AMD and Intel. Her experience is now being directed to helping Tenstorrent  – one of the fastest-growing startups in RISC-V and chiplet technology for AI/ML – perform global expansion.

Jen has been instrumental in helping build Tenstorrent from an 80-person company to an over 400 person company with a presence in regions across the world. She’s opened new offices, oversees Accounting, HR and recruiting, and is the vital “glue” that keeps many of the functional parts of the company together and working in order as they most fast and innovate.

SBT C Suite Spotlight: Shashi Chilappagari, CTO DeGirum

In this installment of SBT’s C-Suite Spotlight, President Justin Kinsey has a conversation and receives a demo from CTO of DeGirum, Shashi Chilappagari. Shashi is an experienced technical executive with nearly two decades of driving innovation. He began his career at Marvell and focused on System Architecture/R&D pioneering new data paths for NAND flash controllers and earning dozens of patents.

DeGirum was co-founded by Shashi and Winston Lee after an introduction by the co-founder of Marvell. They are radically simplifying the process of choosing the right hardware/software for AI/ML applications and Shashi and his team have developed an easy-to-use AI acceleration platform as well as a line of accelerators that enable engineers and developers to significantly improve the power and performance of their systems.

SBT C Suite Spotlight: Hugh Chow, CEO of VentureLAB

In this installment of SBT’s C-Suite Spotlight, Justin Kinsey has a conversation with Hugh Chow, CEO of VentureLAB. Hugh is a seasoned global executive with 30 years of experience in innovation, technology, investing, corporate governance, sustainability, R&D, management, and much more. His experience is an invaluable resource that supports every startup that joins a VentureLAB cohort.

He took his first leap into entrepreneurship when he co-founded ViXS Systems and has never looked back. Hugh has founded venture firms to help elevate companies in deep-tech, sustainability, and ESG practices and holds advisory positions with multiple organizations that help advance technology companies in Canada, Hong Kong, and other global regions.

SBT C Suite Spotlight: Calista Redmond, CEO of RISC V International

In this installment of the C-Suite Spotlight, Justin Kinsey has a conversation with Calista Redmond, CEO of RISC-V International. Calista’s early career was focused on building startups and after growing four successful startups of her own, she moved to IBM and started creating partnership ecosystems around open source technologies.

With a large and well-respected global platform, Calista leverages her influence and experience to help advance the use of RISC-V around the world. In this conversation, she shares her perspective on the proliferation of RISC-V and where she sees RISC-V growing in the years ahead. Calista and Justin also find common ground in one of Calista’s passions: the advancement of opportunities for women in technology companies.

SBT C Suite Spotlight: Arun Iyengar, past CEO and current Advisor to Untether AI

In this installment of SBT’s C-Suite Spotlight, Justin Kinsey has a conversation with Arun Iyengar, CEO of Untether AI. Arun’s background encompasses both technical and business experience and in this discussion, he shares his perspective on topics ranging from the criticality of improving the energy efficiency of AI/ML workloads to practical use cases for AI at the Edge.

Arun also shares how Untether is enabling all of this to happen with a clear focus on energy efficiency, and how sustainable AI and Edge inference are critical for the long-term success of these technologies. Arun even shares practical advice for startup executives who are building teams, infusing the talk with strategies about hiring people who are a good cultural fit and mission-oriented.

SBT C Suite Spotlight: Shrijeet Mukherjee, Co-Founder and CDO of Enfabrica

In this installment of SBT’s C-Suite Spotlight, Justin Kinsey has a conversation with Shrijeet Mukherjee, the Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer at Enfabrica.

Their conversation traverses topics ranging from Shrijeet’s perspective about where the networking and the AI/ML sectors are heading, to how he and Enfabrica’s co-founder Rochan Sankar are addressing the growth of their company by attracting the right people. Shrijeet also shares his insights about leading teams through times of rapid growth and times that require extreme patience and perseverance.

SBT C Suite Spotlight: Ty Garibay, President of Condor Computing

In this installment of SBT’s C-Suite Spotlight, Justin Kinsey speaks with Ty Garibay, the Founder and President of Condor Computing.

Justin and Ty have an expansive talk that covers topics ranging from what initially got Ty focused on engineering, all the way to what led him to found Condor and why he is “all in” on the AI/MI/accelerated compute space. Ty also shares strategies for recruiting top talent into a startup and gives practical advice for techniques other startup leaders can use to build their organizations.

SBT C Suite Spotlight: Raymond Chik, Co-Founder and Advisor to Untether AI

In this installment of SBT’s C-Suite Spotlight, Justin Kinsey has a conversation with Raymond Chik, Co-Founder and Advisor of Untether AI.

They take a deep dive into topics ranging from Raymond’s decision to become an advisor to Untether from the early stages of building the company to his views on responsible AI and how leaders can work to ensure AI also becomes democratized. In addition, Raymond shares wisdom and guidance about building and scaling startups that other startup founders will find helpful in terms of recruiting the right people to their teams.

SBT C Suite Spotlight: Jay Dawani, CEO of Lemurian Labs

In this installment of SBT’s C-Suite Spotlight, President Justin Kinsey speaks with the Founder and CEO of Lemurian Labs, Jay Dawani. Justin and Jay cover a range of topics from Jay’s background to recent updates with Lemurian and insights about talent attraction.