Robert Blake

President and Chief Executive Officer

Robert Blake has worked in the semiconductor industry for over 25 years. Prior to Achronix Semiconductor he was the Chief Executive Officer of Octasic Semiconductor based in Montreal, Canada. Mr. Blake worked at Altera in a variety of sales, marketing and general management roles. As Vice President of Product Planning he was responsible for defining …

John Lofton Holt

Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors

From 2004 to 2011, Mr Holt served as Chairman & CEO of Achronix. In this role, Mr. Holt raised over $120M at Achronix and led the company from its first business plan to the launch of the world’s highest performance FPGA product in 2008. From 2008 to 2011 Mr. Holt scaled the team and drove …

Howard S. Brodsky

Vice President of Business Operations and Chief Finance Officer

Howard Brodsky is the Vice President of Business Operations and CFO at Achronix Semiconductor Corporation and has more than 25 years of business and financial experience including nearly 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. Most recently he was the Vice President of Finance & CFO at ChipX, Inc., formerly Chip Express Corporation where …

Steve Mensor

Steve Mensor

Vice President of Marketing

Steve has over 25 years in senior management roles in the FPGA industry. Prior to joining Achronix, Steve was Sr. Director of Marketing at Altera. Over his tenure at Altera, Steve managed many of the departments in Marketing including FPGA Product Marketing, Customer and Channel Marketing, IP Marketing and Strategic Partnerships, and Corporate Marketing. Steve …

Dr. Virantha N. Ekanayake

Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Virantha N. Ekanayake has been developing multi-GHz custom and reprogrammable asynchronous logic for over 12 years. Prior to Achronix, Dr. Ekanayake was an Assistant Professor in the Department of ECE at Johns Hopkins University where he headed the Asynchronous VLSI and Architecture group before joining Achronix full-time in 2006. From high-level system specification to back-end …

Dr. Kamal Choudhary

Senior Vice President Software Engineering

Recognized as an industry veteran and renowned in the field of FPGA architecture and EDA software, Dr. Choudhary is the Vice President of Software Engineering at Achronix Semiconductor. He has over 14 years of experience in the programmable logic field and holds more than 24 patents in various areas of FPGA hardware, architecture, testing, and …

Chris Pelosi

Vice President Hardware Engineering

Chris Pelosi has worked in the semiconductor industry for over 12 years, with experience ranging across all aspects of chip development. Prior to joining Achronix, Chris was a hardware engineer at Nvidia, where he worked on the design and verification of next-generation GPUs, and was the post-silicon validation lead for many production devices. Chris joined …

Raymond Nijssen

Vice President and Chief Technologist

Mr. Nijssen has over 20 years of experience in the FPGA and EDA industries in various technical and management positions. Mr. Nijssen joined Achronix as Chief Software Architect to manage the software development group, define the foundations and algorithms of the software system, and architect key aspects of the company’s FPGA architectures. In his current …

Randolf Jurrat

Vice President of Operations

Mr. Jurrat is responsible for all aspects of manufacturing and delivery of Achronix products. He brings over 20 years experience in New Product Introduction (NPI) engineering, global supply chain management, supplier relationships, import/export compliance, logistics as well as product- and reliability engineering. He also leads the quality organization driving continuous improvement to the highest quality …

Manoj Roge

Manoj Roge

Vice President of Strategic Product Planning

Manoj has over 23 years of semiconductor and systems experience. Previously, Manoj has held senior management positions at Xilinx, Intel-PSG and Cypress Semiconductor. He successfully defined and executed new product strategies that resulted in significant increase in market share for the respective companies during his tenure. He has deep understanding of design requirements for broad …

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