Mr Sohrab Kianian, VP of Business Development
Dec 03, 2009.
Speaker Biography (Sohrab Kianian)
Vice President, Licensing and Business Development. Sohrab was previously the Vice President, Technology Licensing and Business Development for Silicon Storage Technology, Inc. (SST), where he was one of the first employees. Sohrab was responsible for starting and leading SST's licensing business. SST became a leading licensor of embedded nonvolatile memory, with the following licensees: 1st Silicon (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (Grace), IBM, National Semiconductor Corporation, NEC Corporation, Oki Electric Industry Co. Ltd., Powerchip Semiconductor Corp., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., Seiko Epson Corp., Shanghai Hua Hong NEC Electronics Co., Ltd., Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC), Toshiba Corporation, Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation and Winbond Electronics Corp. He was also in charge of litigation and enforcement of licensing agreements. From 1991-1997, he was Senior Manager, Device Physics at SST. From 1989-1990, he was a Senior Device Engineer at Altera, and before that he was a Senior Device Engineer at Xicor Corporation, working on EEPROM. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from UCLA, and has more than fifteen patents pending in the field of nonvolatile memory.
Company Profile (Nantero)
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Nantero is a nanotechnology company using carbon nanotubes for the development of next-generation semiconductor devices. These devices include memory, logic, and other semiconductor products. In the field of memory, Nantero is developing NRAM®, a high-density nonvolatile Random Access Memory. The company's objective is to deliver a product that will replace all existing forms of memory, such as DRAM, SRAM and flash memory, with NRAM® serving as universal memory. The potential applications for the nonvolatile memory Nantero is developing are extensive and include the ability to enable instant-on computers and to replace the memory in devices such as cell phones, MP3 players, digital cameras, and PDAs, as well as applications in the networking arena. NRAM® can be manufactured for both standalone and embedded memory applications.