IEEE SCV PACE: Success story in entrepreneurship

IEEE SCV PACE: Success story in entrepreneurship

Organized by: IEEE SCV PACE

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Event Time: February 6, 2013 ( Wednesday), 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM (PT)


Cogswell College, LLC

1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale, Ca  94089



Andreas Olofsson CEO and founder of Adapteva will talk about how he raised funds for his company through an organization called Kickstarter. Adapteva Inc. designs low power parallel processors to provide orders of magnitude more performance for system developers with limited power and material budgets.

Kickstarter is a US-based private for-profit company that provides through its website, tools to raise funds for creative projects via crowd funding. It pools money from individuals who network via the internet to support projects.

About the speaker:

Andreas Olofsson is a chip architect and IC designer specializing in the definition and implementation of

low power DSP and mixed signal products.

• $900K raised in successful Kickstarter hardware campaign
• Created a profitable semiconductor company
• Invented a new multi-core computer architecture
• Invented a software programmable CCD timing generator
• Key contributor to the TigerSHARC DSP product family
• Designs included in over 50 million chips sold to date
• Designs have reached $100M in yearly sales
• 15 successful tape-outs completed in 0.35um – 28nm
• 30 patents awarded/pending






Organized by: IEEE SCV PACE

IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section (Silicon Valley Section)–Professional Activities Committee for Engineers(PACE)

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Chair:  Manuel Ilagan 

Career and  Networking Chair, Treasurer: Neeta S Srivastav

Technical Program Chair: Jean-François Merckling                                     

Social Networking Chair and Webmaster: Sanjeev Murthy

Event Co-ordinator: Mohan Rajasekhar

Advisor: Kiran Gunnam (2012 and 2011 PACE Chair)

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