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P. Raja Manickam - Founder & CEO
Raja Manickam founded Tessolve in 2003 with a dream of creating a productization company from physical silicon to high volume manufacturing his work experience being in product companies, fabless companies in Silicon Valley and high volume factories in Singapore, Malaysia and Japan, is a unique combination to succeed in New Product Introduction cycle. He started his career in Texas Instruments as a test engineer and later with Fairchild, National Semiconductor. He was with DTS and Viko test labs and was involved in the early startup of STATS and UTAC. Has held engineering, product line, sales and marketing responsibilities in his 30 year career. Alumni of IIT Kgp in ECE.
Srinivas Chinamilli - Co-Founder & President
Srinivas has more than 25 years of experience in semiconductor Test and Product engineering. He has held management and technical positions at Cirrus Logic and was the Director of Worldwide Test engineering at Centillium Communications prior to joining Tessolve. He has extensive experience in the area of Mixed Signal and System on Chip test development, high volume production test and offshore test subcontractor management. He has received his B.E. (Electrical and Electronics) from Birla Institute of Technology and M.S. in Electrical engineering from the University of Southern California.
Dr. Veerappan V - Co-Founder & Director
Veerappan brings with him 33 years of varied experience in companies like Sterling Electronics - a pioneer in the Indian electronics industry. He was then with DCM Data Products as a Territory Manager before handling national level sales and customer support operations with Wipro Technologies. Veerappan then moved on to Motorola as GM - Operations in-charge of MIS, Facilities, HR, Admin, PR, Systems and Commercial. He had a brief stint as Head of Operations & Business Development of BPL Telecom before Tessolve.
Narain Raamkumar - CFO & Company Secretary
Narain Raamkumar is an Associate Member of Institute of Cost and Management Accountants (ACMA) and also of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ACS). He has diversified experience in Middle and Senior Management positions for over 21 years having worked across areas such as Finance, Accounts, Operations and General Management. He has worked in the Manufacturing, Construction, IT / Education sectors and his areas of expertise include managing financing requirements through equity and debt, establishing financial discipline and controls, monitoring company's financial and operational performance.
Sunil Walia - Sr. Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Sunil has over 20 years of industry experience with roles spanning sales, business development, product marketing/management and VLSI design. He has a proven sales record of managing and growing multi-million $ business, driving new business and strategies. Prior to joining Tessolve, he was responsible for driving new semiconductor and embedded solutions business for Aricent. He has launched new products, driven go-to-market strategies and built strong marketing outreach as part of his decade long tenure in the EDA (electronic design automation) industry with Magma design automation, Synopsys and Cadence. He has a Master's degree in Electrical and Computer Engg and entrepreneurship program from University of Iowa and started his career as a microprocessor designer at Sun Microsystems. He is based in silicon valley, CA.
D. Rajakumar - Vice President, Operations
Rajakumar has 25+ years of experience in Test & Measurement, including semiconductor test and in-circuit board test. Earlier, as General Manager at Third Millennium Test Solutions (3MTS), he handled the India center for 10 years, managing engineering teams for PXI based low cost ATEs. He was earlier at SRA Systems, providing offshore test engineering services for semiconductor on PXI based ATEs. Prior to that, at Murugappa Electronics (MEL Systems, MELSS) for 10 years, Rajakumar held diverse technical and management positions from Tech Support to Development & Engineering of T&M systems. He received his BE from Madurai Kamaraj University, Diploma in Management from IGNOU New Delhi, and Executive MBA from KSOU Mysore.
Anand Muthaiah - Vice President, Test Engineering
Anand is a graduate from BIT, Bangalore and did his masters at the University of South Florida, majoring in Solar Cell Manufacturing Technology. He moved to VLSI and work in Product / Test and design Engineering at Cyrix, National Semiconductor and later moved to Tester applications at LTX corporation. He has extensive knowledge in Digital test, hardware design and volume production.
Ram Jonnavithula - Vice President, Engineering
Ram Jonnavithula is the Vice President Engineering at Tessolve and currently heads the Tessolve Design Engineering Services division. He has over 22 years of experience in semiconductor industry. Prior to Tessolve, he was the founding member and CEO of Sykatiya Technologies. He was responsible for companies vision and growth strategy. He also served in various roles at Texas Instruments (India), building high energy, high impact teams, delivering timely business solutions. He began his journey into semiconductor at Cirrus Logic, later at S3 Inc and Broadcom Corporation. Ram has been a part-time faculty at Wayne State University. Ram has received M.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Wayne State University and GMITE from IIM Bangalore, India.
Yogan - Vice president, Engineering
Yogan is the Vice President of Test Engineering at Tessolve and currently heads the Tessolve Coimbatore PCB Engineering Division. He has behind him 26 years of experience in the Semiconductor Test industry. Before joining Tessolve, Yogan was with Teradyne Asia Test Application Group, handling Test Engineering projects from Teradyne US and Europe. His experience includes providing Turnkey Test Solution for various Converters, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and WiMax technologies. Yogan's earlier years were with Salland Engineering, National Semiconductor and SPEL where he was involved in Test Engineering that include Test Hardware, Test Program Development, Debug and Release to Production. He has presented papers on Test technique at various conferences including the TUG, Semicon and written articles in Test and Measurement World and Semiconductor Manufacturing.
Sundararajan - Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Sundararajan is a Graduate in Electronics & Communication Engineering and has 24 years of total experience in Project Engineering and Sales & Marketing. He has 14 years of focused experience in sales & marketing in EDA / CAE software solutions and Engineering Services with Future Techno Designs and AT & S ECAD. Prior to Tessolve, he was with AT & S ECAD as Vice President (Business Operations), heading a sales & support team involved in Business Development activities of the PCB Engineering Services and Software solutions the company was providing. As one of the key management members at AT & S ECAD he was also responsible for business operations & strategic initiatives for the organisations growth.
Surendra Nathan - Director, Operations (Singapore)
Nathan has a total of nearly 36 yrs of working experience of which 28 years has been in the semiconductor and semiconductor related fields. Prior to joining Tessolve he worked at National Semiconductor, Singapore as Equipment Engineering Manager. Manufacturing, Test / Back-end Process and Equipment Engineering are his fields of expertise.
Purna Mohanty - Vice President, Engineering & Operations (USA)
Purna brings in 22+ years of SoC development experience in leading products from their inception to market deployment and volume production. Purna's global execution skill, complemented by his foresight in engineering, has brought in significant savings in terms of time to market and production cost for customers. He has 5 patents in the areas of SoC verification and emulation. A technology entrepreneur at heart, Purna co-founded Aims Technology and ASIC Architect, and served at various other Silicon Valley technology start-ups. He has held engineering and management positions at Sony, LSI Logic, Adaptec, Philips, and Semtech. Purna holds a BSEE from NIT, Rourkela, India, and a MSEE from University of Toledo, OH, USA.