About Us

Leadership Team

Samir Patel - CEO

Samir Patel is the CEO of Sankalp Semiconductor and has played a key role in setting up Sankalp’s global operations in North America and Europe. Samir has had a successful stint spanning 16 years at Rambus where his last held position was that of Sr. VP - Engineering.
He has also held senior positions at Sun Microsystems, Catalyst and National Semiconductor.

Samir Patel holds a B.Tech degree in Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mumbai and an MS degree from The University of California, Santa Barbara. He is credited with executive courses from Stanford University.

Sathish Kumar Ganesan - Vice President of Engineering

Sathish Kumar Ganesan is the Vice President of Engineering at Sankalp Semiconductor and is responsible for Worldwide Business & Engineering activities in the areas of Analog Mixed Signal Design Services and IP/ASIC developments for our customers that includes Analog Mixed Signal Design, Analog Layout, Digital, Memory, Standard Cell, Modelling, PDK, Board Design and Silicon Characterization/Validation. Sathish also manages all external strategic partnerships and foundry interactions for Sankalp Semiconductor.

He is a versatile technical leader with more than 18+ years of experience in the semiconductor industry with hand-on expertise in Analog Mixed Signal IP and ASIC developments covering from Spec to Product delivery. Prior to joining Sankalp Semiconductor Sathish held senior positions at Cadence Design Systems (USA), Cosmic Circuits (Acquired by Cadence Design Systems), Cypress Semiconductor, Samsung Electronics (S Korea) and Vinchip Systems.

He holds 3 patents and has published multiple international papers/journals.

Sathish holds BE degree in Electronics and Communications from Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering

Madhav Rao - Vice President Engineering

Madhav Rao is Vice President, Engineering at Sankalp and is responsible for all Digital, Custom Layout and Technology Foundation Services delivery, heading a team of over 450 engineering professionals.

An industry veteran with over 22 years of experience in semiconductor space, Madhav had been associated for 21 years with Wipro – from being a Project Engineer in 1994 to having held the post of General Manager & Delivery Head of Wipro’s Semiconductor & Systems Division where he had managed several global customers and a large group of engineers.

Madhav holds BE degree from Mumbai and an M.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur.

Abhijit Dutta - Head of Mixed Signal Solutions

Abhijit Dutta is the Head of Mixed Signal Solutions. He has more than 32 years of experience in System level, Digital and Mixed Signal design in a wide variety of product domains. Starting his career in T.I.F.R. (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research), he has managed several successful teams in Cadence Design Systems, Cisco Systems, Intel and NXP. His expertise lies in the area of design of automotive qualified IC’s. Prior to joining Sankalp, Abhijit was Head of NXP Bangalore Centre. Abhijit holds a B. Tech Degree (Radio Physics & Electronics) from Calcutta University

Prakash Easwaran - Technical Advisor

Prakash Easwaran is the Technical Advisor for Analog & Mixed Signal Group. He is a semiconductor veteran with more than 24 years of experience in various semiconductor and systems companies like Texas Instruments, Cosmic Circuits and InnoRel Systems. His expertise lies in building high performance teams executing analog mixed projects in automotive, consumer and networking domains.  

Prakash was the CTO of Cosmic Circuits before its successful acquisition by Cadence. Prakash has 5 papers and 29 patents attributed to his name.

Hisaya Keida - Japan Head

Hisaya Keida is the Japan Head at Sankalp and is responsible for executing the expansion of Sankalp’s presence and tasked to take the company to the next level in Asia including Japan. An industry veteran with over 36 years of experience in the semiconductor space and a pioneer of fables ASIC business in Japan. Hisaya Keida was the CTO of Kawasaki Microelectronics, and responsible for all oversea (USA, Taiwan, India) operations and engineering before it was acquired by Megachips. His expertise lies in developing libraries, IOs, memories, analog mixed signal IPs in networking domains, process and manufacturing. Hisaya Keida holds Bachelor of Engineering degree from Waseda University in Tokyo Japan.