Management

Sanjay Pillay : Founder & CEO

Sanjay has 22 years of experience in Management and Engineering in Enterprise, Automotive, Consumer SoC development. He founded Austemper in march 2015, to address the need for a complete, automated, scalable safety engineering tool set, which he found to be lacking. In his various roles, Sanjay has championed and developed the advanced methodologies and flows to improve accuracy, productivity and predictability in ASIC development. Prior to founding Austemper,  he headed the world wide Enterprise SSD controller SoC development at HGST/STEC, where he also set up the Austin design center. Sanjay has also served as a functional safety consultant. Sanjay lead the SoC architecture and world wide SoC development organizations at Trident/NXP/Conexant delivering the most power efficient STB SoC. He was the head of Audio ASIC development at Maxim. Sanjay was head of ASIC development for DSP and embedded products at Cirrus Logic delivering high volume products to tier-1 customers. Prior to that he has held engineering roles spanning the entire development flow at Cirrus Logic working on consumer and automotive products. His first engineering job was at Ross Technology, a startup developing high performance SPARC Processors. His drive for continuous improvement has resulted in inventions in circuit design, power management, signal processing and algorithms with 12 issued and  multiple pending patents. He has a B.Tech in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India and a M.S in electrical engineering from Clemson University, Clemson, SC.

Arun GogineniDevelopment Lead

Arun has 12 years of experience in Engineering in Automotive and Consumer SoC development at Entropic/Trident/ NXP/Conexant along with consulting roles at Altera and Ikanos. He has had the pleasure and pain of working on inherited designs and making design modifications for memory wrapper, DFT and security modules, along with the responsibility of gate-level simulation and emulation of boot sequences for the SoCs, which provided him with a unique perspective on the challenges of design updates for testability, scalability and speed for gate level simulations and portability to emulation platforms, driving his desire to create a complete, automated and scalable tool set to address the pain points. He has a B.Tech in electrical engineering from the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada, India and a M.Tech from the National Institute of Technology Rourkela, India.

Srikanth Rengarajan : Vice President, Products & Business Development

Srikanth brings over 20 years of technology practice across automotive, mobile and embedded systems. He joined us from Broadcom Corporation where he held leadership roles in architecting, developing and marketing processor subsystems. His domain expertise in automotive gateways, Point-of-Sale, Biometric and VoIP applications  provide him unique insights to the challenges of security, safety and reliability facing developers of mission-critical compute systems. Previously he served as product line leader at Advanced Micro Devices where he led their charge into Ultra Low Power client segment. Srikanth’s pedigree include development of  the XScale mobile architecture at Intel  and SPARC CPU development at Ross Technology. He holds a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Engineering, Madras, a Master’s in Applied Physics from the Oregon Health and Sciences University and an MBA from the McCombs’ Schools of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.