Raj has over 22 years of combined experience in electronics in the areas of robotics, instrumentation design & production, VLSI semiconductor design & manufacturing, as well as Analog/Mixed-Signal IP and software development. Prior to Anasim, Raj founded and grew ComLSI, served as a Director of Design Engineering at Cirrus Logic and as Senior Manager for IC Design at Lovoltech Inc., and spent 7+ years at Intel Corporation where he was responsible in his final role for strategic research and program management in the areas of microprocessor power delivery, IO and packaging. VLSI design areas that Raj contributed to are memory (RAM, ROM), integrated voltage regulation, image sensor architecture, switched-cap circuits, clock generation & distribution, high-speed signaling, and microprocessor power delivery.
Noteworthy among Raj’s industry-first accomplishments are the first robotic automatic hydraulic excavator testing system, conceived and developed in 1987-1989, that continues to be in use today at L&T-Bangalore Works, Bangalore, India. Raj also conceived of and implemented the industry’s first on-die, distributed, high-bandwidth voltage regulation system into Intel microcontrollers 80196NV(tm) and 80296SB(tm), in 1996, that minimized the need for on-die capacitance and saved die area. At ComLSI, Raj developed Active Noise Regulators (ANR’s) and local voltage regulators that assist high-performance microprocessor and ASIC power delivery in the nanoscale regimes. Most recently, he led the development of a 30 meter HDMI 1.3 link over Cat5e-equivalent cabling implementing advanced TMDS and symmetric, true-differential Class-B Differential Signaling (CBDS) circuits.
Raj holds 40+ US and international patents and has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He founded the Phoenix Chapter of the AZ Nanotechnology Cluster and co-chaired the cluster from 2004 to 2006, leading it to its first successful Nanotechnology Symposium held at Phoenix on March 16, 2006. Access his executive summary here.