Founder of Planar Semiconductor; is the visionary who has conceptualized and led the development of Planar’s unique technologies. Has personally raised nearly $30 million from his various high net worth contacts in the U.S., Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan.
Started his career in the area of machine design and development of wafer coating and early spray cleaning tools, as well as of an innovative type of robotic platform; several of these technologies were successfully deployed subsequently.
Has authored several patents and technology white papers.
BS in Mechanical Engineering from Bangalore University (India).