Management Team

Yaseen Ahmed

CEO

Yaseen Ahamed is a young founder and the CEO of LeadSoc Technologies. He has more than a decade of technical experience in physical design and verification of aggressive SoCs in advanced nodes like 14nm, 10nm and 7nm (including some of the most successful mobile chipsets).

Manoj Subramanian

COO

Manoj comes with more than 2.5 decades of experience as a Senior Human Resources and Sales Professional with generalist background having successfully demonstrated record of success and career progression in a fast paced, high tech work environment in Companies like UB Group, IONIDEA, SATYAM ( Now Tech Mahindra), Hewlett Packard, Centillium, Amba Research, Ikanos and Qualcomm.

Suresh Rao

VP, Head of Business Development

A seasoned professional with nearly three decades of experience primarily in Software Design services,  in his current role he focusses on growing the business in VLSI & Embedded SW design services by enabling meaningful engagement with key players in the Telecom, Automotive, IOT & Healthcare. 

M N Kumar

Chief Strategy Officer / Head of Engineering

M.N. Kumar, Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) and Head of Engineering, comes with more than 3 decades of experience in multiple successful product startups and MNCs. He has nurtured and built teams to successfully design, deliver and support SoCs and SoC based systems to Tier-1 customers world wide.

Technology Team

Shridhar Bindagi

Senior Architect – Embedded & Platform SW

Senior Architect with over two decades of experience in designing & developing products for edge communication products.

He has extensive experience in HW & OS bring up, Drivers, Secure Boot ( TE),  HAL / OSAL design, Performance & Stability analysis on Real time Systems

Karthikeyan V

Senior Architect - DSP & Embedded Software

Engineering leader with over 2 decades of industry experience working on DSP/Embedded firmware development for complex, high density multiprocessor SOC. Extensive experience in design & implementation of efficient DSP microkernel/subsystem software across TI, Tensilica, Ceva, Freescale platforms.

Narasimha Rao

Senior Architect - DSP & Embedded SW

Rao is a Senior Architect in DSP based physical layer and multimedia software development. He has over two decades of experience in leading the DSP software development, sustenance activities and customer interaction across wireless communication infrastructure and telecom media gateway products. 

Anand KC

Senior Architect – Firmware & Embedded SW

Senior Architect with over two decades of experience in designing & developing products for core & edge communication products, wireline and wireless products. He has extensive experience in HW & Firmware bring up, OSAL design, Performance & Stability analysis on Real time Systems. 

Satishbabu Kopparthi

Senior SME – Digital Backend Design

Satishbabu is Senior SME and has well over a decade of Experience in the Semiconductor Industry. He has extensive experience in various aspects of Digital Backend Design like Physical Design, STA, Synthesis, Formal Verification, Low Power Verification to name a few. 

Yaseen Ahmed

CEO

Yaseen Ahamed is a young founder and the CEO of LeadSoc Technologies. He has more than a decade of technical experience in physical design and verification of aggressive SoCs in advanced nodes like 14nm, 10nm and 7nm (including some of the most successful mobile chipsets). He is a serial entrepreneur with a vision to provide top notch end-to-end Design services covering VLSI/SoC, Software and Systems. He has a passion for building teams with exceptional talent. He strongly believes in delivering value to client by providing exceptionally innovative design services. He is a diligent planner and works hard on developing customized business strategies for various segments. His holistic approach ensures in creating a mutually beneficial business environment for customers, partners, employees, and all stakeholders.

He started his career at L&T Technological Services (LTTS) and later worked at few startups. The stint at startups gave him valuable insights in creating & sustaining a viable business venture. He then moved out to start his own venture – LeadSoc in 2017!!   He has a Masters in VLSI Design from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University.

Manoj Subramanian

COO

Manoj Subramanian, Chief Operating Officer (COO), holds a MBA from TAPMI and an Engineering Degree from MSRIT and comes with more than 2.5 decades of experience as a Senior Human Resources and Sales Professional with generalist background having successfully demonstrated record of success and career progression in a fast paced, high tech work environment in Companies like UB Group, IONIDEA, SATYAM ( Now Tech Mahindra), Hewlett Packard, Centillium, Amba Research, Ikanos and Qualcomm. Built Organizations from scratch to 500+, been part of Engineering Design Teams, worked in start- ups to large multinational corporations, worked and travelled across the globe and managed large successful teams to delivery.

Capability to work with multiple Business Leaders in the Organization and be a catalyst in delivering Sales & HR solutions that support the specific needs and overall business objectives with bottom line focus. Talent acquisition, talent management and talent retention in a highly competitive market – strategic workforce assessment, resource management and talent planning; employee development strategies and programs; change management (Organisation Development); communication strategies; employee relations, performance management, integration post -merger and transformation exercises. Handled end to end delivery of HR solutions right from Talent Attraction to Talent separation both voluntary and involuntary.

Looking to Partner with Clients and Help them Partner their Growth – Beyond Boundaries.

Suresh Rao

VP, Head of Business Development

A seasoned professional with nearly three decades of experience primarily in Software Design services,  in his current role he focusses on growing the business in VLSI & Embedded SW design services by enabling meaningful engagement with key players in the Telecom, Automotive, IOT & Healthcare.  He has a rich experience of nurturing large Engineering engagements with annual revenues of 80+ M USD spanning a team of 1500+ spread across multiple offshore locations with clients across Americas, Europe & APAC.  These engagements have been a mix of SLA based Managed services and Outcome based projects in Revenue Share. These engagements span Product SW development for CPE, Access, Edge & Core devices across Wireless, Wireline and IOT segments. He has also enabled business development by taking join value proposition with partners to address client projects which may require integration of specific 3rd party IP’s.

Prior to joining LeadSoc, he was the Senior Delivery Head for Telecom Product Engineering @ Tech Mahindra. Prior to this he has managed Delivery Head roles @ Wipro & Infosys Engineering Services for Telecom & ISV segments. He has good understanding of Telecom & IOT business and the Product Engineering Life Cycle. He believes in creating strong identity for LeadSoc through in-house Labs ( powered by open source )  for VLSI & Embedded Software which will enable to nurture a vibrant talent pool, foster innovation. He also believes that delivering value is key to creating customer loyalty, hence enabling business growth. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Engg ( Telecom ) from Bangalore University.

M N Kumar

Chief Strategy Officer / Head of Engineering

M.N. Kumar, Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) and Head of Engineering, comes with more than 3 decades of experience in multiple successful product startups and MNCs. He has nurtured and built teams to successfully design, deliver and support SoCs and SoC based systems to Tier-1 customers world wide.

He has worked at Microelectronics Group at ITI, Bangalore and ST Microelectronics, in Agrate, Italy before joining Arcus Technology, possibly India’s first fabless Chip Company, which was acquired by Cypress Semiconductors. In 2000, he left Cypress Semiconductor to co-found vEngines, an early innovator of packet voice processors for use in VoIP etc. vEngines was acquired by Centillium Communications where he lead engineering at for various product lines like Voice Processors, xDSL, EPON, Home Gateway etc.After Centillium merged withTranswitch, he was the head of the Bangalore Technology Center. In 2012, he started and led the India Operations of Aquantia Inc. Aquantia had its IPO in 2017 and was acquired by Marvell Semiconductors in 2019, where he was Sr. Director, before joining LeadSoC.

He holds a Masters degree in Microelectronics from IIT-Bombay. He is a Sr. Member of IEEE and past chairperson of the Nano Technology Council- IEEE Bangalore.

Shridhar Bindagi

Senior Architect – Embedded & Platform SW

Senior Architect with over two decades of experience in designing & developing products for edge communication products.

He has extensive experience in HW & OS bring up, Drivers, Secure Boot ( TE),  HAL / OSAL design, Performance & Stability analysis on Real time Systems. He also has extensively worked on RTL validation process, designing & developing build / debug tools for DSP architectures. He is familiar with FPGAs, x86, Freescale, ARM, Proprietary architectures.  He has experience in designing Diagnostics frameworks for products and Diagnostic solutions for increasing yield in manufacturing.  Debugging is his forte, He has a strong background in design tools & complex build systems. Strong leadership skills & passion for mentoring juniors in the team. 

He has a wealth of experience working with Overseas Product Development groups of customers. Notable ones include the groups at Ericsson (Santa Clara, USA), Acton (Taiwan), Silicon Space Technology (USA), Airvana (MA, USA), Centillium Communications Inc. Fremont, California, USA, ZTE (China) and Alcatel Lucent, China

Karthikeyan V

Senior Architect - DSP & Embedded Software

Engineering leader with over 2 decades of industry experience working on DSP/Embedded firmware development for complex, high density multiprocessor SOC. Extensive experience in design & implementation of efficient DSP microkernel/subsystem software across TI, Tensilica, Ceva, Freescale platforms. DSP firmware development (optimized implementation and debugging) on several DSP architectures. Extensive experience working on SoCs for VoIP Media Gateways, Residential Gateways used in Fixed & Mobile Infrastructure. He has also worked on Wireless Communication technologies. Extensive experience across complete SoC development lifecycle from product conception, FPGA based pre-silicon emulation & verification, post silicon bring up, customer support up to revenue realization. In depth experience working on resource constrained multicore/multiprocessor environment. He was a key member of R&D team at Centillium / Transwitch, Airvana, Audience Communications building products for customers like NEC, Hitachi & Lucent( Now Nokia) and Mobile Device OEM’s.  

Holds a Masters in Elec. Engg from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Narasimha Rao

Senior Architect - DSP & Embedded SW

Rao is a Senior Architect in DSP based physical layer and multimedia software development. He has over two decades of experience in leading the DSP software development, sustenance activities and customer interaction across wireless communication infrastructure and telecom media gateway products. He brings rich expertise in technologies such as 2G, 3G, 4G LTE apart from multimedia speech/audio systems. He has extensively worked in architecting multiple physical layer designs and optimizing DSP software on state-of-the-art SoCs in multi core environment. He possesses strong background in digital communication theory, signal processing theory and hands on in system debugging aspects. He has proven experience in leading, mentoring and team bring up activities. He was key member of R&D teams at TI, Centillium / Transwitch, Airvana and Lekha Wireless.

He has a Master’s degree in Electronics and Communications from Mysore University.

Anand KC

Senior Architect – Firmware & Embedded SW

Senior Architect with over two decades of experience in designing & developing products for core & edge communication products, wireline and wireless products. He has extensive experience in HW & Firmware bring up, OSAL design, Performance & Stability analysis on Real time Systems. He also has extensively worked on VoIP, GSM, Routing & Switching, RTL validation, designing, Firmware & DSP , Deep Learning (QCOM) architectures. He is familiar with FPGAs, x86, ARM.  Debugging on complex field issues and crash resolutions is his forte. He has a strong background in design tools. He has a wealth of experience working with Overseas Product Development groups of customers. Notable ones include the groups at Lucent, Alcatel, Ikanos (Freemont), NTT Japan.

 He holds a Master’s degree in Digital Communication from NIT, Calicut.

Satishbabu Kopparthi

Senior SME – Digital Backend Design

Satishbabu is Senior SME and has well over a decade of Experience in the Semiconductor Industry. He has extensive experience in various aspects of Digital Backend Design like Physical Design, STA, Synthesis, Formal Verification, Low Power Verification to name a few. He has managed end-to-end Backend Design implementation for ASIC/SOC based platforms. He has been involved in successful tape-out of multiple SOC’s for leading Semicon OEM’s, including several RTL to GDS. He has a passion for mentoring juniors and the is driving force behind the VLSI in-house Lab @ LeadSoc. He holds a Master’s degree ( M Tech ) in VLSI Design from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University.

Synthesis & QC DFT

Physical Design

Analog & Custom Design

Digital Design & Verification

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