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Ashok Kapoor, PhD

Director, Silicon Valley Operations, PhotonIC Corp.

Dr. Kapoor is a senior technologist with more than three decades of experience in the design and development of cutting-edge semiconductor technologies for extremely low power applications. Before joining PhotonIC Corp., he served as chief scientist at SuVolta, Inc., where he worked extensively on complementary JFET technologies for low-power VLSI applications, and at Semi Solutions, where he developed a technology for reducing power dissipation in nanoscale MOS transistors. Before this, he served in a research capacity for such industry leaders as Fairchild Semiconductor, Hewlett Packard, National Semiconductor, and LSI Corporation.

Dr. Kapoor received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, and his master’s degree and doctorate in semiconductor technology from the University of Cincinnati. He has coauthored more than 35 publications; coedited an IEEE text, Polysilicon Emitter Bipolar Transistors; and boasts more than 100 patents.