Mr. Ram Reddy is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Madras and holds an M.S.E.E. degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin. He has over 40 years of experience in Silicon Valley in the areas of design, manufacturing, and marketing of various integrated circuits (ICs). He has successfully started several semiconductor design companies and sold them to larger companies in the last 18 years.
His ventures included Lotus Designs Corp., Silicon Logic, and Startech Semiconductor, all of which were based in Silicon Valley. Prior to starting his first company in 1982, he worked as a Section Manager at American Microsystems in Santa Clara, California. He was responsible for designing the world’s first DSP chip. Ram started MosChip in Hyderabad in 1999 which is the first public listed semiconductor company in India. MosChip was started as a product company and as of today has shipped about 10 million chips around the world to customers such as Sony, Toshiba, Rockwell Collins ( Airbus ), IBM etc. Over the years, MosChip has grown into different Business Units concentrating on IOT, Defence Systems ( FPGA designs ), Custom Design of Semiconductors/ Staff Augmentation and has about 350 employees worldwide. MosChip has made quite a bit inroads into Indian DRDO Labs partnering in Systems and Semiconductor SoC designs, truly being " Made In India and Made for India".
Ram has extensive experience in sub-contracting manufacturing needs of semiconductors and marketing these products worldwide. His customer list included major PC manufacturers such as Compaq Computers and communication technology companies such as Nokia Systems out of Finland.