Santhanakrishnan Raman    
Santhanakrishnan Raman
Managing Director, LSI India Research & Development Pvt. Ltd.
Treasurer - IESA

Santhanakrishnan Raman is the Managing Director of LSI India Research & Development Pvt. Ltd.

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, LSI Corp delivers industry-leading, highly innovative semiconductor solutions that address the “data deluge” gap. LSI India is a critical R&D center for LSI, with a large presence in Bangalore and Pune. Since his appointment as MD of LSI India in late 2010, Raman has been focusing on driving LSI India’s strategic value-add by executing to LSI’s Global R&D model.

Raman has been with LSI for 20+ years, spent 11 years (’93 to ’04) in LSI Milpitas, California before moving to LSI India in 2004. Raman continues to hold a strong engineering management responsibility besides being the MD of LSI India. On the engineering side, Raman has been working on development of multiple generations of design tools and methodologies in the Foundation R&D group at LSI.

Raman graduated with a M.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering (Microelectronics) from IIT-Kanpur in ’92 and has also completed an Executive General Management Program (EGMP) from IIM-Bangalore in ’10. Raman is a co-inventor of 6 US patents. He is an active participant and representative of LSI at industry associations, delivers keynote speeches in industry conferences, has organized and moderated panel discussions in many industry events including the VLSI Conferences in ’09 and ‘10. Raman was a Co-General Chair of the 2013 VLSI Design Conference (

Raman’s professional interests include trends in computing and software development, and emerging business models in a globalized economy. Raman reads selectively, particularly non-fiction. On the personal front, he is an avid follower of political and business news, loves everything cricket and is addicted to do video editing.

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