Infineon Technologies (I) Pvt. Ltd.
Chairman - IESA
Vinay is the Managing Director of Infineon
Technologies India Pvt. Ltd, a 100% subsidiary of Infineon
Technologies AG, Germany. He is overall responsible for India
Business and Operations. He has more than two decades of
experience in Indian Semiconductor Industry and has been
associated with the sector since its nascent stages in India.
He also has been associated with Telecom, Digital Broadcasting
and Consumer Electronics Industries.
Some of the important assignments in his career have been with
major players in semiconductors and embedded systems in India
like Texas Instruments, Philips Electronics, NXP and SemIndia
at senior level. He has been responsible for strategy, new
business creation for emerging markets, Marketing & Sales,
Research & Development, new product incubation & transfer to
production, Supply & Demand side partnerships and
In the areas of Intellectual Property Management and as
Country Head for Intellectual Property & Standards at Philips,
he has led Invention disclosure assessment, novelty search,
patent drafting and filing and technology licensing
Closely associated with his Indian roots, Vinay has led
various rural initiatives in his previous assignments like
Gaon Chalo (“Let’s visit villages”), a voluntary group that
provided Philips with a window into rural India. He was behind
the market research for two products - universal spectacles,
smokeless woodstove in rural areas with NGOs. A pilot project
to sell Philips products via “Self Help Groups” on instalment
repayment basis had been designed and successfully prototyped
in rural districts around Bangalore.
A Bachelors degree holder in Electronics & Communication he
has also done his post graduation in Computer Engineering from
Bangalore University. Vinay has also received the Best Paper
award at EDIF world conference 1993 on standardization.