Vinay Shenoy    
Vinay Shenoy
Managing Director
Infineon Technologies (I) Pvt. Ltd.
Advisor - 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 manufacturing.

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 activities.

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.

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