Barry Hoberman is an independent consultant focused on MRAM and other emerging memory technologies. He specializes in overcoming the challenges of moving from technology development to manufacturing. Involved with MRAM for over 10 years, he served as CEO/Chairman of startup Spin Transfer Technologies (STT), which is developing an advanced technology based on a proprietary writing technique. He also was CMO at previous startup Crocus Technology. He has been an MRAM spokesperson at many private, government, educational, and industry forums (including Flash Memory Summit), where he addressed market opportunities, manufacturing yields, and tradeoffs among performance, retention, and endurance.
He previously led semiconductor IP companies as CEO/founder at inSilicon (communications and I/O technology, acquired by Synopsys) and CEO at Virtual Silicon (embedded memory and libraries, acquired by Mosys). He holds a BSEE from MIT and over 20 US patents. He has over 35 years experience in the semiconductor industry with a focus on memory technology.
VP Embedded Memory
Dave is the Vice President of Embedded Memory at GLOBALFOUNDRIES where he has responsibility for the embedded volatile and non-volatile memory businesses as well as the related strategic direction and initiatives. Dave is the former CEO and President of Unity Semiconductor, a RRAM industry pioneer acquired by Rambus. He has held technical and executive management roles at Rambus, Micron, SanDisk, and AMD. Dave has 30 years of engineering, marketing and strategy leadership in the semiconductor, memory and storage industries. He has deep knowledge of flash memory technology licensing and is well regarded in the technical and industry standardization community. He holds patents in NAND flash and next-generation ReRAM memory, storage system usage and high volume manufacturing.
Tetsuo Endoh joined Toshiba Co. in 1987 and was engaged in the R&D of NAND Memory. He became a lecturer at the Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University in 1995. Now, he is director of the Center for Innovative Integrated Electronic Systems (CIES) and a Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University. His current interests are novel 3D structured device technology, such as Vertical MOSFETs; high-density memory, such as SRAM, DRAM, 3D-NAND memory and STT-MRAM; and beyond-CMOS technology, such as spintronics-based non-volatile Logic for ultralow power systems such as mobile systems, AI systems and IoT systems. He is also interested in power-management technology, such as GaN on Si based power devices and power integrated circuits with low energy loss and low power consumption for automotive applications.
Nilesh Gharia has 20+ years of experience in the semiconductor industry with a diverse background in semiconductor design and product development. During his time in Broadcom, the company was acquired by the industry giant, Avago. In addition to working in large corporations such as Broadcom, he was a part of the startup team at NetLogic Microsystems which went IPO and was later acquired by the former for $3.7B. Nilesh would later work in Virtual Silicon Technology after being the 1st Engineer at Lanstar Semiconductor, and was responsible for team development and product design. After 4 years from its inception, Lanstar Semiconductor went IPO. His expertise includes: startups, emerging memories, memory compiler development, MRAM technologies, semiconductor IP development, network processors, and team/project management. Nilesh holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and has a portfolio 13 US issued patents.
Sr VP Business Development
Jeff Lewis joins Spin Transfer Technologies as Senior Vice President of Business Development, bringing extensive experience in the semiconductor IP and EDA industries, focusing on licensing technologies in the memory sector. Most recently, Lewis was Senior Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at SuVolta, Inc., where he directed the company’s licensing, and customer and market engagement activities, including their strategic partnership and ultimate acquisition by Fujitsu. Prior to SuVolta, he served as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at Innovative Silicon. Additional leadership roles include President and CEO of CiraNova, an EDA software company acquired by Synopsys, and Vice President positions at FormFactor, Artisan Components and Compass Design Automation. Lewis earned an MBA from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from UC Berkeley.