Alan Tsun joined Snowbush in 2010 as the Director of Integrated Solutions, bringing an extensive background in semiconductor/IP/SoC products and technology. As General Manager, Alan now leads Snowbush in the development of industry-leading high-speed IP for PCI-Express, SATA/SAS and Ethernet in some of the most advanced process nodes including 28nm. Prior to joining Snowbush IP, he worked in the semiconductor industry for nearly 20 years, most recently as Vice President, Advanced Solutions Development & Canadian Operations at QuickLogic, a manufacturer of Customer Specific Standard Products (CSSP) for the mobile market. Prior to that, he held a variety of engineering and management positions at V3 Semiconductor, a provider of embedded solutions, prior to its acquisition by QuickLogic.
Alan received a bachelor's degree in Electronic Information System Engineering from the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada and completed the Ivey Executive Program at the Richard Ivey School of Business in the University of Western Ontario, Canada.
Niraj Mathur is responsible for the Digital Design, Program Management and Application Engineering functional areas at Snowbush IP. Niraj has over 12 years of industry experience in advanced SOC design, verification, software, and management of cross functional Engineering groups. Prior to joining Snowbush IP, Niraj managed chip design teams at startup Quake Technologies where he developed one of the world's first 10 Gigabit Ethernet devices. As a result of its tremendous product successes, Quake was acquired by AppliedMicro in 2007. Niraj has also developed complex silicon for core Internet switch and metropolitan optical network products at Nortel Networks (now Ericsson). Niraj holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from McGill University and an MBA from Cornell University.
Sarkis Narkizian has over 25 years of experience in Semiconductor, IP and EDA industry with extensive experience in worldwide sales, business development, field operation, and global account management. Prior to joining Snowbush, Sarkis held Vice President of Sales and Business Development position at Sabio Labs (acquired by Magma Design Automation), Vice President of RFIC Business Development at Applied Wave Research (acquired by National Instruments), and Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Mosaic Systems. He also held Sales Director positions at Accenia and Barcelona Design. Sarkis is a veteran of Cadence's services organization and held several senior design services sales, solution architect, and consulting executive positions and played a key role in the transformation of its services business from project based to total solution model. He began his engineering career with Microchip Technology. Sarkis holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of La Verne, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University, and an MBA from University of Phoenix.
Saman Sadr has more than 8 years of industry experience in analog IC design for various analog front-end circuits and their sub-blocks including Read Channels, Serializer and De-serializer circuits, PLLs, clock and data recovery circuits, and analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters. He is currently leading the analog design team at Snowbush IP. Saman received his degrees from Sharif University of Technology in Iran in Electrical Engineering and University of Toronto in Canada in RF circuit design.
Jorge Varona leads the physical design activities at Snowbush IP and the operations and development of our near-shore design centers. His professional experience is in the areas of analog integrated circuits and MEMS and has been a co-founder of two technology-based companies. Prior to joining Snowbush, Jorge has beenworked as a Design Engineer for companies such asincluding Texas Instruments. Jorge has published over 25 peer-reviewed technical papers and holds two patents; he is an adjunct Professor at Universidad Panamericana. Jorge holds a Bachelor of Science in EE from Universidad Panamericana, Mexico, a Master in Science degree in analog circuit design from the University of Toronto, Canada, and a PhD degree in EE from the State University of Morelos, Mexico. Jorge has completed executive programs at IPADE Business School and is also a Senior Member of the IEEE.
Kevin Walsh is a senior marketing executive with more than 25 years of experience in IP and EDA. He has an extensive background marketing IP, including strategic and tactical planning, mergers and acquisitions, setting up distribution channels and joint marketing partnerships. Kevin served as Vice President of Marketing at inSilicon and Arasan Chip Systems, and at Synopsys, as Director of Marketing. He worked recently as Vice President of Marketing at Fresco Logic, Inc. He was Executive Vice President and a founder at Sapphire Design Automation, now Sequence Design. He was also Vice President of Marketing at Simplex Solutions. He has degrees from the University of California Berkeley in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science where he received a Bachelors of Science and from Pepperdine University where he received his Masters of Business Administration.