Wayne Rickard

Board Director

Wayne is a storage industry veteran of 20+years and a serial entrepreneur. He was formerly a VP of Seagate, an advisory board member to PMC-Sierra, as well as board member to Smarthome. Prior to that, he was co-founder/CTO of Gadzoox Networks where he participated in 4 separate public and private funding rounds, raising over $58M…

Gopi Sirineni

Board Director

Gopi is a industry veteran with 22+ years of extensive experience in the Semiconductor, Software and Systems industry as a President & CEO, Vice President of Business Units , as well as Engineer. He is now a vice president of product management for the Connectivity Business Unit of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. In this role, he…

Mark Vanderaar

Board Director

Mark Vanderaar has over 26 years, entrepreneurial, management, investment, and engineering experience in technology related businesses. He was the founder and CEO of Efficient Channel Coding (ECC) Inc., a company that developed error-correction technology IP for satellite communications. He led the company from its inception to its successful acquisition by ViaSat, Inc.. Mark has made…

Shiva K. Planjery, PhD

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer.

Shiva received a PhD in Electrical Engineering (EE) from the University of Arizona in 2013, and from the University of Cergy-Pontoise, France, in 2012 under a dual doctoral degree program. He is a co-inventor of the novel patented LDPC decoding algorithms and concepts that the company was founded on as part of his doctoral research.…

David Declercq, PhD

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer.

David was previously full professor at the ENSEA in Cergy-Pontoise, France, from 2001 to 2017. He is a senior member of the IEEE, and a widely renowned expert in the area of LDPC code and decoder design. He published more than 150 papers in the area, and holds 8 patents. Several of his contributions towards…

Bane Vasic, PhD

Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer

Bane is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona. A well known expert who has published extensively in the field of error-correction, several of his pioneering works have been recognized both in academia and industry, and considered for adoption in industry standards. Previously, he worked at Bell Labs where he…


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