EdgeCortix Expands Strategic Advisory Board with Appointment of Semiconductor Industry Veteran Akira Takata
The company today announced the appointment of Akira Takata, former CEO and President of MegaChips Corporation who will serve as a semiconductor industry advisor to the EdgeCortix Strategic Advisory Board (ESAB). ESAB was created as a platform for exceptional business leaders and thought leaders to advise EdgeCortix on key business and market strategies and go-to-market initiatives. products based on their respective and unique areas of expertise.
“I am very happy to announce Akira Takata appointment to lead the semiconductor industry advisory role,” said Sakyasingha DasguptaCEO and Founder of EdgeCortix, “Takata-san’s expertise as a founding member of a Japanese semiconductor startup, and his three decades of leadership of a listed fabless semiconductor company in exchange, focused on consumer, telecom/networking and industrial applications, positions him perfectly to contribute as a leading member of ESAB.At MegaChips, Takata-san has been instrumental in key strategic acquisitions such as SiTime in 2014 and Kawasaki Microelectronics in 2012, both of which have proven over time to be transformative decisions. Takata-san’s knowledge and expertise gained in transforming MegaChips Corporation into a global semiconductor leader dynamic and growth-oriented will be especially helpful to EdgeCortix as we seek to bring our unique AI-accelerating IP and silicon to our partners and customers around the world. entire. »
Mr. Takata currently serves on the board of directors of SiTime, the market leader in MEMS-based precision timing. Previously, he served as President and CEO of MegaChips Corporation, from 2011 to 2019, the second-largest fabless semiconductor company based in Japan. During his three decades with MegaChips, Mr. Takata rose through the ranks of the company, rising from a member of the founding team of MegaChips to various leadership positions including Business Unit Director, Chief production, officer of the office of alliance strategy and director of the office of corporate strategy, up to the position of CEO. During his tenure, he facilitated the transformation of the business from a largely Japan focused business into a leading global fabless semiconductor company. From 2014 to 2019, Mr. Takata also served on the board of Global Semiconductor Alliance, a leading organization in the semiconductor industry.
“I am very pleased to join the EdgeCortix Strategic Advisory Board at this moment of transformation in the semiconductor industry. Given the tectonic shift in information processing at the edge, companies are now looking for performance close to from the cloud level where data curation and AI-based decision making can Due to this shift, the market opportunity for the EdgeCortix solution set is huge, driven by practical business needs across multiple industries that require both smart low-energy and cost-effective solutions.“, said Akira Takata “Given the exponential global growth of data and devices, I look forward to supporting EdgeCortix in its efforts to transform the edge AI market with a cutting-edge IP portfolio that can deliver performance with orders of magnitude greater. better energy efficiency and lower total cost of ownership than existing solutions.I am very interested in sharing my insights with partners and customers on the differentiated business value that EdgeCortix solutions can deliver to their global end customers.
About EdgeCortix Inc.
EdgeCortix is a fabless semiconductor design company focused on energy-efficient edge intelligence. It was founded in 2019 with the radical idea of taking a software-first approach, while designing an AI-specific runtime reconfigurable processor from the ground up using a technique called “hardware and software co-exploration “. Targeting advanced computer vision applications first, using proprietary hardware and software IPs on existing processors such as FPGAs and custom-designed ASICs, the company aims to positively disrupt the growing AI hardware space. fast in defense, aerospace, smart cities, industry 4.0, autonomous vehicles and robotics.
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