Welcome to the FPGA Revolution!

Rapid Silicon aims to set the standard for FPGAs and FPGA SoCs

Vision

To build the largest independent AI-enabled FPGA company

Mission

RapidSilicon is a leader in providing domain-specific FPGAs for diverse target applications and power, performance and area (PPA). We utilize a combination of open-source methodology and proprietary AI technology to enable a fast and seamless design-to-silicon experience.

Our Applications

We provide a wide variety of domain-specific FPGA’s suited to diverse target applications, a variety of industry verticals, and multiple PPA needs.

Telecom

The telecom industry faces many design challenges due to rapidly evolving technology and standards. 5G deployments in multitude of use cases brings about a need to develop different equipment to address different needs....Read MoreFPGA technology plays a vital role in advancing new applications in telecom due to its high bandwidth, low-latency, and time to market advantages. RapidSilicon’s solutions are ideally designed for data transmission and conversion, bridging protocols, and packet processing. They are optimally designed for wireless and wireline technologies such as remote radio heads, base stations, backhaul, routers, switches, and gateways.

Industrial

The Industry 4.0 revolution is unleashing a smarter, more connected world, and FPGA technology is enabling the high bandwidth and real time processing requirements these applications demand at the edge....Read More The use of FPGAs is growing and expanding in new applications such as robotics, computer vision inspection and predictive maintenance, while continuing to maintain a key role in more traditional applications such as motor control and industrial networking. FPGAs flexibility allows a single board or system to be customized to accommodate many varying and machine-specific protocols to meet the end user requirements.

Automotive

Autonomous driving and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) require complex compute and sensor fusion capabilities. RapidSilicon’s FPGAs aggregate input from sensors ...Read More and monitors using a variety of in-vehicle communication protocols that are optimized for ADAS applications. Infotainment applications such as navigation systems, headrest-mounted displays, smartphone integration, in-vehicle Wi-Fi, and vehicle performance management and monitoring all benefit from the flexibility and re-programmability of FPGAs.

Data Processing

Data processing applications span a variety of industries and require high performance parallel processing capabilities including data ingress and egress, signal processing ...Read More , packet processing, video processing, compression and decompression, encryption, and more. FPGAs are playing an increasing important role in enabling these applications due to their performance, parallel processing, low latency, sophisticated networking and memory capabilities and flexibility. The array architecture of FPGAs, and the abundance of I/Os to pass data upstream or downstream efficiently, makes them ideal for the compute and data movement and processing for these applications.

Led by Experienced Entrepreneurs and the Inventors of OpenFPGA

RapidSilicon is one of the leading companies working in the open-source FPGA space. We guarantee innovative solutions with fast turn-around and reduced time-to-market. We have a world-class team including the inventors and industry veterans.

Dr. Naveed Sherwani

Chairman & CEO

  • 35 years of semiconductor (academia, industry and entrepreneurial) experience.
  • Founded or cofounded 11 companies, several successful exits.
  • Managed companies with combined market valuation of $3B.

Joe Chen

COO

  • 28 years of semiconductor experience, of which 20 years in China, as CEO and various executive roles in sales, marketing, and operations in IC design, foundry, and equipment.
  • Successful track record in revenue generation through creative customer collaboration, focused Go-to-Market strategies, and tiered distribution strategies at leading global companies

Prof. Pierre-Emmanuel Gaillardon

CTO

  • Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department at The University of Utah.
  • Leads the Laboratory for NanoIntegrated Systems (LNIS)
  • Focus on the development of reconfigurable logic architectures and digital circuits exploiting emerging device technologies and novel EDA techniques. Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from CEA-LETI, Grenoble, France and the University of Lyon, France.

Dr. Xifan Tang

Chief Engineer

  • Research Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department at The University of Utah.
  • Focus research in computer-aided design for programmable architecture and emerging technologies.
  • Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2017

Dr. Naveed Sherwani

Chairman & CEO

  • 35 years of semiconductor (academia, industry and entrepreneurial) experience.
  • Founded or cofounded 11 companies, several
    successful exits.
  • Managed companies with combined market valuation of $3B.

Prof. Pierre-Emmanuel Gaillardon

CTO

  • Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department at The University of Utah.
  • Leads the Laboratory for NanoIntegrated Systems (LNIS)
  • Focus on the development of reconfigurable logic architectures and digital circuits exploiting emerging device technologies and novel EDA techniques. Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from CEA-LETI, Grenoble, France and the University of Lyon, France.

Joe Chen

COO

  • 28 years of semiconductor experience, of which 20 years in China, as CEO and various executive roles in sales, marketing, and operations in IC design, foundry, and equipment.
  • Successful track record in revenue generation through creative customer collaboration, focused Go-to-Market strategies, and tiered distribution strategies at leading global companies

Dr. Xifan Tang

Chief Engineer

  • Research Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department at The University of Utah.
  • Focus research in computer-aided design for programmable architecture and emerging technologies.
  • Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2017