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.

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