Ravi Satrawada – CEO and President
Ravi Satrawada worked as a Senior Manager at RF MicroDevices, Calif. At RFMD he worked on several SOC Designs addressing 802.11, GPS and GSM products. Prior to RFMD, he was the Hardware Director of ComtTier Inc, Calif., a subsidiary of Andrew Corporation. At ComTier, Ravi and his team successfully deployed PCI Geo-stationary Satellite Modem products including two complex SoC’s implementing the statellite modem. Prior to ComTier Ravi Satrawada worked at Stanford Telecom, Calif. and Wipro India. He carries over 15 years of experience in System Level Architecture and ASIC Design products and about 8 years of management experience in the ASIC Design and verification. His primary contribution as individual contributor has been on implementing complex DSP algorithms and network protocols used in PHY and MAC layers of Wireless LAN, Satellite, LMDS and WLL systems. Ravi Satrawada continues to offer his consulting services to Fortune 500 companies and start-ups including BroadCom, SiBeam, HStream and Amicus in Silicon Valley. Ravi Satrawada holds MS degree in Telecommunications from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.
Alpesh Oza – COO
Alpesh brings 10+ years of ASIC and SoC design experience. Before joining Esencia, Alpesh was a staff design engineer at Intel and worked on several SoC products and led implementations of many complex ASIC designs. His primary expertise is in ASIC digital design in areas of Ethernet switch/router, Microprocessor and Memory Subsystem design and Video compression. Alpesh holds a M.S.E.E from California State University and 4 patents in digital design of memory subsystems.
Miguel Guerrero – CTO
Miguel brings 16 years of industry experience to Esencia. He worked as Sr. architect at NVIDIA mobile division in the definition and modeling of several video encoder / decoders (H.264 / VC-1 and VP8) and other video processing related functions. Prior to that, Miguel worked as ASIC designer and architect for Intel in the networking division leading the development of high speed classification engines used in multi-gigabit Ethernet switches/router ASICs. Miguel brings extensive experience in Firmware development and systems design. Miguel holds 10+ patents in high speed look-up engines and holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from Universidad Politcnica de Valencia, Spain.
Karl Kaiser – VP of Engineering
Karl Kaiser has 15+ years of experience as Engineering Manager in the semiconductors industry. He managed several product development groups designing complex portable wireless communication systems and devices. Prior of joining Esencia Mr. Kaiser held senior management positions at Apacewave a Silicon-Valley WiMax start-up, Altera and RF Micro Device. Between 1993 and 2000, Mr. Kaiser worked for Philips Semiconductors in the US and Europe in various roles. Mr. Kaiser holds a combined BS & MS in Electrical Engineering of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland.