P. Atluri, PhD - Founding Member
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Atluri has contributed to and led a wide variety of research
and development projects and technology transfers to high
volume manufacturing, during his more than 20-year career
in the semiconductor industry, meeting all product performance
targets and project timelines. He has gained valuable
experience in team, project, and intellectual property
management, and technology benchmarking and certification
during his career. He has held technical and people management
positions at Motorola Inc., Intel Corporation, Protek
Devices, University of Arizona, and Arizona State University.
He earned a PhD and MS in materials science and engineering
and a MS in metallurgical engineering from the University
of Arizona and a Bachelors of Technology in chemical engineering
from Osmania University in India. He has published over
30 papers in technical journal and conference proceedings
and holds multiple US patents. Furthermore, for over 20
years, he has held multiple leadership positions in Phoenix
area and international IEEE committees. He is a senior
member of the IEEE.
R. (PR) Patel - Founding Member
President and Chief Operating Officer
Patel has 25 years experience working at Intel Corporation
in a variety of engineering and management positions including
IC design, product and test engineering, product development,
validation, and package research and development, at various
sites in the USA, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, and most recently
India. He is a senior member of the IEEE, holds 18 patents,
and graduated from Michigan Technological University,
Houghton, Michigan with a BSc in electrical engineering
('79) and MS in electrical engineering ('82).
(Chuck) Weitzel, PhD - Founding Member
Chief Technology Officer
Weitzel has contributed to and led a wide variety of R&D
projects and technology transfers to manufacturing focusing
on advanced compound semiconductor devices employing GaAs,
GaN, and SiC for RF and switch-mode power applications
during his 35-year career in the semiconductor industry.
In these varied capacities he gained valuable experience
in project and intellectual property management, technology
benchmarking and certification, and US government contracts.
In particular he led the effort to certify GaAs FET and
HBT technologies in Motorola/Freescale manufacturing facilities
meeting all product performance targets and project timelines.
For 25 years he has held leadership positions in international
and Phoenix area IEEE committees, and since 2000 has been
a contributor to the International Technology Roadmap
for Semiconductors (ITRS) and the International Electronic
Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) roadmaps. He holds a
PhD in electrical engineering from NC State University,
published over 80 technical papers and holds 42 US patents.
Johnson, PhD - Founding Member
Vice President of Research and Development
Johnson is an internationally recognized expert in optoelectronic
devices and semiconductor materials growth. His areas
of research provides a wide range of expertise for the
development of solar energy conversion systems and include
energy harvesting systems, high-efficiency multijunction
photovoltaics, ultrahigh-efficiency light emitting diodes,
and IR and THz lasers for communication, sensing, and
imaging applications. He is a senior member of the Institute
of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a member
of the American Physical Society, the IEEE Photonics Society,
and SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering.
He has published over 75 articles in refereed journals,
contributed to over 160 conference papers, abstracts,
and invited presentations, and has several issued US patents.
He holds a BSc in physics from Simon Fraser University
and a PhD in physics from the University of British Columbia.
E. Drye - Founding Member
Vice President of Engineering and Chief Information
Drye has 35 years experience in packaging, reliability,
and testing in the semiconductor industry. He served
as a distinguished member of the technical staff and
manager of the Advanced Test and Reliability Lab for
Motorola and Freescale Semiconductor. His areas of expertise
include mechanical & electrical design and the fabrication
of automated test equipment, design of experiment problem
solving, and statistical analysis. He has been a senior
member of the IEEE and the IEEE Components, Packaging
& Manufacturing Technology Society for over 19 years.
He holds 12 US patents and holds a BSc in electrical
engineering from Arizona State University.
Pinnamaneni - Founding Member
Pinnamaneni has a diversified background managing projects
in information technology, business process re-engineering
and non-converntional energy plants. He has more than
20 years experience delivering software projects in distributed
global delivery model, working with various fortune 500
companies in the areas of financial services and telecommunications.
His expertise includes managing large teams (500+ persons)
to deliver high quality products/services in time and
with in budget. Earlier in his career he worked with small
businesses as re-engineering consultant to streamline
their accounting, payroll, invoicing, inventory management
processes and creation of MIS systems. He is passionate
about non-conventional energy projects, and worked closely
in planning and executing of a bio-mass power plant in
south India. He will help set up offshore operations and
marketing in Asia Pacific region. He has a MS in metallurgical
engineering from the University of Michigan, and a MS
in computer science from University of Arizona, and a
Bachelors of Technology in metallurgical engineering from
Regional Engineering College, Warangal, India.
2009 Renavitas Technologies LLC.