The leading SOC and ASIC design services company
Management Team

Synapse Design is lead by a group of very focused senior executives and technologists who have come together with a common goal. Browse through their biographies to get to know them better and gain an appreciation of their high level of expertise and management prowess.

Satish  Bagalkotkar
Satish Bagalkotkar
President/CEO & Co Founder
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Mr. Bagalkotkar is President/CEO and founding member of Synapse Design. He has more than 18 years of senior management experience

Prior to founding Synapse Design, Satish was Senior Director of Engineering at Silicon Access Networks where he was responsible for development of the industry first 20GB router chips set. Satish pioneered the concept of a design factory for developing complex SOC s and ensuring first time silicon success every time. Previous to Silicon Access, Satish was responsible for development of four generations of micro-processors at HAL Computer Systems, leading to the acquisition of HAL Computer Systems by Fujitsu. Satish holds a MSEE from University of Louisville`s, KY

Devesh Gautam
Devesh Gautam
COO & Co-Founder
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Mr. Gautam co-founded Synapse Design in 2003 along with Satish Bagalkotkar and is responsible for Worldwide Operations and day–to–day management of the entire organization. He has a rich 17 year background in the design services space with roles in general management, sales and operations. Prior to co-founding Synapse Design, Devesh was in charge of sales and operations at Spike Technologies, where he was responsible for 75% of total revenue. He was also a key member of the executive management staff that enabled the Spike acquisition by Qualcomm.

Prior to Spike, Mr. Gautam was Director of Sales at RBM Control Systems. Devesh is a graduate of Bangalore University in Electrical Engineering.

Tom King
Tom King
Vice President of Business Development
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Mr. King brings over 30 years of experience in sales and marketing leadership positions and a proven track record in creating and executing sales strategy to penetrate major accounts. Mr. King has an exceptional record of accomplishments in achieving aggressive design-win goals and building executive level relationships as a senior sales executive for leading technology companies: Semiconductors (Motorola, Fairchild, MMI and NEC); Electronic Design Automation (Cadence Design Systems and Monterey Design Systems) and Intellectual Property/Design Services (ARM, Qthink and eSilicon). Mr. King received his BS degree from Arizona State University.

Haoran Wang
Haoran Wang
Director of Engineering, Synapse Design - China
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Haoran has over a decade of international experience in the design of large scale SoC devices. Currently he serves in the role of director of engineering of Synapse China. In this role, Haoran manages entire China engineering force including teams at Shanghai and Shenzhen. Haoran also works closely with Synapse Design executive team and local sales to present, promote and expand Synapse Design local business. In addition to engineering and business leadership, Haoran also has the responsibility to manage local company day-to-day operation by working closely with US headquarter teams.

Before joining Synapse Design, Haoran serves as manager of silicon implementation of NXP Home BU/Conexant STB business line of over 200 million USD yearly. Many of the devices under his leadership are first time right silicon and massively deployed in various cable/satellite/IPTV boxes worldwide. Before NXP/Conexant, Haoran served as senior consultant for Synopsys Profession Service by engaging local customers to promote Synopsys EDA/flow solutions. Haoran started his career as customer circuit designer with IDT. Haoran earned his BS in physics from Peking University and MSEE from Purdue University, West Lafayette, US.

Anam Haque
Anam Haque
Senior VP of Engineering
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Anam brings in over 22 years of Silicon Design & Technology Development experience with in-depth understanding of various aspects of ASIC design, managed 100+ Silicon Design, IP Design & Custom Design of high performance & low power products on various foundries and  He has effectively managed multiple concurrent products in a cross-functional team . 

 

Anam prior to joining Synapse Design, Anam spent two years at Open-Silicon as Vice President of Silicon Engineering and was responsible for SoC implementation ,Prior to joining Open-Silicon, Anam spent over five years at Synapse Design, where he served as Vice President of Engineering and  holds a master’s degree in semiconductor and a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication.

Dung Do
Dung Do
General Director
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Name: Dung Do

Designation: General Director

Company: Synapse Design Vietnam

 

Dung Do brings more than 14 years of semiconductor design experience in ASIC, SoC and IP from RTL to GDSII. As General Director managing offices in Ho Chi Minh and Da Nang, Vietnam, he leads expert engineering teams supporting design-for-test and physical design for 28nm-7nm processes. Do has extensive experience conducting international business in the US, India, China, Japan and Taiwan.

 

Prior to Synapse, Do served as group manager of backend SOC mobile devices of Renesas Design, Vietnam, and before that, with Uniquify, Vietnam in block and chip-top level. He was the first leader of 28nm process physical design in Renesas Vietnam. Do earned his B.S in Electrical-Electronic from University of Technology in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and a management certification course from ISM.