Dr. Naveed

Sherwani

Rapid Silicon

Chairman & CEO

Dr. Naveed Sherwani is a world renowned chip expert, researcher, author of several books, serial entrepreneur and academician. He is most well known as a serial entrepreneur and his story is about forming and building companies. He graduated from NED university in Karachi, Pakistan, in 1983. After NED, he got PhD from university of Nebraska-Lincoln in computer engineering in 1988. And served as a professor at Western Michigan University for six years before joining Intel in 1994. At Intel his worked was focused on design automation of some of the complex chips of that era. He left intel in 2003 and subsequently dedicated his career to entrepreneurship. He started early and his first company at 18 years of age in Karachi, while he was student at NED, called simply The Coaching Center, went on to become a Technical training college with 225 students and 11 employees within three years. He went on to found several companies including: CSTI, Intel Micro-electronics, Open-Silicon, Brite semiconductors, Anasage, HighSilicon, HighBitCoin, PeerNova, StarFive. LeapFive, ChinaFive, SemiFive, Lampro Mellon, Global Semiconductor Group, GS Microelectronics and Rapid silicon. He founded Intel Microelectronics Services, in 1999, raising funding from intel capital, where he pioneered Open methodology for EDA.

Dr. Naveed Sherwani is a world renowned chip expert, researcher, author of several books, serial entrepreneur and academician. He is most well known as a serial entrepreneur and his story is about forming and building companies. He graduated from NED university in Karachi, Pakistan, in 1983. After NED, he got PhD from university of Nebraska-Lincoln in computer engineering in 1988. And served as a professor at Western Michigan University for six years before joining Intel in 1994. At Intel his worked was focused on design automation of some of the complex chips of that era. He left intel in 2003 and subsequently dedicated his career to entrepreneurship. He started early and his first company at 18 years of age in Karachi, while he was student at NED, called simply The Coaching Center, went on to become a Technical training college with 225 students and 11 employees within three years. He went on to found several companies including: CSTI, Intel Micro-electronics, Open-Silicon, Brite semiconductors, Anasage, HighSilicon, HighBitCoin, PeerNova, StarFive. LeapFive, ChinaFive, SemiFive, Lampro Mellon, Global Semiconductor Group, GS Microelectronics and Rapid silicon. He founded Intel Microelectronics Services, in 1999, raising funding from intel capital, where he pioneered Open methodology for EDA.

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