Ramin Farjad-rad received his B.Sc. from Sharif University of Technology, and M.Sc. & Ph.D. from Stanford University all in Electrical Engineering. He has established himself as a leading architect of high performance communications chips with wide range of expertise and experience in mixed-signal circuit design, digital signal processing and coding. His research at Stanford was focused on a 10Gbps multi-level PAM serial link CMOS transceiver and equalizer for data transmission over copper channels. Ramin started his career in 1995 at SUN Microsystems, and later in 1996 joined LSI Logic, where he developed different Multi Gb/s serial transceiver architectures.
Ramin co-founded Velio Communications in 1999, where he focused on the development of low-power Terabit network switch chips as the company chief engineer. After Velio acquisition in 2003, he served as the senior principal architect at RamBus Inc. till 2005. As the technical founder at Aquantia, Ramin has servered as company Chief Architect & VP of Technology, where he has been developing Ethernet physical layer products. He holds 40 granted US patents, over 30 pending patents, and numerous technical publications in the field of communication ICs and systems.