Josh Lee CEO & President Josh has gained more than 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry through various technical and executive roles. Prior to Uniquify, Josh served as president & CEO of dPath, Inc. Before his work at dPath, Inc., Josh was senior director of engineering at both Adaptec, Inc. and Platys Communications. Josh has also held the manager of applications engineering position at Lightspeed Semiconductor, Inc., and served as senior applications engineer at Arcadia Design Systems, Inc. Josh received his BS in Electrical Engineering from UC Berkeley and his MS in Electrical Engineering from Cambridge University.
Sam Kim Chief Operating Officer Sam is a recognized expert in VLSI algorithm, CAD and physical design. He brings more than 15 years of experience in the semiconductor industry to Uniquify. Prior to Uniquify, Sam served as vice president at dPath, Inc. Before working at dPath, Inc., Sam held the positions of senior manager of ASIC design at Vitesse Semiconductor, and senior manager of physical design at Adeptec, Inc. Prior to his senior management roles, Sam was the manager of R&D for Monterey Design Systems. Sam received his BS in Computer Science from Northwestern University.
S. Michael Lee General Counsel Prior to joining Uniquify as General Counsel, Michael worked at the law firm of Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch in its IP and Complex Litigation team. He was also a prosecutor in the Consumer Protection team and in the White Collar Crime team at the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. Before the District Attorney’s Office, Michael worked as an employment law associate at the Peterson Law firm in Costa Mesa, California. He graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law and received a Baccalaureate with Honors in Political Science from UC Berkeley.
Mahesh Gopalan VP of DDR IP Division Mahesh has over 17 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. Ever since joining Uniquify close to its inception in 2005, he has played a leadership role in the architecture and development of Uniquify’s entire range of DDR IP solutions including memory controllers, phys and IOs targeting a wide range of industries and applications. He has extensive experience with the entire spectrum of IP development, integration, customer support and silicon bring-up activities at Uniquify from the earliest generation of SDRAMs to the current generation of mainstream DDR3/DDR4 SDRAMs and low power LPDDR3/LPDDR4 SDRAMs. Prior to Uniquify, Mahesh worked at Adaptec and Platys Communications in similar areas, and also gained experience in the development of network protocol processing engines and associated firmware. He has an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee.
JH Chen VP of Process Technology With 29 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, JH has acquired a diverse skill set and breadth of knowledge in device design, DRAM design, circuit verification, physical verification, foundry process, physical design, and manufacturing operations. Prior to becoming one of the senior managing directors at Uniquify, JH also held the position of Design Service Director at Global Foundries and Chartered Semiconductor. In addition to his managing roles, JH has experiences working in different engineering positions at Vanguard Semiconductor, Taiwan and Electronics Research & Service Organization, Taiwan. JH received his BS in Electrical Engineering from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan and his MS in Electrical Engineering from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan.
Nathanael Woo Principal Artificial Intelligence Engineer Nathan has a diverse interdisciplinary educational background in physics, mathematics and engineering. His approach to problem solving is guided by the creativity and originality of a physicist, the rigor, simplicity and elegance of a mathematician, and the constraint and practicality of an engineer. He has more than 10 years of semiconductor manufacturing process modeling experience (Intel, Micron, Samsung) and served as a secondary school teacher in high-need public schools for a few years. He has 2 Bachelor’s degrees from UC Berkeley (Applied Mathematics, Chemical Engineering), 2 MS degrees and a Ph.D. from Stanford University (Scientific Computing & Computational Mathematics).