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Candidate for 2025 IEEE Technical Activities Vice President-Elect

TECHNOLOGIST - INDUSTRY EXECUTIVE - ENTREPRENEUR - EDUCATOR -  TEAM BUILDER - LEADER

Active IEEE Volunteer - Leading IEEE DataPort , AskIEEE and Roadmaps

with Luc an den Hove, imec CEO

Rakesh has a distinguished semiconductor industry career, is an entrepreneur, and an educator. He is the founder of two start-ups and has made many technical and leadership contributions at Cadence, Unisys, and Motorola.  He has developed leading semiconductor technologies.  As VP&GM at Cadence he built a successful Silicon Technology services business championing the integration of silicon, design and EDA in chip and system design.  He enabled the Fabless industry revolution and authored McGraw Hill’s “Fabless Semiconductor Implementation”.  He is an IEEE Life Fellow, was inducted into the Technical Activities Hall of Honor.  His many IEEE contribution include Chair of the President’s Data AdHoc & Roadmaps Committees, Co-Chair of DataPort, past-President of SSCS, TA Chair for 3 Sections Congresses.  He teaches Entrepreneurship at UC San Diego. 

 

He received the EE Ph.D. and M.S. from Univ. of Rochester, BTech. from IITDelhi, and Executive “MBA” from UCSD.

What They're saying...

...a few examples

Thanks so much for your leadership bringing IEEE volunteers and staff together and moving important issues forward on multiple topics … would not have been possible without your leadership, commitment and endurance.  Thanks for your persistence in getting this honed

….Professor Melba Crawford

...your leadership, encouragement and guidance have helped bring together the first IEEE PES Technical Roadmap...

...Dr. Hong Chen, VP IEEE PES Technical Activities

 

…active and highly respected SSCS and SSIT volunteer…

… strong technical career and both management and entrepreneurial leadership skills…

               …Lew Terman,  IEEE President 2008, IEEE EDS President 1990-91

 

… very well known and respected within IEEE…team builder…

…Bram Nauta…IEEE SSCS President 2018-19

 

… considerable managerial and entrepreneurial skills…

… recognized industry professional…

             …Steve J. Hillenius…..IEEE, AT&T and SRC

 

…essential in the launching of IEEE's DataPort initiative….

 

...Dave Belanger (Late), IEEE DataPort, AT&T Labs Chief Scientist & V.P.(retd.)

 

… key contributions by leading the IEEE Roadmaps Committee…

 

...Steve Diamond,  Chair, IEEE Future Directions Committee 

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