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Dr. Rakesh Kumar

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Dr. Rakesh Kumar


Dr. Rakesh Kumar is Past President (2012-13) of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society and a long-standing EDS member.  Under his leadership global outreach efforts led to increased Society Memberships and a 15% growth in SSCS Chapters.  As President and CEO of TCX Technology Connexions he provides management, business and technical ‘bridging the gaps’ consulting services in advanced semiconductor technology and virtual operations areas. Clients include emerging fabless IC companies, mid-size and large, Fortune 500 IC companies, and leading research organizations. Currently serves as a Business and Technology Advisor at University of California San Diego’s Entrepreneurism Center. He has presented numerous Entrepreneurship Workshops globally, and has taught for-credit courses at Yonsei University and UCSD.  Dr. Kumar authored the book Fabless Semiconductor Implementation, published by McGraw Hill. He is an IEEE Life Fellow and active volunteer since late 1980’s. During his 40 years career in the semiconductor industry Dr. Kumar has also been the VP&GM of Cadence Design’s worldwide Silicon Technology Services business unit, and has held various technical and management positions at Unisys and Motorola.  He  received his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 1974.