d-Matrix has opened a new R&D center in Bengaluru, and has appointed Pradip Thaker, PhD, as Vice President and Country Head of India.
d-Matrix has opened a new R&D center in Bengaluru, India and has appointed Pradip Thaker, PhD, as Vice President and Country Head India for the company. Reporting to d-Matrix co-founder and CEO Sid Sheth, Dr. Thaker will be responsible for leading d-Matrix’s India operations and executing on the company’s growth strategy, including talent acquisition, product innovation, engineering and brand building.
The India engineering, design and operations teams will be making significant contributions to development for d-Matrix. As the leader of operations in India, Dr. Thaker will build out the momentum of the regional team and collaborate with global leadership to shape and execute India’s long-term and short-term growth strategy.
The new R&D center in Bengaluru complements d-Matrix’s operations in the United States and Australia, where it has R&D centers in Santa Clara and Sydney, respectively. This brings d-Matrix’s total number of offices to three and total headcount to more than 80 employees.
Dr. Thaker joins d-Matrix from Marvell Semiconductor, where he was Country Head for India & VP, Engineering. During his three-and-a-half-year tenure and leadership there, Marvell India grew to be the second largest geographic region of the company (second to the US) with its presence expanding to five cities in India, and the addition of diverse capabilities spanning software and hardware engineering, and ranging from automotive to 5G, networking, storage, and other product domains of Marvell’s business leadership.
Prior to Marvell, Dr. Thaker worked as Country Head & Senior Director, Engineering, at GEO Semiconductor – an automotive fabless start-up. He established GEO’s India operations and ran hardware engineering for more than six years. Under his leadership, GEO’s India Center received multiple awards recognizing the company’s technical engineering contributions and excellence of work-place culture and environment including IESA’s “Technovation 2017” Award.
Dr. Thaker brings diverse experience of having worked for revenue-focused mid-size companies (ADI/Maxim/HNS), execution-savvy large companies (TI), and technology-oriented start-ups (e.g., Beceem Communications).
“We are very excited to announce the opening of our new India R&D center and to have Pradip join and lead our team in India. He brings decades of experience in system-on-chip development at start-ups and large companies,” said Sheth. “Pradip is the perfect visionary leader for this period of extraordinary development and growth in our company. With a stellar track record of delivering, we are certain Pradip will create tremendous value and leadership for d-Matrix in years to come.”
“The opportunity to work on ground-breaking AI technology with the world class engineering and leadership team at d-Matrix was too exciting to pass up,” said Dr. Thaker. “The team has a stellar track record in developing and commercializing silicon systems at scale and has attracted top-tier talent from across the industry. We’re going to see AI transform lives in the next decade and d-Matrix is going to play a key part in this revolutionary technology adoption.”
Dr. Thaker owns several patents with several more currently in the review/approval process. He is the recipient of numerous academic and industry awards and serves on the Board of the IESA – a premier industry representation body of electronics and semiconductor organizations. He has been an invited speaker and panelist at numerous local and global conferences. Pradip holds a PhD from the George Washington University.