TEAM

In every technology company, computers and infrastructure are important but it is always the people that finally solves the problems, create innovative solutions and ultimately make things happen.

Chipus is proud to have a team of semiconductor enthusiasts that are used to take engineering to the limit.

Our team has experienced both big and small companies, cultures and continents. We have joined together to leverage ideas into successful products.

MANAGEMENT

Murilo Pessatti

CEO
Murilo Pessatti is Chipus co-founder and CEO. He started working with semiconductor design more than 15 years ago. Between 2003 and 2005, he worked in the power management group of Chipidea Microelectronics, Portugal (acquired by Synopsys). After his experience in Europe, Murilo jointed CEITEC (brazilian IDM Company) as technical leader and project manager for 3 years. He holds a MSEE degree in in analog IC design from UNICAMP (State University of Campinas) also having background in project management.

Paulo A. Dal Fabbro

SVP Operations
Paulo Augusto Dal Fabbro is co-founder of Chipus and currently acts as its SVP of Operations from Lausanne, Switzerland. He has obtained his PhD in 2009 in Microelectronics and Microsystems from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). During his PhD studies, he has had the opportunity to work in cooperation with global companies such as Fujitsu Laboratories in Japan and with EM Microelectronic in Switzerland. Paulo A. has been working with analog and RF IC design since 2000.

William Prodanov

Head Engineer
William Prodanov began working with semiconductor design back in 2000. Having lived in Italy for his PhD from University of Genoa (UNIGE) in 2008, he had the opportunity to collaborate with both academia and industry in the design and behavioral modeling of integrated systems. He joined Chipus at foundation in 2009 and worked in all design activities that involved analog, mixed signal design and test from the inception of Chipus up to today. He is currently heading the engineering team.

Elias Lozano

SVP of World Wide Sales and Business Development
Elias Lozano has over 30 years of experience working at the Silicon Valley in companies such as LSI Logic, Rambus, National Semiconductor, 3DFX. Being an entrepreneur, Elias founded a number of Silicon Valley startups including FyreStorm, Spackers Industries, Esvyda! Inc. His technical experience includes all aspects of chip design from device, mixed-signal and ASIC design, system architecture, package, production, marketing and sales. Before joining Chipus, he was the manager of the 3rd Party IP group at SiFive/Open-Silicon.

TEAM

Daniel Ferrão

Digital IC Design Project Manager
Experienced in all steps of the digital design flow, Daniel Lima Ferrão has more than 15 years of experience in microelectronics, either with academia and industry or with semiconductor industry. Daniel obtained a masters degree from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in 2005. He was part of the design team of CEITEC (IDM company in Brazil) for several years being in charge of digital design, top chip integration and procedures for tapeout with the CEITEC's foundry. He has overseas experience with Fujitsu Laboratories of America (FLA San Jose/California).

Daniel Piovani

Analog IC Design Project Manager
Daniel Piovani has been working with Chipus since 2015 and he is currently an analog and mixed signal project manager. Daniel obtained his BSEE from Federal University of Uruguay (UDELAR) and his MSEE from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil in 2010. Since then, Daniel has been working in the semiconductor industry also having passed through CEITEC (Brazilian IDM Company) before joining Chipus. He currently accounts for more than 10 years of experience in IC design.

Rafael Ferreira

Analog IC Design Project Manager
Rafael has obtained his MSEE degre from Université de Cergy-Pontoise in France in 2013 working with high level modeling of analog circuits. Being an entrepreneur, Rafael founded a startup design house in 2014 and was responsible for design of IC as well as other management activities. He joined Chipus in 2017 as an analog IC designer and he became project manager in 2019. His experience spams from design of data converters, integrated sensors and power management circuits in CMOS, BCD and FD-SOI technologies.

Daniel Novack

Leader of Analog IC Layout
Daniel Lucas Novack has been working with Chipus since 2015. He is currently the leader of the analog layout group. His skills and experience spam from technology nodes down to 22nm in processes such as CMOS, BCD and SOI. He and his team are responsible for implementing the layout of Chipus' ASICs as well as providing analog layout services to customers around the globe. He is experienced in several classes of layout from power management circuits to high speed ADCs.
Chipus' team is encouraged to proactively share suggestions using all the available expertise. The team understands that Chipus must move towards the success of the project. A direct communication link between our team and the customer's team is important to guarantee a fast development and minimum rework as possible.
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