Team

Founding Team


Jaipal D


Director, Co-Founder

Jaipal has over 24 years of embedded systems industry experience, mainly in field of consumer electronics, during which he has worked for some of the major electronics multinational companies, including Trident Microsystems, NXP semiconductors, Royal Philips Electronics and BPL Sanyo Ltd. across the globe.

Jaipal, having graduated from Mysore University in Electronics and Communication engineering, and later from Embedded Systems Architecture school, The Netherlands, focused most of his career on the technology front at various levels, spanning from Designer to Systems Architect-Principal Engineer. During this time, he worked with, and lead the R&D and advanced-development teams responsible for creating high-end digital televisions, home appliances and industrial automation products.

Umesh S Galagali


Director, Co-Founder

Umesh has over 19+ years of embedded systems industry experience, mainly in field of consumer electronics, during which he has worked for some of the major semiconductor and consumer electronics majors including ST Microelectronics, Genesis Microchip and Royal Philips Electronics across the globe in various management and technical roles.

During this time, Umesh has built several strong focused technical teams and managed several key high-end connected digital TV programs from concept to deployment. In 2001, Umesh co-founded SmartYantra, a high technology product startup that focused on video streaming over wireless which was later acquired by Genesis Microchip later in 2004. Prior to this, he had a short stint working for a reputed India defence R&D organization(ASIEO). Umesh holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Karnataka University, INDIA

Vijay G Chandrasali


Director, Co-Founder

Vijay has 15+ years of experience in all stages of the software development,  product development and multi-cultural software development teams. Vijay can move heaven and earth to ensure the company delivers on its goals and vision. He started his career at SmartYatnra technologies which got acquired by Genesis microchip. At SmartYantra, he led the development of the world's first Video over Wi-Fi system solution. He also worked on different protocol stacks such as RTP, RTCP, SIP.   At Genesis he was one of key members in taking the company's first digital television chip from concept to productization. He also worked with different customers of different regions. At ST he managed BSP (Board Support package) Software for the first of its kind, highly integrated DTV SOC with collaboration of all BSP stake holders.

Vijay is "Go Getter",  An excellent attitude and a determination to take on the problems head on till they are solved.  Vijay is specialized in Project management, multi-site co-ordination, customer support, solving complex system problems and getting product deployed from conception. Vijay holds a bachelors degree in Computer Science from Karnataka University India.

Vishwanatha Hattera


Director, Co-Founder

Vishwa has 13+ years of industrial experience. Started his career at Sage design systems(later acquired by Genesis Microchip) as field application engineer for supporting LCD monitor IC's. For first three years he worked closely with many OEM's and ODM's in Taiwan as an individual contributor. During this stint he was instrumental in getting many LCD, Multi Function Monitors and Analog TV's projects deployed successfully. Later Vishwa lead many teams, composed of R&D, customer support and regional support teams, to support various Tier-1 DTV and ATV projects for US, EU, China, Taiwan and Japan markets.

After ST's acquisition of Genesis-Microchip, Vishwa lead a team in developing Board Support Package for the first of its kind, highly integrated DTV SOC. In this work he also played vital role in defining the software requirements and interfaces considering various DTV & ATV standards. After this development assignment he played major role in deploying this offerings at multiple worldwide TV manufacturers.

Vishwa is specialized in video processing technologies, different panel technologies, solving complex system level problems and getting products deployed from conception. Vishwa has bachelors degree in Computer Science from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore university.


Advisory Board


Pratish Desai


Advisory Board

Pratish has over 22 years of experience in consumer electronics industry, during which he worked in ST Microelectronics, Genesis Microchip, VM Labs and Thomson Multimedia. Pratish, during his career has built several strong teams that were responsible for building end-to-end consumer electronics products (TV, STB, DVD, Media etc.)

He also has played various roles including architecture, DSP, Design, development and deployment, besides managing several key multi-disciplinary programs spread across the globe in multiple-sites.

After completing education in BE Electronics from MS University, Baroda, India; and MSEE from University of Houston, Texas, USA, Pratish worked in USA for 12+ years before taking up several leadership roles at ST Microelectronics, Genesis Microchip, VM Labs (Start-up) and Thomson Multimedia and later headed ST Micro Design center at Bangalore, India.


Marketing and Sales


Vasanth Shreesha


Consultant

Over 22 years of industry experience in Consumer Electronics and Semiconductors. Worked with Accu-Sort Systems, Panasonic AVC American Labs, Genesis Microchip, Sarnoff Corporation, Marvell Semiconductors and Orca Systems in Technical, Marketing and Business Development roles.

Holds a BE from National Institute of Technology, Suratkal, MS from Drexel University, PA and MBA from New York University, NY

Awarded eight US patents and was member of the team at Panasonic that won the prestigious Technical Emmy Award for developing the Universal Format Converter product