Behrooz Abdi, a member of InvenSense’s board of directors since June 2011, was appointed President and CEO in October 2012. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of NetLogic Microsystems, Inc., a leader in intelligent semiconductor solutions for the Internet. Before this, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of RMI Corporation (also known as Raza Microelectronics Inc.), a fabless semiconductor company, from November 2007 to October 2009. He served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of CDMA Technologies (QCT) at Qualcomm, Inc., a provider of wireless technology and services, from March 2004 to November 2007. Prior to joining Qualcomm, he held leadership and engineering positions at Motorola, Inc. where he served as Vice President and General Manager for Motorola's radio products division, in charge of RF and mixed-signal ICs for the wireless mobile market. He currently is a director at Tabula, Inc. and Exar Corporation.
Abdi holds a BSEE from Montana State University and an MSEE from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Fari Assaderaghi has more than 18 years of experience in high-performance, mixed-signal design and development. His areas of expertise span semiconductor device physics, process integration, mixed-signal design and MEMS. Prior to joining InvenSense, he served as Sr. VP of Engineering and Operations at SiTime, a company that develops MEMS-based timing solutions. He was responsible for helping this company increase product shipments from less than 1 million units per year to over 50 million units per year. Prior to that, he worked at Rambus as Sr. Director of Engineering, developing high-speed communication circuits for Sony’s PlayStation3 and TI’s digital light processing. He has also held senior management positions at IBM research and Siliconwave, a company that developed Bluetooth solutions for wireless communications.
Assaderaghi received his B.S. in electrical engineering from SDSU, graduating summa cum laude and university valedictorian. He earned his MS and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from UC Berkeley. He holds over 50 patents and has had articles and papers appear in approximately 100 publications.
Leon Bezdikian brings to InvenSense over 30 years of HR leadership from multinational high-tech companies, including SanDisk, Virage Logic, T-Ram, SiBeam, and most recently Inphi. His experience includes running HR departments for high-growth companies with revenues ranging from $160M to $1B, and also running his own HR consulting business. Bezdikian specializes in executive coaching, management training, organizational development, talent acquisition and team building. Beyond serving as an HR professional in the private sector, Bezdikian has taught a number of HR courses at University of California, Santa Cruz Extension.
Bezdikian holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, Davis, and has completed the coursework for a Master of Arts in Theology from Santa Clara University.
Mark Dentinger serves as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining InvenSense, Mr. Dentinger served as Chief Financial Officer and executive vice president of KLA-Tencor Corporation. In this position, he oversaw and managed the company’s corporate finance, operational finance, investor relations and corporate control processes. Prior to joining KLA-Tencor, Dentinger served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for BEA Systems, Inc., until the company was acquired by Oracle Corporation. Prior to joining BEA Systems Inc., in February 1999, he served from 1993 to 1999 in a variety of finance positions at Compaq Computer Corporation (new Hewlett-Packard). Prior to Compaq Computer Corporation, he served as a Senior Manager of Ernst & Young LLP.
Mr. Dentinger holds a Bachelor of science in Economics from St. Mary's College of California and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of California, Berkeley and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in the State of California.
Ali Foughi currently serves as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at InvenSense. He is an accomplished business executive with a strong background in engineering.
Prior to joining InvenSense, Foughi spent 18 years at Maxim Integrated Products, where he took on a wide range of engineering and business responsibilities. As Vice President and General Manager, he had P&L responsibility with annual revenues of $250 to $300 million, led approximately 300 professionals in several worldwide design and application centers, and was instrumental in recruiting top-notch talent to Maxim.
Before joining Maxim, Foughi spent 10 years as Senior System Designer at LTX Corporation, where his innovative filter designs dramatically enhanced the performance of Automatic Test Equipment.
Foughi holds a BSEE from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts.
Daniel Goehl joined InvenSense in 2004 as the company’s Director of Business Development and became its Vice President of Sales in March 2007. Prior to joining InvenSense, Goehl held senior management positions and led sales and business development initiatives at start-up companies in semiconductor and wireless technology markets such as Nazomi Communications, CSI Wireless, Meridian Wireless and Omni Telecommunications.
Goehl has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Illinois and attended Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan for International Business and Japanese language studies.
James Lim currently serves as the Vice President of Software Engineering and brings over 20 years of software development expertise in the mobile and telecom markets. Dr. Lim joined InvenSense in 2009, establishing the InvenSense presence in South Korea as Country Manager. He assumed overall software responsibility at InvenSense in June 2011. Prior to InvenSense, Dr. Lim served as CTO, and later President of MJL Technology responsible for multimedia messaging systems and AIN switch development. Prior to that, he worked at EMC² as a principal engineer developing clustering and Unix volume management products.
Dr. Lim received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.
Stephen Lloyd has been the Vice President of Engineering at InvenSense since December 2008. Prior to joining InvenSense, he worked at several semiconductor companies, including service from 2007 to 2008 as the Vice President of Engineering at Beceem Communications, service from 2004 to 2007 as Vice President of Engineering for RF Microelectronics, and service from 2002 to 2004 as Director of Engineering for Skyworks Solutions. He also served as an Executive Director of Conexant Systems from 1997 to 2002.
Lloyd received his B.S. in Electronic Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
Mo Maghsoudnia serves as our Vice President of Technology and Worldwide Manufacturing. Prior to InvenSense, he was the Vice President of Worldwide Manufacturing at NetLogic Microsystems where he was responsible for all worldwide operations including process technology, packaging, corporate quality and supply chain management. At NetLogic, Maghsoudnia successfully managed the manufacturing operations of the company from a single product line to a highly diversified product portfolio. Prior to NetLogic Microsystems, Maghsoudnia spent 15 years at Analog Devices where he was responsible for the management of wafer fabrication and technology.
Maghsoudnia holds a Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microelectronic Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. He holds three U.S. patents and has co-authored various technical papers.
Adam H. Tachner serves as InvenSense’s vice president and general counsel, responsible for all legal matters, intellectual property and legal strategies worldwide. Tachner joins InvenSense from Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) where he served as vice president and general counsel of its Qualcomm Atheros division since Qualcomm’s acquisition of Atheros Communications, Inc. in May, 2011. Prior to that, he was vice president and general counsel of Atheros Communications (NASDAQ: ATHR). A registered patent attorney, Tachner began his legal career as an associate at the law firm Crosby Heafey Roach & May (now ReedSmith) from 1994-2000.
Tachner holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Oregon School of Law, Master of Business Administration degrees from Columbia University and the University of California, Berkeley, a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from California State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in social science from the University of California, Berkeley.