Dr. Ali Keshavarzi
Vice President, R&D, Cypress Semiconductor
Dr. Ali Keshavarzi is Vice President of Research and Development at Cypress Semiconductor with over 20 years of industry experience. Currently Dr. Keshavarzi is working on advanced technologies, logic, SoC, SRAM and non-volatile technologies and design, 3DIC, and R&D requirements of internal Cypress start-ups.
Prior to Cypress, Dr. Keshavarzi was a Fellow and Director of Advanced Technology Architecture at GLOBALFOUNDRIES, focused on defining 14nm technology architecture to enable launching a variety of SoC products for a broad range of systems and applications. Previously, Dr. Keshavarzi worked at TSMC as a Director of Design and Technology Platforms defining and leading device and circuit co-optimization for the 20nm technology platform. Dr. Keshavarzi started his career at Intel Corporation, working in various roles, most recently as a Principal Research Scientist at Intel Labs in low-power/high-performance circuit techniques and transistor device structures for future generations of microprocessors.
Dr. Keshavarzi has more than 40 patents, over 40 papers, has received best-paper awards, and has received the Intel Achievement Award (IAA). Dr. Keshavarzi has served on the TPC committees of ISSCC, IEDM, A-SSCC, ISLPED, ISQED and was the general chair of ISLPED. Dr. Keshavarzi delivered an invited talk at IEDM 2011 on architecting a FinFET-based technology platform to design SoCs in 14nm and beyond.
Dr. Keshavarzi earned a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University in 2000 and 1990, respectively.