Vahid Toosi founded SiTune in 2008, and he has been working in the field of RF design and management for more than 21 years. His deep expertise and passion in semiconductor paved the way for SiTune to evolve into a well-established company bringing advanced full spectrum SoCs and multi-channel Tuners into reality. SiTune’s outstanding team of RF and system designers under the management of Vahid as SiTune’s CEO introduced multiple industry proven products into Cable, TV and set top box markets.
Marzieh has been actively involved in the development of science and technology in the field of Wireless communication for the past 18 years. She has authored and co-authored numerous papers and patents with novel fundamental ideas to improve the performance of wireless networks by designing new protocols in the medium access layers as well as new hardware implementation techniques that support and help the higher layer distribution algorithms to attain lower latency and higher reliability. This includes her PhD Thesis, papers and patents
Saeid is the VP of Engineering at SiTune Co, Joining as early as 2009. Saeid Had a successful development experience in a wide range of products such as RF receive path for mobile Tuner, analog Base-Band Filters and Amplifiers for Satellite Tuners, very high-speed Data Converters for Cable and wireless transceivers. He has been leading the Analog RF group at SiTune and has authored and co-authored more than 20 archival publications and been awarded more than 18 US patents. Saeid participated in a PhD
Amir Fazlollahi has been an R&D engineering team leader and manager for the past 20 years. In his most recent roles he led the development of an extended reach distributed MIMO WLAN system, enhancement to a WLAN Ethernet backhaul, Multi-User MIMO for distributed MIMO and next generation DSL systems, and 10GBASE-T and automotive Ethernet systems.
As VP of Engineering and later as CEO of Quantenna Communications, Inc., Dr. Sam Heidari was instrumental in building Quantenna to be a leading provider of Wi-Fi chips for carrier-class home gateways. Under his technical and operational leadership, the company developed a series of chipset solutions that enabled carriers around the world to provide video streaming services within the home. Prior to its acquisition in 2019, Quantenna was a recognized brand in the industry associating with the best
Dr. John Cioffi is a 30-year veteran of the DSL industry and holds numerous prestigious awards for his contributions to technology and industry. Prior to founding ASSIA in 2003, he served as founder, CTO, and vice president of engineering at Amati before its acquisition by Texas Instruments. Dr. Cioffi held a tenured endowed professorship at Stanford University in the Department of Electrical Engineering from 1985-2009, where he is now an active Professor Emeritus with limited ongoing research efforts in broadband access.
C. L. Max Nikias became the University of Southern California’s eleventh president in August 2010. He is the holder of the Robert C. Packard President’s Chair and the Malcolm R. Currie Chair in Technology and the Humanities, and also chairs the USC Hospitals Governing Board. He has been at USC since 1991, as a professor, director of national research centers, dean, provost, and now president. He holds faculty appointments in both electrical engineering and the classics. In addition, he leads special
Francesco Svelto is Professor of Electronics at University degli Studi di Pavia. He has a long experience in the area of RF circuits and systems in CMOS. He has been technical advisor of RFDomus Inc., a start-up he co-founded in 2002 dedicated to highly integrated GPS receivers. After merging with Glonav Inc. (Ireland), RFDomus has been acquired by NXP Semiconductors in 2007. Presently he is the Director of a Scientific Laboratory, joint between University di Pavia and STMicrolectronics,
Pirooz Parvarandeh has served as the Chief Operating Officer of Aquantia from January 2018 – September 2019 when the company was acquired by Marvell. Pirooz has more than 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. From January 2015 to January 2018, he served in senior advisory and consulting roles across a broad range of technologies including Roche’s DNA sequencing unit, as well as multiple startups in the biotech, semiconductor, software and systems sectors.