Eta Compute was founded in 2015 with the singular vision of helping companies develop products with significantly longer battery life or powered by energy harvesting.  The result is the revolutionary reduction in power consumption of microcontrollers and SoCs used the connected world. Eta Compute developed EtaCore™, the world’s lowest power microcontroller IP, which delivers a 10X improvement in power efficiency over any alternative. Today, Eta Compute develops and licenses the world’s lowest power SoC IP for energy-constrained sensors and devices for the Internet of Things (IoT) and matches perfectly with emerging low power interconnect standards such as LoRaWan, Z-Wave, EnOcean, Wi-SUN and Bluetooth.

The company’s unique process insensitive and low voltage design methodology enable extremely efficient always-on and always aware processing. Combined with its silicon proven IP and custom circuit conversion, Eta Compute’s IP minimizes design time, costs and risks.

Eta Compute offers a variety of licensing models designed to meet the unique needs of each customer including standard, perpetual and NRE contracts.

The company’s turnkey consulting and design services result in leading-edge technology solutions that exceed customer expectations for low-power, performance, and value.


Leadership Team

Eta Compute is fueled by a team of the world’s leading CPU and SoC architects, analog and digital designers and tool developers, most with more than 20 years experience. More than 60% of Eta Compute’s engineering team holds a Ph.D.

The company’s leadership team has more than 100 years of experience in technology development, product marketing, and financial management.

Gopal Raghavan, Ph.D., CEO and Co-founder of Eta Compute, is an expert in engineering design and innovation for advanced technologies that solve the world’s toughest challenges. Prior to co-founding Eta Compute, Dr. Raghavan was the CTO of the Cadence Design Systems IP Division. Before Cadence, he co-founded Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI), a company that set new standards for ultra-high bandwidth optical solutions. Before Inphi, he worked at Hughes Research and for Intel. Dr. Raghavan earned his bachelor’s degree in technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and both his master’s and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

Tim Semones, CFO and Co-founder brings more than three decades of engineering design and financial expertise to Eta Compute. He was a co-founder, CFO, COO, and board member at Inphi Corporation. Mr. Semones has held senior executive positions with MindSpring/Earthlink, founded two instrumentation startups, and started his career at Hewlett Packard. He earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. He was awarded his master’s degree from the UCLA Anderson School of Management where he also completed the Director Certification Program.

Paul Washkewicz is Vice President of Marketing and Sales and Co-founder of Eta Compute. Mr. Washkewicz brings extensive experience in technology and product marketing having held senior management positions at Intel Corporation, Hewlett Packard, and General Dynamics. Prior to Eta Compute he worked for 13 years at Inphi Corporation, as the Vice President of Servers and Storage Business Unit. Mr. Washkewicz earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from California State Polytechnic University-Pomona.


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