About Us and Our Team
Eta Compute creates energy-efficient AI endpoint solutions that enable sensing devices to make autonomous decisions in energy-constrained environments in smart infrastructure and buildings, consumer, medical, retail, and a diverse range of IoT applications.
Eta Compute is fueled by a team of world leaders in machine learning, SoC architects, system experts and software engineers, most with more than 20 years’ experience. More than 60% of Eta Compute’s engineering team holds a Ph.D.
Ted Tewksbury Ph.D., President and CEO,
Ted brings over 30 years of experience building and growing technology businesses in the semiconductor sector. Previously, he served as president and chief executive officer for Entropic Communications, an industry leader in connectivity solutions for cable, satellite and broadband infrastructure, before the company’s acquisition by MaxLinear Corporation. Before this, as president and chief executive officer of Integrated Device Technology, he led the company’s successful turnaround, by launching new growth businesses including wireless charging, power management and high-performance radio frequency (RF) products. Tewksbury was also president and chief operating officer of AMI Semiconductor, a leading developer of semiconductor solutions for automotive, industrial and medical applications before its acquisition by ON Semiconductor. Earlier in his career, Tewksbury held a variety of engineering and management positions at Maxim Integrated, IBM Microelectronics and Analog Devices. Tewksbury holds B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from MIT. He is a past board member for the Global Semiconductor Alliance and is currently on the boards of Maxlinear and Jariet Technologies.
Gopal Raghavan, Ph.D., Co-founder, Chief Technologist
Gopal Raghavan, Ph.D., 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.
Evan Petridis, Chief Product Officer, Executive Vice President of Systems Engineering
With nearly 30 years of experience, Evan Petridis, Chief Product Officer and Executive Vice President of Systems Engineering, leads Eta Compute’s system solution strategy and helps define and develop a portfolio of innovative products that leverage the company’s low-power endpoint AI technology. He has a diverse and extended history of developing systems, from networking to tiny IoT sensing devices. Most recently he worked as Executive Vice President of Engineering at Enlighted Inc. (now part of Siemens Building Technologies) where he spearheaded all development and production activities for the company’s end-to-end IoT systems. While there, he oversaw one of the largest commercial IoT systems, with millions of deployed sensors and cloud infrastructure for multiple applications. Mr. Petridis serves as an advisor and board member to a number of global technology companies. He earned his bachelor’s degree with First Class Honors from the University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.
Chet Jewan, Vice President of Sales and Business Development
Chet has over 20 years of Sales and Marketing experience, prior to joining Eta Compute, he was VP of Sales at Rambus Inc, he held various senior marketing and sales roles at Inphi Corporation including VP of Worldwide Sales and Sales Operations. Senior Product Marketing Manager at Intel Corporation and Level One Communications. Mr. Jewan earned his masters of business administration from University of South Florida and bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Florida Agriculture Mechanical University & Florida State University.
Chao Xu, Ph.D., Vice President of Technology
Chao brings more than 20 years of experience in the advanced signal processing and machine learning, networking semiconductor, and silicon photonics. Prior to Eta Compute, Dr. Xu served as senior director of communication systems and computing and storage platform at Inphi Corporation. Prior to Inphi, he held senior R&D positions at Integrated Device Technology and PMC-Sierra. Dr. Xu has over 30 pending and awarded patents. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s of science degree and a bachelor of engineering degree in electrical engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China. His research area includes speech recognition, noise robustness, feature extraction, and other general machine learning methods.
Leon Bezdikian, Vice President of Human Resources
Leon brings to us over 25 years of HR experience with high-tech companies, including SiBeam, Inphi and InvenSense. His experience includes running HR departments for start-ups to mid-size companies. He specializes in developing HR processes, recruiting, total rewards, executive coaching, management training, and team building. Beyond serving as an HR professional, he teaches at University of California, Santa Cruz Extension. Leon earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, Davis and has completed the coursework for a Master of Arts Degree in Theology from Santa Clara University.
Eta Compute was founded with the vision that the proliferation of intelligent devices at the network edge will make daily life safer, healthier, comfortable and more convenient without sacrificing privacy and security.