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. 

Leadership Team

Eta Compute is fueled by a team of industry experts, machine learning and 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.

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Ted Tewksbury Ph.D., President and CEO,

Ted brings over 30 years of experience building and growing technology businesses. Previously, he served as president and chief executive officer for Entropic Communications, an industry leader in connectivity solutions, 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. Tewksbury was also president and chief operating officer of AMI Semiconductor before its acquisition by ON Semiconductor. Tewksbury holds B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. 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.

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. Evan 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 oversaw one of the largest commercial IoT systems, with millions of deployed sensors and cloud infrastructure for multiple applications. Evan serves as an advisor and board member to a number of global technology companies. He earned his bachelor’s from the University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.
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Chao Xu, Ph.D., Vice President of Technology

Chao brings more than 20 years of experience in advanced signal processing and machine learning, networking and silicon photonics. Prior to Eta Compute, Dr. Xu served as senior director of communication systems at Inphi Corporation, and 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 and a bachelor of engineering 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.
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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 in Economics from the University of California, Davis and has completed the coursework for a Master of Arts in Theology from Santa Clara University.

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