K. Charles Janac
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Janac is president and CEO of Arteris IP where he is responsible for growing and establishing a strong global presence for the company that is pioneering the concept of NoC technology. Charlie’s career spans 20 years and multiple industries including electronic design automation, semiconductor capital equipment, nano-technology, industrial polymers and venture capital.
In the first decade of his career, he held various marketing and sales positions at Cadence Design Systems (NYSE: CDN) where he helped build it into one of the ten largest software companies in the world. He joined HLD Systems as president, shifting the company’s focus from consulting services to IC floor planning software and building the management, distribution and customer support organizations. He then formed Smart Machines, manufacturer of semiconductor automation equipment and sold it to Brooks Automation (NASDAQ: BRKS). After a year as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Infinity Capital, a leading early-stage Venture Capital firm, where he consulted on Information Technology investment opportunities, he joined Nanomix as president and CEO helping build this start-up nano-technology company. Mr. Janac holds a B.S. and M.S. degree in Organic Chemistry from Tufts University and an M.B.A from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Vice President of Engineering
Khaled is a hands-on executive, with a broad-based background in the engineering industry where he led large global teams to successfully plan, implement and productize large designs using state-of-the-art methodologies and flows targeting markets such as SSD storage, CMOS image sensors, network security appliances, printers, set-top boxes and gaming consoles.
Khaled has a proven track-record in managing all aspects of chip & SoC development including architecture and modeling, RTL development, design verification, physical implementation, design-for-test (DFT), emulation using FPGA and emulation systems, advanced algorithms development and implementation, firmware and software development, silicon operations, packaging, reliability and ATE testing as well as analog SERDES development. He performed these roles over 23 years at SK Hynix, Toshiba, Samsung, Seagate, SandForce/LSI, Applied Micro, MagnaChip and Hifn.
Khaled received his doctorate degree in Engineering - Applied Science at the University of California, Davis, with a focus on using machine learning, clustering algorithms and visualization for detecting network intrusions.
Worldwide Vice President of Sales
David Mertens brings many years' experience selling intellectual property and semiconductors across multiple vertical markets, most notably in the consumer and mobile phone spaces. Prior to Arteris, David led the rapid adoption of Audience Inc.'s voice processing technology by many tier-1 mobile phone OEMs. During his 3 year tenure Tensilica Inc., he established dramatic growth in configurable processor licensors. He has held multiple sales management positions with a focus on Intellectual Property licensing at Synopsys, Faraday & Zoran.
Mr. Mertens’ undergraduate study was at the University of California, San Diego, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
Vice President of Marketing
Kurt has over two decades’ experience creating new technologies. Prior to Arteris, Kurt Shuler held senior marketing and product management roles at Intel, Texas Instruments, ARC International and two startups, Virtio and Tenison. He has extensive IP, semiconductor and software marketing experience in the automotive, mobile, consumer electronics and enterprise server markets. Kurt is a member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to the ISO 26262/TC22/SC3/WG16 working group, helping create the ISO 26262:2018 safety standard for semiconductors and semiconductor IP. Before working in high technology, Kurt flew as an air commando in the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Forces.
Mr. Shuler earned a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy and an M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Vice President of Sales, Europe, Japan, Middle East, Africa, India
Michel Telera was previously the Director of Southern Europe for Verisity where he built the organization from its inception to an operation with more than $11 million in sales. He has a 20-year record of serving major European accounts for companies such as Daisy Systems, Viewlogic, Compass Design Automation, and Avant!.
Chief Financial Officer
Prior to joining Arteris in 2012, Stéphane served as a financial auditor for 13 years at EY (formerly Ernst & Young), one of the major global auditing firms. He managed international private and public mid-cap clients in various markets such as Technology, Telecom, Biotech and Internet, dealing with VC financing, IPOs and strategic acquisitions. He brings to Arteris his deep knowledge of high-growth companies and revenue recognition accounting together with his competency in both European and American accounting standards. At Arteris, he oversees financial strategy, accounting, taxes, HR and administration globally.
Stéphane earned both a Master of Science Degree in Management Information Systems and Bachelor Degrees in Strategy, Economics, Accounting and Finance from two leading French universities, as well as second degree as a French CPA.
Amy Miller has extensive experience in intellectual property licensing and the semiconductor industry. She has served as an attorney at Zoran, Tensilica and ARM. She completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA and earned her Juris Doctor at the Santa Clara University School of Law.
Ty is a highly respected technologist with a strong reputation and an excellent depth of knowledge in on-chip communications, SoC architecture and IC design. He is a well-known industry thought leader with a proven track record of semiconductor innovation, deep customer relationships and breakthrough product definition.
Ty has played key roles in the development of microprocessor and system-on-chip architectures and technologies, serving in architect and design leadership roles at Motorola, Cyrix, SGI, and Alchemy Semiconductor. He managed ARM’s Austin Design Center and also ARM cores development and IC engineering for Texas Instruments’ OMAP application processors group. Most recently, Mr. Garibay was Vice President of IC Engineering for Altera, and later led FPGA IC design at Intel after it acquired Altera in late 2015.
Mr. Garibay has authored and co-authored 34 patents, and has been published in multiple technical journals and conferences.