Team

Ali Pourkeramati

Chief Executive Officer

Ali Pourkeramati gained more than 35 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. Most recently as managing partner at Influence Capital Partners, Inc.. He held several different roles at Spansion Inc. and Cypress Semiconductor from 2005 to 2015, the latest as Executive Vice President of Memory Product Development, Corporate Senior Vice President of Business Development and M&A, General Manager of Flash Memory Division and CTO. Ali was founder and CEO of Azalea Microelctronics Corporation a Non-Volatile Flash Memory Company from 1995 to 2004. Before that he was Vice president of Design Engineering at ICT Inc.. He held several different positions in Non-Volatile Memory Design Engineering at International CMOCs Technology Inc. and Signetics Corporation. Ali received his M. Sc. in electrical engineering at Santa Clara University and B. Sc. in electrical and computer engineering at Oregon State University. More than 15 patents in Non-Volatile Memory and related subject are owned by him.

Dr. Stefan Müller

Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder

Dr. Stefan Müller received the joint master’s degree in Microelectronics from the Technical University Munich, Germany, and Nanyang Technological University Singapore in 2011. In 2015, he received the PhD degree from Dresden University of Technology for his work on HfO2-based ferroelectric devices.

Menno Mennenga

Principal Test and Characterization Engineer and Co-Founder

Menno Mennenga holds electrical engineering degrees from Texas A&M University and Dresden University of Technology. He started his career at Systemonic, later joined AMD, and then Atmel. As a consultant he worked for several first-tier semiconductor companies, including foundries, fabless IC vendors, and IDMs. His professional experience spans R&D, Marketing, and Sales.

Marko Noack

Principal Analog IC Design Engineer and Co-Founder

Marko Noack received a diploma degree in electrical engineering from Dresden University of Technology in 2011. He then joined the chair of Highly-Parallel VLSI-Systems and Neuromorphic Circuits as a PhD student. During his time as a PhD student, Marko was working on the implementation of neuromorphic components in 28 nm HKMG technology.

Johannes Ocker

Principal Device Engineer

Johannes Ocker received a diploma degree in applied natural sciences from Freiberg University of Technology in 2012. In 2013, he joined NaMLab gGmbH as a PhD student working on electrical characterization and modeling of SONOS charge trapping devices.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Mikolajick

Mentor

Prof. Dr. Thomas Mikolajick studied and received his doctorate in electrical engineering from the University Erlangen-Nürnberg. He then started to work in the semiconductor industry first at Siemens Semiconductor and later at Infineon and Qimonda. In that time his work was focused around metal-oxide semiconductor devices, device and material reliability and nonvolatile memories. Since 2009 he is professor at Dresden University of Technology and scientific director of NaMLab gGmbH.