Fayetteville, AR 72701, USElectronics & Instrumentationwww.nanowattdesign.com
Software supporting Deep LearningVisionThe next generation of digital assistants will not simply respond to voice commands. Instead, devices will use ubiquitous computer vision and artificial intelligence to anticipate user needs and extend our visual senses. NanoWatt Design’s early adoption of deep-learning technology and expertise in power-efficient computer vision will help us lead the industry transition to a world where consumers and enterprises depend on these vision-enhanced digital assistants.Mission StatementNanoWatt Design enables the “Internet of Things that See” with leading-edge software and system-level applications using artificial intelligence to manage billions of visual event detectors. We will expand our partnerships with key semiconductor and system companies to deliver the software and hardware infrastructure that builds on the intellectual property we are developing for customers’ products operating both in the cloud and at the network edge (customer premises). As NanoWatt Design grows, we will establish ourselves as technology leaders driving the new industry standards to deliver innovative products and a high ROI to our stakeholders.
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NanoWatt Design will assist our customers with design services as needed to prove the technology and establish credibility for technology license agreement. The company plans to add necessary staff and resources to complete any design requested by our strategic customers.
Chief Operating Officer Mr. Ronald B. Foster has 21 years of prior experience, including 3 years, 1980 – 1983, in Texas Instruments’ Circuits Design and Development department, followed by 18 years at Honeywell. At Honeywell, Mr. Foster was Manager of Design for Fabrication for several years, and also Manager of Integrated Circuit Design and Layout at the time of his departure. Mr. Foster co-founded MEMS company Axept, LLC, in 2006, where he was Chief Operating Officer until December, 2010. This extensive background in research and development and management uniquely prepares Mr. Foster to lead the company. Mr. Foster was CEO from company founding to February, 2015, at which time he recruited Scott Gardner to take over the position. Scott's entire career has been in semiconductor-related sales and marketing.
J. Scott Gardner is an engineer who began his career 25 years ago designing microprocessor-based systems. He has served in various marketing and management roles in the semiconductor industry, most notably during 10 years at IDT. He has held executive staff or board positions at several startups and continues to consult part-time. Scott received a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kansas and an MBA from Santa Clara University. Mr. Gardner is currently a past CEO and Board member. He advises on development of sales and marketing plans and strategic relationships.
Parviz Palangpour received Ph.D. E.E from University of Arkansas in 2012. He began working for NanoWatt Design prior to completing his degree. He is now a leading expert in the design of computer processors to most efficiently execute Artificial Intelligence software. For the past 18 months, he has been embedded with a significant computer processor company, where he guides the design-for-software. The secret design project is scheduled for completion in 2018.
Dr. Perry Holman, Ph.D. E.E., has a long career of bringing both his and other’s ideas to meaningful production. He had a distinguished career at Honeywell as Principal Design Engineer in the Semiconductor Integrated Circuit facility in Richardson, Texas. In this role, he led teams to bring over 20 devices to production. Further, he independently created software tools related to modeling of electromagnetics and semiconductor devices, and statistics supporting design-for-manufacturing. Dr. Holman served on the Intellectual Property committee for a $1B division, and was a key advisor on multiple M&A’s. At University of Texas Dallas he taught graduate-level courses in electromagnetics, semiconductor device physics, advanced engineering mathematics, analog circuit design, and lasers. He left Honeywell in 2012 to found a company developing App software for the healthcare industry. Perry sold the primary product into over 300 hospitals across the US and Canada, resulting in a 2017 acquisiti
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