Hagop Nazarian is vice president of engineering and co-founder of Crossbar. He has over 25 years of semiconductor industry experience in leading new product and technology initiatives, directing design engineering teams, and in R&D Device and Reliability engineering.

Prior to joining Crossbar, Mr. Nazarian was vice president of Design Engineering at Spansion, where his local and global design teams successfully designed 65nm and 45nm MirrorBit NOR products. As the director of NAND Flash Design at Micron Technology, he formed the first NAND design team that developed 2Gbit - 16Gbit SLC and MLC NAND products on 90nm, 70nm and 50nm technology nodes. He also served as director of design at Information Storage Devices where his local and global design teams successfully designed mixed-mode analog products and DECT phone VoiceDSP products. As a design manager at Cypress Semiconductor, his design team architected and designed Cypress’s first CPLDs Flash based product line and 7.5nm FLASH PLD. Hagop also worked at Xicor as a senior designer and R&D device engineer developing non-volatile EEPROM memory cell technologies, and products.

Mr. Nazarian has 95 issued patents and 12 patents pending. His patents are related to PLD, CPLDs, NAND, NOR, MRAM, ReRAM technologies, and mixed mode programmable analog circuits and product architectures. He has 3 publications in journals and conference proceedings.

He received his Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University in California.