Dr. Sundar Narayanan has been vice president of Technology at Crossbar since October 2012 and oversees the development of the company’ Resistive Memory technology. He brings Crossbar over 15 years of industry experience in technology development specializing in prototyping, commercialization, technology transfer, yield enhancement and Low Rate Initial Production.
In 2011 as head of Engineering at SVTC Technologies, Dr. Narayanan lead a team of 70 engineers to develop diverse technologies that enabled the transformation of great ideas to revolutionary products for customers in the company’s San Jose and Austin facilities. He developed and organized the technology development process that took ideas from prototypes through the validated processes and to Specialty Production across multiple device platforms in memories, such as CMOS and NVMs (including SONOS, PCM, CBRAM, MRAM) MEMS, BioMEMS, Photonics and Energy.
Dr. Narayanan also ran the San Jose Fabrication facility as the Fab director for 2 years to improve operational and engineering efficiency to enable the transition from a captive fab to one where R&D and LRIP are done in parallel.
Prior to SVTC, he spent a decade at Cypress Semiconductor working on Process and Device Integration.
He has 14 issued U.S. and international patents and over 20 publications in journals and conference proceedings.
Dr. Narayanan has a Ph.D. from Drexel University, and was a Visiting Scholar and Post-Doctoral Researcher at RPI, Troy, New York, and is a Six Sigma Green Belt from ASQ.