Sunit Saxena

Sunit Saxena
Chairman, CEO & President
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Sunit has over 30 years of extensive and wide-ranging experience in the silicon chip and other industries. Prior to co-founding Altierre in 2002, he was an Exec. Officer/COO/Exec VP of various companies including Alliance Semiconductor and Sandcraft Inc and has managed very large P&L’s in the most competitive sectors of the silicon industry. He has run far flung high volume Worldwide Operations & Engineering shipping over 150 million chips and modules annually out of several countries. He has set up several satellite centers on tightly managed budgets. He has successfully engineered and delivered product to most Tier 1 companies, including IBM, AT&T, HP, Cisco, Siemens, etc. and the Dept of Defense. Sunit has close top level relationships with manufacturing partners across Asia, including Taiwan, China, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Korea, etc. He was key in the growth of Altera from its early days to a highly profitable, several hundred million dollar business. He has been instrumental in several startup companies ranging from the biotech to medical and defense industries and has designed complex projects like tank gunner training systems and 3-D medical image scanning platforms. He has worked with a vast array of silicon product types and technologies ranging across wireless, memories, microprocessors, networking chipsets, PLD’s, etc. He holds an M.S. in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University & an M.S. in Solid State Physics from IIT Delhi, India. Sunit was selected for the National Science Talent scholarship and was ranked in the top 30 in the nation.