To revolutionize deep learning with real-time AI solutions that scale from the edge to the datacenter
We Work Together
At Wave we recognize the value of the individual and the value of working together. Through open communication, collaboration and alignment we can accomplish more than working in silos. Yet, as a company we also respect the significance of each person’s point-of-view and diversity of thought. We are driven by a collective objective to continuously innovate.
We Have a Culture of Innovation
Solving complex artificial intelligence problems is demanding work that requires high levels of creativity and innovative thinking. Radical breakthrough technology is a key element of our success, but we also regularly evaluate our approach to the market and business operations. We ask all employees to continuously use their complete depth of knowledge to identify and solve difficult problems as a team.
We Take Collective Responsibility
Each of us must say what we mean, mean what we say, and do what we say we’ll do. We hold each other accountable. Personal commitment, perseverance, open communication is a way of life at Wave Computing. All team members contribute and play a significant role in the success of our customers.
We Do the Right Thing
At Wave, being honest with ourselves, our customers, establishing trust and earning respect is a day-to-day requirement. We believe truthfulness matters and personal integrity is a character trait we demand of every Wave employee. We pride ourselves on our renowned business integrity to bring our creative artificial intelligence systems and solutions to customers around the world.
We Embrace the Startup Mentality
Wave is a venture capital backed startup. We will never have all the resources, as many people or as much time as we want to bring new creative solutions to the market. To be successful, we must continue to rely on innovation, the speed of action, and working hard to get our job done. Everyone must have a sense of hard/smart work, financial frugality and taking action.
Wave is Leading the AI Revolution
Founded in 2010, Wave Computing is leading the AI revolution with the industry’s first AI-native, dataflow-based solutions that help accelerate applications from the edge to the data center.
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Dado Banatao is Executive Chairman of Wave Computing and a recognized Silicon Valley entrepreneur, venture capitalist and philanthropist. Banatao has founded, funded or led numerous technology companies throughout his forty-year career, for which he has helped generate more than $100 billion in market value. Those companies span the AI and deep learning, systems, semiconductor, storage, smart grid, telecommunications and networking industries.
An engineer at heart, Banatao pioneered the PC chip set and graphics acceleration designs that still serve as two of the foundational technologies in every PC today. His discoveries also include the first 10-Mbit Ethernet CMOS with silicon coupler data-link control and trans receiver chip, and the first system logic chip set for IBM’s PC-XT and the PC-AT.
An avid philanthropist, Banatao is dedicated to various charities and Philippine-American development initiatives with the goal of eradicating poverty through technology. His recognitions and awards include the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the Master Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the Asian Leadership Award, a Doctor of Technology degree, and many others.
Banatao holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering., cum laude, from the Mapua Institute of Technology in the Philippines and a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Derek Meyer is the CEO of Wave Computing where he leads the company’s strategy to revolutionize artificial intelligence (AI) with its dataflow-based systems and solutions that deliver orders of magnitude performance improvements over legacy architectures. The company’s vision is to bring deep learning to customers’ data wherever it may be—from the datacenter to the edge—helping accelerate time-to-insight.
Meyer brings more than 20 years of executive management, corporate strategy and go-to-market experience to the company. Prior to joining Wave Computing, Meyer held executive leadership positions in both established and startup companies spanning the semiconductor and computer systems industries, including ARC, CEVA, Philips, Silicon Graphics, Sun Microsystems, Harris Computers and MIPS Technologies. At MIPS, he was part of the executive team that took the company public in December 1989.
Meyer earned a B.S. in Physics from Florida Atlantic University where he also received an M.S. in Astrophysics.
Dennis Bencala brings more than 20 years of financial management and leadership experience to Wave Computing, with a proven track record in scaling early and mid-stage technology companies. In his role as senior vice president and chief financial officer, Bencala leads the implementation and oversight of the company’s worldwide financial and business operations. He also plays a key role in developing and executing strategies to accelerate the company’s growth through acquisitions, partnership, indirect channels and geographic expansion. Prior to joining Wave Computing, Bencala held CFO and senior leadership positions at companies including ikeGPS, Ikanos Communications, and SiRF Technology, where he played a critical role in driving exceptional business growth. Bencala holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from San Diego State University.
Art Swift is a recognized industry leader who has held C-level positions at high-tech companies, international industry consortiums and open source foundations. He brings more than 30 years of deep domain expertise in the semiconductor, processor Intellectual Property, and machine learning to Wave Computing – including prior experience of having worked at MIPS Technologies.
Most recently, Swift served as the Vice Chair of the RISC-V Foundation’s Marketing Committee and as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Esperanto Technologies. He is also the President of the prpl Foundation, an international organization of leading technology companies that promotes the development of open source software for embedded computing. Swift will maintain his leadership position with the prpl Foundation, in which Wave is a sponsor and board member through the MIPS acquisition. He has also held executive roles at leading technology companies including CUPP Computing, Unidym Corporation, Transmeta and Sun Microsystems. Swift is also a co-inventor of three U.S. patents, and holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.
Dr. Nicol is Wave Computing’s senior vice president and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), as well as the lead architect of the company’s unique Data Processor Unit (DPU) architecture. In addition to his duties as CTO, Dr. Nicol leads the systems team developing products, the runtime software environment and benchmarking applications using deep learning frameworks.
Prior to joining Wave, Dr. Nicol was CTO of Embedded Systems at NICTA, an Australian ICT R&D organization where he helped establish and support over 20 R&D projects across hardware and software development for intelligent, secure, robust and power efficient embedded systems. Prior to NICTA, Dr. Nicol founded Bell Labs Research and Agere Systems in Australia then worked for AT&T Bell Labs in New Jersey.
He received the PhD from the University of New South Wales and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management. Dr. Nicol has served on the Technical Program Committee (TPC) of ISSCC twice, and is in his third term serving on the TPC of IEEE International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design. He is an inventor of 21 U.S. patents.
Mike Uhler is SVP of Wave Computing’s AI Systems Group. In this role, he leads the company’s day-to-day product operations including program management, manufacturing and quality, and is responsible for delivering complete turnkey systems to Wave’s customers worldwide. Prior to assuming this role, Uhler served as VP of Systems Engineering for Wave Computing.
Uhler has a long history in defining product and business development strategies for software, architectural, microprocessor, system on chip and enterprise system technologies. Prior to joining Wave, he served as VP of the Smart Data Acceleration program at Rambus, where he led all aspects of the program which delivered significant improvements in performance and power efficiency for big data applications in the data center. Uhler’s prior experience also includes leadership and engineering positions with high-tech companies such as AMD, MIPS Technologies, Silicon Graphics and Digital Equipment Corporation.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Arizona and is an inventor on 42 U.S. patents.
As Wave Computing’s SVP and Chief Business Officer, Flanagin leads the company’s revenue generation and go-to-market strategy for its systems, software and IP product lines. Flanagin is responsible for growing the company’s business strategy, partnerships and customer base worldwide, while collaborating with senior leadership on product marketing, roadmap and customer support. Prior to joining Wave, he was a member of CTO staff at Cisco Systems and ran global corporate marketing and communications for SanDisk. Flanagin has also held executive and leadership positions at several other leading technology companies and currently serves as Planning Commissioner for a major Silicon Valley city. He was also served in two branches of the U.S. military.
As Wave Computing’s Chief Data Scientist, Dr. Jin Kim drives the company’s Proof-of-Concept programs with key customers and plays a critical role in helping define the company’s overall deep learning, data science and ecosystem strategies.
Dr. Kim has spent more than 20 years as a security researcher, scientist and entrepreneur, studying machine learning, deep learning, and artificial intelligence (AI) organizations. Prior to joining Wave Computing, he held executive positions at GraphSQL, Objectivity, Skytree and other companies. A recognized thought leader in the A industry, Dr. Kim received his PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University where he was also an adjunct professor of Computer Science and Director of Knowledge-Based Systems.
Darren Jones serves as VP of Silicon Products at Wave Computing. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of silicon development, including the company’s revolutionary Dataflow Processing Unit (DPU) array, which clusters thousands of Processing Elements (PE’s) in a novel architecture resulting in improved speed and throughput.
Jones has more than 25 years of experience inventing and verifying processor-based system on chip (SoC) designs. Most recently, he drove the successful tapeout of two generations of Xilinx Zynq family SoC’s at the 28nm and 16nm process nodes. Prior to joining Wave Computing, Jones worked at MIPS Technologies where he drove the delivery of multiple generations of the company’s mid-range processor IP products.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Jones has co-authored more than 20 patents focused primarily on processor design and multithreading technologies.
As Wave Computing’s Chief People Officer, Mike Schroeder is focused on creating an inclusive compelling employee experience that enables Wave employees to apply their skills, innovate, and develop in ways that help accelerate overall business success. As a visionary, integrity-driven leader with over 20 years of experience in working with large, diverse, international teams through periods of high-growth, Schroeder will vastly expand Wave’s ability to attract highly sought-after professionals with AI software, hardware and neural network systems expertise.
Prior to joining Wave, Schroeder held several VP and senior management roles at a wide range of technology companies, including Rambus, Synopsys, and Apple Computing, focused on conceptualizing and deploying people strategies that drove professional development, organizational alignment and company differentiation. Schroeder is an active participant in the Business Ethics Partnership group at Santa Clara University and previously served as a board member for the American Cancer Society.
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