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 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 Computing is accelerating AI
Wave Computing’s dataflow-based solutions help accelerate applications from the edge to the data center.
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.
Art Swift is CEO of Wave Computing where he leads the company’s vision for helping customers accelerate the application of artificial intelligence to customers’ data—from the data center to the edge. As a recognized industry executive with over 25 years’ experience, Swift has held C-level positions at public and private high-tech companies, international industry consortiums and open source foundations. He has deep domain expertise in the semiconductor, processor Intellectual Property, and machine learning industries – including prior experience with MIPS Technologies.
Prior to taking the role of CEO, Swift served as the President of Wave Computing’s MIPS IP Licensing business, during which he led the delivery of several notable contributions including the development of the company’s MIPS Open initiative and governing body, and launch of the TritonAI 64 platform, the company’s first AI-enabled silicon design.
Before joining Wave Computing in December 2018, Swift served as the vice chair of the RISC-V Foundation’s marketing committee and as VP of Marketing and Business Development for Esperanto Technologies. Swift has also held executive roles at CUPP Computing, MIPS Technologies, Unidym Corporation, Transmeta and Sun Microsystems. He is the President of the prpl Foundation, an international organization of leading technology companies that promotes the development of open source software for embedded computing, a co-inventor of three U.S. patents, and holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University.
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.
Krishna Raghavan brings over 25 years of financial management, product development and delivery experience to Wave Computing. As the President of Wave’s MIPS IP Licensing business, Raghavan is responsible for overseeing the product development, revenue growth, product positioning and go-to-market strategy for Wave’s complete portfolio of IP licensing products. Raghavan joined Wave Computing through the MIPS acquisition in 2018 and most recently served as Vice President Business Operations, in which he was responsible for corporate development and strategy.
Prior to Wave Computing, Raghavan was the chief financial officer and chief operating officer of MIPS Technologies. In this role he successfully turned MIPS into a profitable company through a series of restructuring initiatives and by reorganizing the product portfolio with the investment of Tallwood Ventures. Prior to leading MIPS Technologies, Raghavan was the Executive Vice President for North America Operations at Imagination Technologies.
Raghavan is a serial entrepreneur who has successfully grown several start-up ventures in technology and healthcare from inception to exit. He co- founded Hellosoft, Inc., a telephony IP company, which was acquired by Imagination Technologies in 2010; Radion Inc., a privately-held healthcare technology firm specializing in oncology; and DermEbx, a healthcare services and technology company that provides skin electronic brachytherapy programs to dermatology and oncology networks, which was acquired by ICAD in 2014.
Raghaven’s background also includes extensive public accounting and corporate M&A experience, plus healthcare, biotechnology and telecommunications technology expertise. He has served as both an Advisor and Board Member for various technology companies and currently serves as a Board Member for the Prpl Foundation.
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.
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.
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