SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, April 12, 2021 – Open Source FPGA Foundation (OSFPGA Foundation), a non-profit organization focused on accelerating worldwide awareness and widespread adoption of FPGA technology, today announced that its board of directors has appointed industry veteran Dr. Shrikant Lohokare as CEO, effective immediately. Dr. Lohokare will be responsible for the execution of strategic initiatives outlined by the board of directors and driving the growth of the Foundation.
Dr. Lohokare brings a wealth of expertise to the OSFPGA Foundation with a distinguished career in the semiconductor industry, spanning the last 25 years. He has held a variety of positions as a senior executive and entrepreneur with global leadership and cross-functional management experience, driving vision, innovation, strategy, operational and commercial excellence at a wide range of organizations including Fortune 500 Companies, startups, venture capital and private equity firms, as well as industry non-profit organizations. Dr. Lohokare has most recently served as Chief Executive of the Global Semiconductor Alliance, a leading semiconductor industry association. He holds a Ph.D. in semiconductor physics from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, and a masters from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
“We are honored that Dr. Lohokare has joined us to lead the Open Source FPGA Foundation”, said Dr. Naveed Sherwani, Co-Chairman at OSFPGA Foundation. “We are committed to our vision of open source design enablement for the FPGA industry. Dr. Lohokare’s deep background and high standing in semiconductors will enable us to maximize the reach and impact of this innovative technology. We already have fantastic engagement with our growing membership base and look forward to further exciting announcements in the next thirty days.”
“I am honored and excited to be collaborating with OSFPGA Foundation’s eminent Board of Directors and members”, said Dr. Lohokare, CEO of OSFPGA Foundation. “I am also looking forward to leading the growth of this game-changing initiative and enabling open source framework with a potential to significantly enhance FPGA architecture customization and prototyping efficiencies, lower barriers, and accelerate innovation.”
About Open Source FPGA Foundation
The Open Source FPGA Foundation offers a set of free and open source tools enabling fast prototyping for FPGA chips and automated EDA support, through open standard collaboration. It aims to set FPGA companies free from engineering-labor intensive processes in producing FPGA chips, give full freedom for software developers when customizing FPGA software stacks and provide an open collaboration for FPGA end-users to implement high-quality designs. It will bring together companies, universities and individuals working on or interested in advancing open-source FPGA capabilities, establish the necessary cooperation channels, promote outreach and education, and coordinate joint efforts to enable easier collaboration around an open source FPGA ecosystem. To learn more about the OSFPGA Foundation, please visit www.osfpga.org.
Dr. Shrikant Lohokare