SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, April 19, 2022 – The Open Source FPGA Foundation (OSFPGA) is excited to announce that Serge Leef, Head of Azure for Secure Microelectronics at Microsoft has joined its Board of Directors. 

Serge is an accomplished executive and industry luminary with deep technology and business leadership experience in computer architecture, electronic design automation (EDA), semiconductor intellectual property (IP), and open innovation. Most recently, he worked at DARPA as program manager for design automation and hardware security. Prior to that, he held vice president and general manager positions at Mentor-Siemens where he was responsible for identifying and building technology ventures in systems-oriented markets, defining strategies and building successful businesses around design automation products in diverse areas. During his time at Silicon Graphics, Serge and his team created revolutionary, high-speed, state-of-the-art simulation tools enabling the design of high-speed 3D graphics chips. Prior to that, Serge led Microchip’s CAE/CAD organization and developed functional, physical design and verification tools for major 8- and 16-bit microcontroller and microprocessor programs at Intel.  Serge earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and master’s degree in computer science from Arizona State University. 

“We are honored and excited to have Serge join our board,” said Dr. Shrikant Lohokare, CEO of the OSFPGA Foundation. “His deep expertise and industry leadership will be instrumental in helping to shape our initiatives. With his guidance, we are looking forward to advancing our vision of open source technology enablement, adoption, and ecosystem building across the industry.”

About the Open Source FPGA Foundation

The Open Source FPGA Foundation is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization and a global platform with a vision and mission of accelerating the worldwide awareness and widespread adoption of FPGA technology as an integral component of semiconductors in the Autonomous & Ubiquitous Intelligence Age through the development and proliferation of open-source FPGA technologies (customizable architecture, eFPGA fabrics, SoCs, ASICs) and automated tool flows, to lower the barriers of entry. To learn more about the OSFPGA Foundation, please visit

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