Dr. Babak Taheri
Chief Executive Officer and Board Member
Babak Taheri is the CEO and Member of the Board of Directors at Silvaco Group, a leading provider of TCAD, EDA, and design IP software. He began his career at Silvaco as chief technical officer and executive vice-president of products. He also has been the CEO / president of IBT working with investors, private equity firms, and startups on M&A, technology, and business diligence.
While at IBT, he served on advisory boards of MEMS World Summit, Novasentis, AGCM, ALEA labs, Lion Point Capital, and Silver Lake. Prior to IBT, he was the VP & GM of the sensor solutions division at Freescale semiconductor (now NXP).
Babak was the recipient of “The Perfect Project Award” in 2003 while at Cypress; Twice recipient of the “Diamond Chip Award” in 2013 /14 while at Freescale; recipient of the MEMS & Sensors executive of the year award in 2014, and in 2015 was the recipient of the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal from UC. Davis College of Engineering, where he is on the advisory board to the college. Dr. Taheri served as a member of the governing council on ESDA Alliance from 2019 to 2021 and serves on the board of Parisi House on The Hill.
He has held VP/GM roles at Cypress Semiconductors, Invensense (now TDK) and key roles at SRI International and Apple. Babak received his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from UC Davis with majors in EECS and Neurosciences. He has over 20 published articles and holds over 30 issued patents. His most recent published book in 2021 is titled “Artificial Sensors Shape the Six Pillars of Our Lives”.