Kapil Shankar

Founder & CEO
SiliconBlue Technologies Corporation
Kapil Shankar has over 20 years experience in semiconductors and programmable logic. Kapil was the founder and CEO of SiliconBlue® Technologies Corporation, a pioneer and leader in ultra low power, single-chip Custom Mobile Devices™ for consumer handheld applications.

Recognizing the high growth potential of products in the mobile market, Kapil along with a seasoned team of semiconductor industry veterans introduced a “game changing” programmable logic solution addressing the power, cost, and size needs of the mobile handset designer.

SiliconBlue was acquired by Lattice Semiconductor in December 2011. He continued as Corp. VP and GM at Lattice through assimilation, which was completed by August 2012.

Before SiliconBlue, Kapil spearheaded the low-cost, consumer oriented Spartan FPGA family at Xilinx Corporation. At Lattice Semiconductor, Kapil created In System Programmable (ISP) CPLDs.

Kapil holds 16 patents in programmable logic. He has a MSEE and MSCS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY and has received his BSEE from Delhi University.