Sailesh Chittipeddi, Ph.D.
Vice President, Global Operations and Chief Technology Officer
Sailesh Chittipeddi is IDT’s vice president of global operations and CTO, focused primarily on corporate growth and differentiation. In this role he is responsible for the company’s operations, procurement, quality, supply chain, foundry engineering, assembly engineering, test engineering, facilities, design automation groups and standard products business units. Additionally, Chittipeddi helps IDT leverage its existing strengths to increase corporate value while driving the rapid delivery of new products.
Prior to joining IDT, Chittipeddi was President and CEO of Conexant Systems and served on its Board of Directors. He led the company in its transition from a public company to private ownership and through its debt restructuring efforts. Before that, he held several executive roles at Conexant Systems, including COO , co-President, EVP for Operations and Chief Technical Officer, with responsibility for global engineering, product development, operations, quality, facilities, IT and associated infrastructure support. Chittipeddi started his career in technology with AT&T Bell Labs and managed progressively larger engineering and operations groups with AT&T Microelectronics/Lucent and Agere Systems. Chittipeddi also serves as a technology advisor to Pelican Point Capital Management based in Newport Beach, California.
Chittipeddi holds five degrees, including an M.B.A from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. in physics from The Ohio State University. Chittipeddi has earned 64 U.S. patents related to semiconductor process, package and design, and has had nearly 40 technical articles published.