Sailesh Chittipeddi is IDT’s executive vice president of global operations and CTO, with additional focus on corporate growth and differentiation. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s operations, procurement, quality, supply chain, foundry engineering, assembly engineering, product & test engineering, facilities, design automation groups, IT, as well as the IoT Systems Group, PCIe 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 Investment Group based in Newport Beach, California. He serves as member of the Board of Directors of Blu Wireless Technology (Bristol, UK) and as a Board Observer for Anagog (Israel).
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.