Mr. Vahid Manian is Entropic's senior vice president of Global Engineering and Operations. A seasoned semiconductor executive with more than 30-years of proven business, technology and operations experience, Vahid is responsible for Entropic’s global engineering and operations organizations, including hardware and software product development, technical operations, quality, and supply management.
Since joining Entropic in 2012 as the Senior Vice President of Global Operations, Vahid successfully expanded the scale and scope of the Company’s global operations organization. He implemented innovative manufacturing cost reduction and long-range capacity planning strategies that had a significant impact on gross margins and inventory turns. Vahid also played an integral role in moving Entropic to the latest 28nm low power process technology.
Prior to Entropic, Vahid was responsible for all operations activity at Telegent Systems, a leading supplier of silicon solutions for mobile TV applications, later acquired by Spreadtrum Communication, a Shanghai-based semiconductor company. During his tenure with Telegent, Vahid instituted stringent cost reduction programs, which resulted in lowering product costs by more than 25-percent in less than six months. Before Telegent, Vahid served as senior vice president of global manufacturing operations at Broadcom Corporation, where he oversaw the Company’s operations and manufacturing activities including foundry operations and process technology direction. Vahid joined Broadcom in January 1996, and established the operations strategy, which helped grow the Company from a start-up to a multi-billion dollar organization leveraging best-in-class delivery and inventory management systems.
Vahid previously served on the Board of Directors, and was elected vice chairman, of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), which is focused on accelerating the growth and increasing the return on invested capital for the global semiconductor industry.