Brainchip appoints technology veteran as CMO

Laguna Hills, Ca (USA)

Brainchip Holdings has hired Nandan Nayampally as Chief Marketing Officer to drive all aspects of marketing, product management and business strategy for the company’s Akida event-based AI neural processor IP, and its portfolio of Essential AI enabling technology solutions.

Nayampally is an entrepreneurial executive with more than 25 years of success in building or growing technology businesses with industry-wide impact. He was at Arm for more than 15 years in a variety of product marketing and product management leadership roles, eventually becoming vice president and general manager of Arm’s signature CPU group and the Client Line of Business, where he identified key technology investments, developed a strategy and roadmap of products to deliver compelling, market-leading solutions for billions of SoCs, while establishing strategic partnerships and alliances.

Nayampally comes to Brainchip from Amazon, where he helped accelerate the adoption of Alexa Voice and other multimodal services into third-party devices.

“I am excited to join Brainchip. Our unique approach to performant and efficient edge AI at scale is a great enabler for an industry that is looking for innovative and transformative solutions” said Nayampally. “It is a great opportunity to not only advance product intelligence at the sensor and the edge but unleash the full power of AI. Brainchip is positioned to create that positive change and I’m thrilled to be a part of making that happen.”

“Nandan has a deep technical understanding of semiconductor design and IP as well as the market factors that lead to product success,” said Sean Hehir, CEO. “We look forward to leveraging his product experience and executive success at companies like Arm and Amazon to help us deliver Brainchip solutions to the market.”


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