Anora provides differentiated services to semiconductor and system companies in the areas of Design for Test, ATE based IC Production Test, Post Silicon Design and System Validation and Systems Engineering. Our value added contributions are a result of high-quality, innovative solutions that bridge gaps across multiple realms. With our commitment to excellence and in-house expertise, we understand our customer’s vision and care-abouts. We then architect and design solutions that provide high value for the customer – and deliver!
Hari Chandran is a founder and managing partner of Anora, LLC. Mr. Chandran has over 19 years of experience in semiconductor product development. He holds a Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University.
Prior to Anora, Mr. Chandran was Vice President of Operations, Hardware and Product Engineering at WiQuest Communications. At WiQuest, Mr. Chandran took two generations of complex ultrawide band SoC and multiple reference designs to production. Mr. Chandran was also instrumental in building WiQuest's operations in India.
Before joining WiQuest Communications, Mr. Chandran served as Product and Test Manger in the Broadband Communications group at Texas Instruments where he was responsible for taking multiple WLAN and other Broadband products to high volume production. He was instrumental in defining, developing, implementing and releasing to production very low-cost solutions incorporating innovative DFT techniques for complex mixed signal SoC. Mr. Chandran led several technical activities across different business units, bringing together teams of designers, test and product engineers and other technical experts to solve cutting edge issues.
Mr. Chandran's versatility and breadth of knowledge is very well recognized in the semiconductor industry. He is well known across a wide network of semiconductor companies including test vendors, foundries, packaging and assembly houses and failure analysis laboratories around the world, including the U.S., Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan, China and India. Mr. Chandran holds two U.S. Patents and has authored several publications, including one that won the best paper at the 2000 International Test Conference.
Pramod Variyam is a founder and managing partner of Anora, LLC. Dr. Variyam has over 16 years of experience in semiconductor product development. He holds Doctoral and Master’s degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai.
Most recently, Dr. Variyam was the director of product development engineering at WiQuest Communications. At WiQuest, he productized two generations of ultra-wide-band chip-sets. He architected and implemented low-cost test solutions for 8 GHz single-chip OFDM based CMOS UWB radio with 2.5 GHz PCIe and USB2.0 host interfaces.
Previously, he worked at Texas Instruments where he was involved in productization of cutting edge semiconductor chips into high volume manufacturing. As manager of product development engineering in TI's Broadband Communications Group,
Dr. Variyam was responsible for productizing three generations of DSL central office chips.
As a part of TI's Wireless Terminal Business Unit, he released integrated power management and voice band CODEC devices into high volume manufacturing. During his tenure at TI, he was instrumental in implementing sophisticated analog and mixed-signal design-for-testability features across several TI devices.
Dr. Variyam is a recognized leader in the semiconductor test community. While at TI, Dr. Variyam was elected to Senior Member of Technical Staff. His Ph.D. dissertation titled "Efficient Testing Techniques For Mixed-Signal ICs" generated a large part of the intellectual property for a private company, Ardext Technologies.
He has authored more than twenty refereed publications, holds five U.S. Patents and has three more pending.