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  Farhad Mafie

Farhad Mafie, President and CEO of Savant Company Inc., has over 25 years of experience in semiconductor and computer businesses and more than 15 years of university-level teaching experience. A seasoned technical executive with extensive global experience in Semiconductor IC & IP businesses with hands-on experience in sales, marketing and engineering.

Farhad has a track record of success in large and start-up organizations, building and leading strong sales, marketing and engineering teams, and in improving traction and revenue with major international customers. He enjoys developing business plan and go-to-market strategies for innovative and disruptive technologies, deal making, developing strategic alliances and partnerships.

In 2003, Farhad designed and developed the annual Internationals System-on-Chip (SoC) Conference, Exhibits, and Workshops. The International SoC Conference brings together a very targeted and sophisticated audience globally from major technology companies as well as key universities for two exciting days devoted to groundbreaking technology and business disclosures, focused exclusively on System-on-Chip and related technologies driving the ASIC/SoC/ASSP/FPGA/Foundry industry.

For over five years, as Corporate Vice President, Farhad developed and managed Microsemiís Worldwide Product Marketing and Corp Communications teams (in US, EU, India, and China). Responsible for all the worldwide outbound and inbound marketing programs, and worked directly with executive team on M&A projects and integration of over 15 acquired companies.

Farhad designed and developed Microsemiís website; the LMS-based online training program; brand and PR/Media strategies; Marketing and Sales Automation process; Event management team (conducting over 120 events worldwide including virtual conferences, Corp and philanthropy events, fundraising programs, Town Halls, and more); TechPubs; Creative and video production teams; and much more.

He built and launched Microsemi Innovations Lab at UC Irvine. An outstanding and successful program that bring Microsemi technologies to the UCIís engineering communities.

Farhad is also the former Vice President of Marketing/Business Development and Technical Sales Engineering at Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. He was responsible for marketing the entire Toshiba standard ICs (RISC/CISC CPUs, Configurable CPUs, DSPs, Bluetooth, Wireless ICs, RFID, MPEG-4, CCD/CMOS, Analog ICs, Automotive ICs, etc.). He was also responsible for engineering development for Toshiba's Embedded and Digital Consumer products & solutions based on ASSP and SoC Models.

He architected and developed Toshiba's ASSP Business Unit and Technical Sales Engineering Team as two brand new organizations for the company that were also adopted by Toshiba on a worldwide basis.

Farhad has worked at Lucent Technologies on marketing communications ICs (Modem chipset, Video Conferencing solutions), Toshiba Information Systems on product definition for Toshiba's notebooks PCs and handheld products, Unisys on designing new processors and computer systems, and MSI Data on designing data collection products. He has a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering from California State University, Fullerton.

His combined business and academic experience has given Farhad a unique ability to effectively communicate complex new technologies to business professionals at all levels, as well as the ability to foresee emerging leading-edge technologies.

Farhad is an author and a translator and in 2003, he published Nader Naderpour 1929-2000 Iranian Poet, Thinker, Patriot. He is also the Editor-in-Chief for CRC Press on SoC Design and Technologies Book Series. Two New Books:
1) Low-Power NoC for High-Performance SoC Design
2) Design of Cost-Efficient Interconnect Processing Units



Farhad Mafie with Bill Gates at Comdex 2000 (Las Vegas)

Discussing MPEG-4 Applications for Mobile Devices.


Farhad Mafie with Al Gore Former Vice President

May 18, 2005

Seoul Digital Forum, Korea


Farhad Mafie with Hor. Loretta Sanchez Congresswoman (Represents the California 47th Congressional District of California)

26th Annual Humanitarian of the Year Awards Gala (April 12, 2003)

of The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ)


Farhad Mafie with Martin Cooper ArrayComm Chairman

Farhad Mafie with Dr. Daeje Chin, Korea Minster of Information & Communication



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