Anand Gopalan is Velodyne Lidar’s Chief Executive Officer. In this capacity he is responsible for developing ASIC technology that will power Velodyne’s next-generation lidar products.
Anand is a seasoned semiconductor executive with experience building and leading worldwide engineering organizations for the development of products in consumer, networking and enterprise domains. He has grown and managed organizations through deep and dynamic business model transitions, and successfully delivered on a wide array of high-speed mixed signal, optical and RF products.
Anand comes to Velodyne from Rambus where he was the VP of Engineering responsible for all chip and IP development activities for the Memory and Interfaced Division. In that capacity, Anand was responsible for a global engineering team spread across multiple locations in North America and India that developed a variety of IP and products for Tier 1 ASIC and OEM customers. Prior to Rambus, Anand spearheaded worldwide analog/mixed signal design at Megachips Inc.
Anand holds a BE degree in Electronics from Mumbai University as well as MS and PhD from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Electrical engineering and Microsystems engineering.