Dr. Kishore Seendripu
BTech, 1990, Metallurgical Engineering

Dr. Kishore Seendripu currently is the CEO, President, and Chairman of the Board of Maxlinear, Inc. Dr. Seendripu obtained his BTech degree in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from IIT Bombay in 1990 (awarded Institute Silver Medal), MS in Materials Science Engineering from U.C. Berkeley in 1992, MBA from The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania in 2003 and PhD degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from U.C. Berkeley in 1996.

After graduating from IIT Bombay in 1990, Dr. Seendripu joined U.C. Berkeley as a graduate student. During his studies from 1990 t0 1996, he worked as a graduate research assistant at the Lawrence Berkeley Livermore National Laboratories and the Electronics Research Laboratories in Berkeley, California. Following his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at U.C. Berkeley (1996 – 2003), he worked at major semiconductor communications research and development companies in both engineering and engineering management roles including Rockwell International, Broadcom Corporation and Silicon Wave Inc. (acquired by Qualcomm). His work primarily involved developing some of the world’s most advanced integrated radio frequency and mixed-signal systems-on-chip solutions addressing wireless and broadband communications markets.

In 2003, Dr. Seendripu co-founded MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE: MXL), a pioneer and leading provider of integrated radio-frequency, high performance analog and mixed-signal communications systems-on-chip solutions for the broadband connected home, wired, optical, and wireless network infrastructure, and industrial and multi-market applications. Dr. Seendripu has been awarded the U.C. Berkeley Regents Fellowship, 1990-92, U.C. Berkeley and Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, 2010.

Special Memories

“I grew up into an adult at IIT Bombay. My first time away from home, at IIT, I embarked on my journey of self-discovery, surrounded by a group of incomparably brilliant, smart, and self-aware young peers. My indelible experiences in the company of my fellow hexalites (Hostel 6), especially my wing-mates, and the infinite late night cack-sessions that we indulged in, is where my worldly aspirations took root. The late night hikes to the movies at Kanjurmarg, PAE, Mood Indigo and many other festive events on the campus are truly memorable. I cannot forget the many kindnesses of so many of the faculty members in my department, especially Prof. TR.R. Mohan (and his family), who was always there for me as a guide and as a self-anointed guardian of students away from home."