- About Orca
- Board of Directors
About Orca Systems
Orca Systems is a champion of always live wireless connectivity, delivering a groundbreaking low-power digital RF transceiver portfolio for the exploding IoT semiconductor market.
Orca IoT Transceivers
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and LTE are all expanding to provide the connectivity framework for the internet of things.
Personal Area Network
Local Area Network
Wide Area Network
Patented Orca Live Wireless RF™ digital radio and digital power amplifier (DPA) technology provides ultra-low power consumption to extend the battery life of IoT devices connecting over all major IoT standards.
Silicon-proven Orca Live Wireless RF™ digital transceivers are available to select customers as IP cores, known good die (KGD) and packaged integrated circuits (ICs). IP cores are optimized for integration into standard CMOS system on chip (SoC) devices for the lowest cost, smallest silicon area and lowest power IoT SoC products.
Orca Systems is headquartered in San Diego, California with an exceptional research and development center and state-of the art lab facility in Bangalore, India.
Orca is partnered with the following world class baseband IP leaders.
Board Of Directors
Orca Systems’ professional board of directors have broad range of experience building high-tech businesses.
John has over 27 years of experience in the wireless industry where he has held both operational and strategic roles. Prior to joining Orca, John was GM of the CDMA Chipset Business Unit of Texas Instrument where he was also a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff. John directed the development of TI’s first WCDMA baseband modem. John joined TI as a result of their $475M acquisition of Dot Wireless in 2000, which he co-founded and where he was Vice President of Engineering and a member of the board of directors. Prior to Dot Wireless, John was Director of Engineering at NextWave Telecom where he was responsible for CDMA subscriber chipset development and an Engineering Manager at QUALCOMM, Inc. where he pioneered the development of QUALCOMM’s proprietary DSP solutions. John holds a Master of Engineering from Harvey Mudd College, has completed the Executive Program at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and is a named inventor on more than 40 issued and pending patents in the area of wireless communications and systems.
Sagar is currently a strategic advisor with a broad technology and operations background. He was previously CEO of TSI Semiconductors, a niche, specialty analog mixed-signal foundry focused on technologies and manufacturing services serving emerging market products.
For the past 30 years, Sagar has held executive and senior-level operations, engineering, and technology management positions at such analog & mixed-signal companies as Intersil, Maxim, National Semiconductor, Saratoga Semiconductor, and AMD.
Previously an Operating Partner at Khosla Ventures, Sagar continues to serve in board and advisory roles for many system and medical device companies. In addition, he has held board positions in various industry consortiums, including the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) and the Fab Owners Association (FOA). Sagar’s mix of experience from technology development to manufacturing gives him a well-rounded view on how to innovate, adapt to new environments, and serve customers that are on the leading edge of technology. Even on the weekends, you’ll find him in coffee, lunch, and wine settings, learning about new businesses and how they operate. He thrives on working with customers of all sizes, helping them explore new breakthrough technologies and achieve operational excellence.
Sagar holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India, and a Master’s of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Kansas.
Raghu is a General Partner & co-founder of Ventureast. He invests in the broad technology and services space – including, IT, Mobile, Education, Hospitality, Alternative Energy and Water. Raghu has had extensive corporate and entrepreneurial experience and as an angel investor in the US. As an entrepreneur, he has built and sold three companies in the technology products and services space. He also has significant buy side M&A experience as part of a US publicly listed company. Raghu holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India and obtained his MBA from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.