Connecting Life Signals to the Cloud

Superior semiconductor, wireless and sensor know how

HMicro makes solutions for companies improving health and wellbeing.

We help connect life signals to the cloud with our LSP silicon platforms featuring advanced multiple sensor interfaces for measuring a wide array of signals, and multiple radios that communicate in even noisy, signal intense environments. And we help deliver concepts to market quickly and efficiently, with proven reference designs, advanced development tools and reliable manufacturing partners.

Investor Partners

Design & Supply Partners

Life Connected

We bring all our senses to bear on solving the exacting challenges faced by innovators in the health, wellness and mission critical IoT industries in which many innovative companies are developing life-enhancing and life-saving products. We have an excellent team, a deep portfolio of patented technology and a belief that innovators looking to enable untethered health and life empowering products and services should never compromise.


Solid team. Deep vision. Proven Acumen.

Surendar Magar, PhD.

President & CEO

Surendar Magar has over 30 years’ experience in the technology industry. He co-invented the Texas Instruments TMS320, the groundbreaking digital signal processing architecture that launched the DSP industry. Later he co-founded Athena Semiconductors, an early developer of the wireless networking platform that would become Wi-Fi; Athena was acquired by Broadcom Corporation.

Professor Ali Niknejad, PhD.

Chief Technologist

Ali Niknejad is a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also the faculty director of the prestigious Berkeley Wireless Research Center, providing broad leadership in future generations of technology for wireless communications systems.

Michael Keddington

Vice President, Sales & Business Development

Michael Keddington has over 30 years of sales and marketing leadership experience in the semiconductor and software segments ranging from start-ups to market leaders including Intel, Symantec, and Oracle. Michael served recently as SVP WW Sales for publicly traded cloud identity and IoT platform provider Covisint (acquired by OpenText)

Thomas Varghese

Vice President Engineering & MD, HMicro India

Thomas Varghese has over 20 years’ experience in wireless communications. He worked for Wipro and Tata Elxsi developing multimedia and wireless products and later joined Athena Semiconductors. Athena was acquired by Broadcom, where he co-managed engineering teams that produced wireless semiconductors for many of the most successful mobile devices.

Yanni Wang, MBA

Vice President, Finance

Yanni Wang has over 20 years’ experience in finance, administration and human resources. She served in various management positions at technology startups—Innospring, Spreadtrum and Optoplex—from early stage through initial public offering.

Professor Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli

Executive Consultant

Professor Sangiovanni-Vincentelli holds the Edgar L. and Harold H. Buttner Chair of EECS at the UC Berkeley. He is a co-founder of Cadence and Synopsys, leading companies in Electronic Design Automation tools. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Cadence, Sonics and Expert Systems, and served on numerous Technology Advisory Boards (e.g. ST Microelectronics, HP, GM, United Technologies). He is an author of over 800 papers and 17 books, and has received numerous academic and industrial awards for his contributions.

Professor Randall Lee, MD, PhD.

Consulting Chief Medical Scientist

Randall Lee is a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and a practicing cardiologist and electrophysiologist. He helped pioneer many of the radio frequency catheter ablation techniques for complex arrhythmias commonly used in practice today and is an internationally recognized expert in cardiac tissue engineering.

Board of Directors

N. Damodar Reddy

Chairman of the Board

N. Damodar Reddy is the founder, CEO and chairman of SutiSoft, Inc. Previously he was the founder, CEO and chairman of Alliance Semiconductor Corporation; during this tenure he was also a general partner of Alliance Venture Management, which invested in early-stage startups in semiconductors, EDA, telecommunications and biotechnology.

Michael Borrus


Michael Borrus is the founding general partner of X/Seed Capital Management. Earlier he was an entrepreneur-in-residence at Mohr Davidow Ventures. Previously he was adjunct professor of engineering at the University of California, Berkeley where he co-founded the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy.

Bob Dobkin


Bob Dobkin is the founder, chief technology officer and vice president of engineering at Linear Technology. He is world renowned for his contributions to analog design, including the invention of the low-dropout regulator (LDO) while at National Semiconductor. He has helped build Linear Technology into a leader and broad line supplier in analog semiconductors.

Tuff Yen


Tuff Yen is the founder, president and managing partner of Seraph Group, an early-stage investor with a portfolio of over fifty technology startups. Earlier he worked as an investor at Hembrecht & Quist and Chemical Venture Partners, and as a researcher at Amgen and Genentech.

Surendar Magar


Technology Advisory Board

Charles Feldman, ScD

Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard University

Dr. Feldman is a pioneer in the area of cardiac signal processing and modeling with over forty years of experience as an academician and industry executive. He is a Lecturer in Medicine at BWH, where he is involved with the development of new instrumentation to measure local blood flow patterns, intra coronary endothelial shear stress and remodeling characteristics in vivo.

George Papa

Retired – Chief Commercial Officer

George Papa has over 35 years’ experience in the semiconductor industry, with a focus on communications. He started his career in technical sales and sales management with Siemens, LSI Logic and Intel. He then led worldwide sales for Level One Communications, Marvell Semiconductor’s communications group and most recently Altera Corporation.

Matthew DeVane, MD

Cardiovascular Consultants Medical Group

Dr. DeVane is a board-certified practicing cardiologist based in San Francisco Bay area and a recognized expert in heart disease prevention. He is a key investigator in numerous state-of-the-art cardiovascular clinical research programs on such topics as lowering cholesterol.