Expertise that drives innovation

Superior semiconductor, wireless and sensor know how

HMicro Partnerships

HMicro’s unique partnership-driven business model strategically aligns selected firms to create wireless biosensors, which can be effectively manufactured and commercialized on a large scale.

HMicro and our partners are making investments in respective areas to jointly execute on the “Platform to Patient” vision. Our partner-centric model allows us to deliver proven and reliable chip fabrication supply and device manufacturing expertise in large scale to meet our OEM partner needs.

Investor Partners

Design & Supply Partners

OEM Partners

To be announced.

At HMicro, we bring all our senses to bear on solving the exacting challenges faced by innovators for the healthcare applications industry. With an excellent team, strong OEM and semiconductor partners and a dedication to supporting our customers and partners, we believe innovators looking to enable untethered healthcare 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.

Douglas Linquest

Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer

Doug Linquest has extensive experience in marketing, strategy and business development, and product and market development in the medical device industry. Prior to joining HMicro, he spent 30 years at Welch Allyn in the global medical technology business where he held a variety of executive leadership positions. Most recently, he was responsible for leading the global portfolio growth plan for the vital signs and diagnostic cardiology strategic business unit. Doug was previously the top executive responsible for strategy and corporate development and Group Vice President of the Welch Allyn/Protocol patient monitoring and defibrillation business.

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.

Kim Tompkins, RN MBA

Vice President, Regulatory & Clinical Affairs

Kim Tompkins has over 25 years’ experience in the medical device industry with responsibility for regulatory affairs, clinical research and quality assurance. She has held positions at Medtronic Vascular, Wright Medical Technology and DePuy and a number of medical device startups including Ardian (Medtronic), VasoNova (Teleflex) and CryoVascular Systems (Boston Scientific).

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.