Successful Placement: Ambiq – VP, Engineering

Jan 18, 2021

Ambiq, the”IOT Semiconductor Company of the Year”, Appoints Raghuram Tupuri to Vice President, Engineering

Ambiq, a technology leader recognized in ultra-low-power microcontrollers (MCU), System-on-Chips (SoC), and Real-time Clocks (RTC), has appointed Raghuram Tupuri to Vice President, Engineering.

Raghuram joins a growing, innovative organization that recently was selected as the winner of the “IoT Semiconductor Company of the Year” by the IoT Breakthrough Awards. The awards program is a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies, and products in the global Internet-of-Things (IoT) market. Ambiq’s mission is to put intelligence everywhere, both figuratively and literally, so citizens can further leverage intelligence to enhance the quality of life on this planet.

Before joining Ambiq, Raghuram was the VP of Global Engineering at Altran (formerly known as Aricent). Prior to that, he was the VP, Engineering at KnuEdge, focused in the area of processors based on neurobiology principles for the next-generation machine learning and signal processing applications. Raghuram spent a decade of his career at AMD, in a variety of leadership design roles including Corporate Vice President of Silicon Design. Additionally, he was an Adjunct Faculty member at The University of Texas at Austin.

Raghuram earned his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.

ON Partners consultants Brad Westveld and Sean Cantarella are proud to have partnered with Ambiq and Raghuram Tupuri on this successful placement.  ON has collaborated on several executive placements for Ambiq over the years, and read more about our recent success placing engineering executives here.

About Ambiq


Ambiq was founded in 2010 with the mission to foster a cleaner, greener, and safer environment, where mobile and portable devices could either reduce or eliminate their total power consumption from the batteries. For the last ten years, we laser-focused on nothing but inventing and delivering the most revolutionary RTC and MCU solutions for the market. Through the advanced Subthreshold Power Optimized Technology (SPOT™) platform, Ambiq has helped many leading manufacturers around the world create products that can operate for days, months, and sometimes years with a single charge. In 2020, we achieved our most significant milestone—over 75 million devices are embedded with an Ambiq chip. On the heels of this success, and the experience and know-how we’ve accumulated, we set out for another ambitious goal in the next decade. We aim to bring intelligence to all battery-powered endpoint devices and enable them to stay connected intuitively and unobtrusively, to create a real IoT era. Learn more at

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