Venkat Iyer, President, CEO
Venkat joined Comit so soon after its inception, that he can be called
virtually a co-founder. Starting as a software engineer in 1992, he
took over as CEO of Comit in February 2009.
He was VP Engineering from 2003 onwards. Earlier he had held several
technical management positions including Sr. Director/Director
Engineering (1998-2002), Country Manager, Japan (1996-1998) and Manager SW
Venkat can be called a co-founder not only in terms of his long tenure
in Comit, but also in the sense that he has been responsible for
building Comit's engineering expertise over the years. With an immense
breadth and depth of knowledge in system design, hardware design,
software development, process standardization, acceleration and
automation, Venkat is the ultimate engineer's engineer and a hands-on
His expertise ranges from leading a multi-million gate SoC design
team, to software development in assembly for tiny microcontrollers,
to state-of-the art object-oriented languages including Java, embedded
systems, language systems and EDA tools. Venkat is the architect of
Process Standardization and Acceleration Toolkit.
Venkat holds a degree of Master of Technology in Computer Science from
Pune University in India. His work interests are Logic Design, Tcl,
Languages and Automation. He has contributed to many open source
projects and enjoys basketball, snowboarding, playing the guitar, and
Prashant Joshi, Vice President Engineering
Elevated to VP Engineering from March 2009, Prashant joined Comit in
April 2000 as Senior Hardware Engineer. He quickly rose to become
Project Manager, and later Director of Engineering.
In his 9+ years in Comit , Prashant has worked on and delivered many
working chips for our customers. His expertise covers many areas
including ASIC Design, Verification, Test development, high speed board
design, and analog design, and many technologies such as Networking,
Communication, Digital video, Cryptography and Medical electronics, both
as a hands-on engineer and in engineering management positions.
Prashant holds an M.Tech. in Electronics Design and Technology (1998)
from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.