Chinnu brings decades of hands-on experience from a wide spectrum of technology ecosystems. Prior to Exfinity, Chinnu held Technical Executive roles in global Semiconductor companies, including SanDisk (now part of Western Digital), Intel, and Texas Instruments, both in the US and India. As the Country Head of SanDisk, Chinnu strategized and established their India operations in R&D, Sales & Marketing and IT partnerships.
Chinnu is well recognized for his technical expertise by the Govt of India and serves as an Investment Committee Member in the DLI Scheme (a subset of the $10 billion PLI flagship initiative). Chinnu has been an innovator from a young age, received the National Technology Award from the President of India in his college days, and holds 9 US patents in the areas of Semiconductors & Hardware systems.
Chinnu received an MSEE from the University of Utah and a B.E. from Guindy Engineering College, Anna University.