Connected, Secure.

 Alif Semiconductor is a start-up company that will change the way developers create connected, secure, low-power, high-performance edge processing solutions.  Stay tuned.

Alif Semiconductor Founders

Syed Ali - CEO


Syed co-founded Cavium Networks, where he served as President, CEO and Chairman of the Board.  Syed’s timely vision and leadership in secure high-performance networking equipment enabled him to take Cavium public in 2007 (NASDAQ: CAVM), grow the company’s revenue to $1B+, and close an acquisition by Marvell Technology for $6B+. Prior to this Syed served as VP of Marketing and Sales at Malleable Technologies, where he was a founding management team member, leading to acquisition by PMC Sierra. Mr. Ali also served as Executive Director at Samsung Electronics where he started the Flash memory and CPU businesses. Syed received a BSEE from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India and an MSEE from the University of Michigan. Mr. Ali was named winner of the Ernst & Young Technology Entrepreneur of The Year 2008 award for Northern California, an award recognizing those who build and lead dynamic, growing businesses. Syed continues activities that give back to the engineering community. 

Reza Kazerounian - President


Reza held top executive positions at prime suppliers of microcontrollers, microprocessors, and devices for connectivity, analog, security, and sensors for the IoT, consumer, industrial, automotive, and aerospace markets. Most recently Reza was SVP/GM of Atmel Corporation’s Microcontroller and Connectivity business units. Prior to this he was SVP/GM of Freescale Semiconductor’s Automotive and Industrial business units after serving two key appointments at STMicroelectronics as President/CEO of the Americas region, and Group VP of the Smart Card Product Group based in Switzerland. Entrepreneurial-minded, Reza started his career at Waferscale Integration that was acquired by STMicroelectronics. Reza is globally recognized for thought leadership, team building, and revenue expansion. 

Three Office Locations ... And Austin TX Office Coming Soon


Headquarters - Silicon Valley, CA

7901 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 210

Pleasanton, CA 94588


SoC Design - Irvine, CA

7505 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 250

Irvine, CA 92618


Communications Technology - Bangalore, India

Brigade Opus, Kodigehalli Main Rd, Sanjeevini Nagar, 1st Floor, Unit 101, 

Bengaluru, Karnataka 560092, India