Board of Directors
The following organizations and individuals comprise the current HSA Foundation leadership.
Manju Hegde - Corporate Vice President, Heterogeneous Applications and Developer Solutions, AMD
Manju Hegde is corporate vice president, Heterogeneous Applications and Developer Solutions at AMD, with responsibility driving the developer base to using HSA platforms for client, server, graphics, embedded and workstation applications through the delivery of heterogeneous compute optimized applications and well-engineered SDKs. As head of the Heterogeneous Applications and Developer Solutions team, Hegde will be responsible for driving and executing AMD’s heterogeneous compute strategy across the technology, marketing and business functions as well as directing AMD strategy and collaboration in engaging the computing ecosystem to shape the next generation of devices, environment, tools and application experiences made possible by HSA and AMD APUs.
Before joining AMD, Hegde was vice president of CUDA technical marketing at NVIDIA, where he focused on training and enabling researchers and developers to leverage the parallel architecture and performance of the GPU for general purpose applications.
Prior to joining NVIDIA in 2008, Hegde was co-founder and CEO of AGEIA Technologies since 2002, when he began his mission to minimize the challenge of physics in game development. Hegde was also a professor of electrical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis and at Louisiana State University.
Jem Davies – Fellow and VP of Technology, Media Processing Division, ARM
Jem is responsible for setting the technology roadmaps for ARM’s Media Processing Division including graphics and video technologies. He is responsible for advanced product development and technological investigations of acquisitions and he is a member of ARM’s Architecture Review Board. Jem holds three patents in the fields of CPU and GPU design and he has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Cambridge. Jem feels passionately that we can improve the way in which people interact with the digital world and that energy-efficient visual computing will have a big role to play in that.
Tony King-Smith- VP Marketing, Imagination Technologies
Tony has a long career in the semiconductor and embedded systems industries, holding senior engineering management positions in multinational industry leading companies including Panasonic, LSI Logic, Renesas, Inmos and British Aerospace. In his long engineering career, he has both implemented and managed projects for hardware and embedded software for a wide range of consumer, automotive and mobile devices at both chip and OEM product levels, and holds a 1st class honours degree in Electronics & Electrical Engineering from the University of Melbourne, Australia. In his current role as VP Marketing for Imagination, he ensures all products and technologies from Imagination address key trends in Imagination’s target markets, manages all strategic and engineering partner ecosystems, and relates Imagination’s technologies and strategies to everyone from engineers at the bench to senior technology and product management and non-technical analysts and commentators.
Dr Chien-Ping Lu- Sr Director – Corporate Technology Office
Dr. Lu currently holds the position of Senior Director in Corporate Technology Office overseeing advanced technology development in graphics, multimedia, and computing. Before joining MediaTek, he has worked with Silicon Graphics, RENDITION, TRANSMETA and NVIDIA.
Dr. Lu participated in and delivered several important products, including highly successful discrete and integrated GPUs for PCs and game consoles.
Dr. Lu got his PhD in Computer Science from Yale University. His Orthogonal Iteration algorithm for pose estimation has been widely adopted, cited and improved upon in Vision, Robotics and Augmented Reality communities.
Jay (Jeongwook) Kim – Corporate Vice President, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Samsung Electronics
Jay Kim is in charge of cordinating HSA related activities in Samsung Electronics.
He has been working for Samsung dedicated DSP development project from 2004.
He is the leader of Reconfigurable Processor Group at SAIT (Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology), Samsung’s corporate research center.
Before joining Samsung, he was a senior engineer workng on optimizing compiler for reconfigurable processor at Proceler, venture company developing advanced compiler and application specific soft processors.
He received a Ph.D degree from Georgia Institute of Technology . While at Georgia Tech he was the VP of Technology for a Venture backed system level simulation and optimization company.
Matthew Locke – General Manager & Director, Linux Developer Center, Embedded Processing, TI
Matthew Locke is the director of the Linux Developer Center at Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). In this role, Locke oversees the company’s open source strategy, the OMAP™ platform’s software architecture and the OMAP Linux development team. In addition he manages TI’s involvement with the community-supported PandaBoard and represents TI as a Linaro board member.
With more than 15 years of experience, Locke has built open source software using his technical expertise and business leadership at companies such as Mentor Graphics, Embedded Alley and Montavista Software.
After Mentor Graphics acquired Embedded Alley in 2009, Locke became director of technology for the embedded software division at Mentor Graphics. In this role, he led the company’s strategy and product development for Linux and Android development environments.
Prior to that, Locke was chief operating office of Embedded Alley for four years where he oversaw the company’s delivery of embedded Linux services and technology leading consumer, mobile and networking OEMs.
Locke holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park.