The SWAN/NASCENT Entrepreneur In Residence
The Southwest Academy for Nanoelectronics (SWAN) and the NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Nanomanufacturing Systems for Mobile Computing and Mobile Energy Technologies (NASCENT) have selected Leo Mathew as the first SWAN/NASCENT Entrepreneur-In-Residence. Mathew is the co-founder and CEO of Applied Novel Devices (A.N.D.), a tech startup developing CMOS devices beyond 14 nanometers, FinFETS, Discrete Power Devices with low on-Resistance, flexible and high efficiency silicon photovoltaic architectures, and integrated passives. A.N.D. collaborates closely with NASCENT and SWAN, and has recently joined the NASCENT Center as a member of the NASCENT Industrial Affiliates Program. A.N.D is headquartered at UT Austin’s Austin Technology Incubator.
In his role as the SWAN/NASCENT Entrepreneur in Residence, Mathew will mentor and guide SWAN and NASCENT faculty and students who are exploring early stage commercialization of the technologies they develop. In response to his selection, Mathew said, “NASCENT and SWAN are both exciting centers at the forefront of nanotechnology and electronics. It’s an honor to be selected as their Entrepreneur-In-Residence.”
“We are excited to be working with Leo,” said Prof. S.V. Sreenivasan, the Co-Director of the NASCENT Center. “His knowledge and skills will be an invaluable reference to the NASCENT and SWAN faculty and students. Leo will help us to accelerate our commercialization efforts.” Prof. Sanjay Banerjee, the SWAN Director, said “Leo is an exciting and dynamic entrepreneur, and we are lucky to have him as our Entrepreneur-In-Residence. His device physics expertise and his business acumen make him ideal for the role.”
Leo Mathew has more than 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. He completed his masters in micro-electronics process technology at Arizona State University and began his career at Motorola/On Semi/Freescale semiconductors. He has over 50 issued patents covering Power, RF-Analog, CMOS, Solar and LED devices, and has designed and brought to market over 40 new power MOSFET products. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Innovator award at Freescale and was recognized with the EE Times ACE Award for Innovator of the Year in 2006 for his contributions to new multi-gate devices. In 2008 he Co-Founded A.N.D., which develops innovative device architectures and new process technologies to overcome semiconductor devices scaling limits.