Peter van Oppen
Impinj, Inc, a RAIN RFID provider, and Internet of Things pioneer announced that Steve Sanghi has joined its board of directors. “Steve brings a wealth of knowledge as a long-term CEO and chairman of Microchip Technology, Inc., and I’m thrilled he is joining our board,” said Impinj Board Chair Peter van Oppen. “Having served with him previously on another public-company board, I know the depth of experience Steve brings in terms of strategy, operations, and leadership,” said fellow Impinj Board Member Umesh Padval. “Impinj has an outstanding opportunity as an Internet of Things pioneer and to grow its business profitably,” Sanghi commented. “That opportunity, a great management team, and a winning culture are what attracted me to the company. I am excited to join Impinj’s board and look forward to contributing to its success.” Sanghi’s experience Sanghi was named Executive Chairman of Microchip Technology, Inc., a provider of smart, connected, and secure embedded control solutions, in March 2021 after serving as Microchip’s CEO from 1990 in one of the longest CEO tenures in the semiconductor industry. He was its Chairman since 1993. Under Sanghi’s leadership, Microchip revenue grew to over $5 billion and a market value of approximately $40 billion. Before Microchip, Sanghi held management positions at Waferscale and Intel. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications from Punjab University and a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts.
Impinj, Inc., a provider, and pioneer of RAIN RFID solutions announced that Umesh Padval has joined its board of directors. "Umesh brings extensive experience operating high-growth technology companies," said Impinj Board Chair Peter van Oppen. "These skills, along with board and venture capital experience, are a strong addition to our team." "His love of technology, his entrepreneurial spirit, and his broad operational and strategic experience are what make Umesh a great fit for Impinj and an outstanding addition to our board," said Impinj CEO Chris Diorio. Venture partner Padval is a venture partner at Thomvest Ventures and serves as a board member at multiple growth-stage technology companies. Prior to joining Thomvest, Padval worked for over 8 years at Bessemer Venture Partners. Prior to Bessemer, he was an executive vice president at LSI after its acquisition of C-Cube Microsystems, where he had served as president and CEO. He holds a bachelor's degree in technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, and a master's degree in engineering from both Pennsylvania State University and Stanford University. Padval joins Tom A. Alberg, Clinton Bybee, Chris Diorio, Dan Gibson, Cathal Phelan, Gregory Sessler, Peter van Oppen, and Theresa Wise on the Impinj board of directors.