Chief Technology Officer,Technology Development and Innovation Group
Pirooz Parvarandeh became Chief Technology Officer in 2009. He has been a Group President of several of the company's analog business units since 2005. Mr. Parvarandeh joined Maxim in 1987 and brought Maxim several years of design experience.
As the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Mr. Parvarandeh champions efforts to stimulate technical innovation throughout Maxim. He manages the company's Technology Development and Innovation Group which comprises Process Technology R&D, Electronic Design Automation (EDA), Modeling, and ESD. Mr. Parvarandeh also oversees Maxim Labs, an organization chartered to deliver fundamental innovative, breakthrough technology for the company. Under his leadership, selected engineers have the opportunity to focus for long periods of time on difficult problems without interruptions. In recent years Maxim has seen a significant rise in the number of its patent applications.
Over the years Mr. Parvarandeh has been an industry leader in developing new technologies. In 2012 he joined the CTO Forum Advisory Board, a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing industry's most important technical issues. He holds two patents in the U.S. and has nine other patents pending.
Mr. Parvarandeh holds BSEE and MSEE degrees from the California Institute of Technology.