Babak Soltanian

Advisor, IC Design Engineering

Babak Soltanian is a seasoned tech entrepreneur and engineering leader with more than 20 years of experience at Silicon Valley startups, Fortune 500 and International corporations. He has been spearheading innovation from concept to commercialization of CMOS/BiCMOS SoCs/RFICs for Autonomous Vehicles, 5G, IoT, and WiFi.

During a decade of career at big corporations until 2010, Babak held senior engineering positions at Qualcomm, Broadcom, and NEC where his ground breaking RF/Analog/Mixed-Signal designs became an essential part of multiple generations of commercial RFIC/SoCs for Cellular, WiFi, and storage devices. Babak holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University with major in RF Integrated Circuits and a minor in Technology/Innovation Management. He also graduated with a doctoral degree in Wireless Communications from Tampere University of Technology in Finland, and received his MS, BS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology.