Damodar R. Thummalapally serves as our Vice President of Engineering for Program Management and Globals. Before joining Soft Machines, Mr. Thummalapally worked at SuVolta, Inc., as Senior Director for VLSI Design. Before that, Mr. Thummalapally worked from 2003 to 2006 as a Senior Program Manager at Cypress Semiconductor. Earlier in his career, Mr. Thummalapally held engineering management positions at Alliance Semiconductor and Texas Instruments, including Director of systems integration and Director of flash memory design. Mr. Thummalapally holds a B.Tech. in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India, and an M.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, India.