Shrikant Lohokare

Innovation & Business Strategy

An accomplished technology executive, entrepreneur and investor, Dr. Shrikant Lohokare advises Oneirix Labs on innovation strategy, while helping us craft business strategy that aligns with industrial development of innovative technology and solutions. Shrikant has a passion for accelerating transformative innovations to market. Through his boutique practice as President of DeepTech Ventures & Advisory he has advised and mentored a portfolio of startups in frontier technologies, advanced materials and manufacturing. He is a recognized industry thought leader, author of visionary works, and an invited speaker/panelist at innovation, entrepreneurship, and venture capital forums.

Shrikant brings more than two decades of global leadership, cross-functional and general management experience across Fortune 500 companies, startups, venture capital, open-innovation, and industry organizations. He has a track record in incubation, scaling, turnaround, and M&A of startups as well as multi-$100M businesses. Shrikant is an inventor on over a dozen patents and has successfully led several technologies, products, and solutions from concept to commercial success. He is co-founder of two venture funded startups and a global non-profit organization. Shrikant is a veteran of the semiconductor/microelectronics industry. Recently he has served as chief executive of two industry leading organizations, evangelizing "expanded ecosystem" and open-innovation led collaboratives, emerging market opportunities and impact.

Shrikant holds a doctorate in Physics from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he was a Research Fellow in the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, and has an integrated masters from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He received executive management education from Stanford University.



Notable positions held
President, DeepTech Ventures & Advisory (present)
Advisor / Advisory Board Member / Board-of-Directors (various)
Founding CEO & President, Open-Source FPGA Foundation
Chief Executive & Director, Global Semiconductor Alliance
Chief Strategy Officer & Co-founder, Tantiv4
Chief Strategist and Board Advisor, Medical Center of Americas
General Partner, 21 Ventures
Managing Director, Lam Research
Sr. Director, KLA Corporation

Accurate temperature measurement for semiconductor applications
System, method and apparatus for self-cleaning dry etch
Method for adjusting voltage on a powered Faraday shield
Methods and systems for a stress-free cleaning a surface of a substrate
System and method for stress free conductor removal
Method for stress free conductor removal
Methods and arrangement for the reduction of byproduct deposition in a plasma processing system
System, method and apparatus for self-cleaning dry etch
System, method and apparatus for improved global dual-damascene planarization
System, method and apparatus for improved local dual-damascene planarization
System and method for surface reduction, passivation, corrosion prevention and activation of copper surface

Innovation and talent management are imperatives for semiconductor companies
Globality and complexity of the semiconductor ecosystem
Technology convergence powers growth opportunities for semiconductor companies
Untapped opportunities for semiconductor companies
Semiconductors: As the backbone of the connected world, the industry’s future is bright