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Sam Sheng, PhD

Co-Founder & CTO

Samuel Sheng co-founded Sentons in 2011 and is responsible for developing and expanding Sentons’ core technology platforms.  A world-renowned expert in CMOS RF and DSP development, Dr. Sheng has extensive experience in architecting and designing leading-edge CMOS RF and DSP chips for silicon tuners, ADSL transceivers, and television technologies.

Prior to Sentons, Dr. Sheng was co-founder and CTO at Telegent Systems, which was acquired by Spreadtrum Communications in 2011. Telegent Systems was a fabless semiconductor company focused on mobile television receiver products, and the fastest semiconductor startup to achieve $200M annual revenue in history.  Under Dr. Sheng’s leadership, Telegent won many industry awards, including the 2009 GSA Award for Outstanding Financial Performance by Private Semiconductor Company.  Dr. Sheng has also served as a Distinguished Engineer at LSI Corporation, and was responsible for architecting and implementing a series of silicon RF tuners for video-band applications, targeted for cable modems, analog/digital video over cable, and voice over IP as well as highly integrated DVD front-end technologies. Before LSI, Sheng co-led the ADSL front-end (AFE) development effort at Datapath Systems, Inc.

Dr. Sheng has authored numerous papers and publications on various topics such as low-power CMOS RF wireless systems and low-power CMOS digital design. Dr. Sheng has been awarded twenty-five patents in the areas of RF tuner and DSL modem design.

Dr. Sheng holds a BA degree in applied mathematics and BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.