About Graphene

Technology is an enabler, but it is finally the passion for excellence that drives business.

Graphene Semiconductors was born out of this desire to drive business excellence, in the technology space. There are scores of semiconductor industry support brands in the market, our differentiation with a clear objective is - to cater for integrated support across the product development life cycle such as silicon design, software and hardware services leading to complete solutions, and of course, providing specialised engineering workforce for all products.

Started by industry veterans who observed the need for an end to end support for the semiconductor industry, we have today established ourselves as a preferred partner for technology excellence, shorter lifecycle and world class skills support. Our biggest strength is the extensive experience and intensive skills in all aspects of the semiconductor industry that our founders have. Their experience has given us our clear objective- to be a business focussed partner to our clients – offer a unique combination of services and solutions that will give them an advantage in the industry.

In the semiconductor industry, that means excellence in time to market strategies for the entire product, and not merely the processes. Graphene today offers complete lifecycle support for the Automotive, Storage, Communication/Consumer and Industrial Electronics with its technology developers as well as domain experts required to sustain it. Supported by a focused team of extremely skilled resources, Graphene has come on a journey with a difference- to be a partner in growth, not merely a products and service vendor.

We support the end to end needs of this industry, services and solutions for the three key drivers of any product business-

  • the Industry that caters to the end-users,
  • the Technology (building Intellectual property for emerging products) and finally,
  • High end skills for the engineering workforce.

Our holistic view of the industry and its needs, and our ability to meet them, has endowed us with lasting trust from our clients- a commitment of excellence built on a foundation of confidence.

Supported by a focused team of domain experts, Graphene has embarked on a journey with difference- to be a partner in growth, in addition to focus on products and services.


To empower customers to transform their products business into a leadership position in their markets - by offering critical technical solutions and consultancy to realize their products in time and support through their lifecycle.

Mission Statement

Be the premier organization offering comprehensive solutions for product development through an eco-system of three-in-one (TIO) service offerings comprising : Talent Empowerment (T) ; IP enablement (I);Outsourced product development (O)

  • Supporting product manufacturers in delivering differentiated products to the market, using our lifecycle value enhancement offerings
  • Creating and supporting IPs for products that carry our value added insights as their differentiators in the market
  • Adding value to engineering knowledge base for the resources teams

Core Values

Deeply rooted core values allow an organisation to grow, and add the strength that comes from experience and skills, everywhere, within Graphene as well as in customer environment.

At Graphene, this deep root is our value- I CARE. We value:

  • I - Integrity that comes with a full focus on providing trustworthy and quality responses as well as services to all our partners
  • C - Customers are the centre of our universe, and all our energies are directed to satisfying their requirements
  • A - Adaptive to all requirements, however niche- we ensure every single product, service or conversation is about meeting the needs of the customers, and conveyed in the most courteous way.
  • R - Respect that is universal- strong communication that ensures courtesy, commitment to delivery and reliability forms the very core of our interactions with clients, stakeholders as well as internal teams
  • E - Excellence in every single delivery, every single incidence and every single result- setting challenging objectives for oneself and creating benchmarks for others to follow

Value proposition

  • Graphene’s biggest strength is the ability to leverage its strong and constructive partnerships across Industry, Technology and Skills, to help Customers realize business goals.
  • At Graphene, we leverage our 120+ person years of semiconductor industry experience to bring our customers an end to end solution, not isolated, silo’ed products and services. It’s not about chips or the silicon; it’s about YOUR market objectives. That’s what we partner for.
  • Our I-CARE, core value system ensures we offer complete reliability, trusted quality, as also robust agility for adaption to innovative technologies - and the end product is lowest time to market, rapid conversion and dependable business for our clients.

Founding Team


Mr. Vilas Bhade has over 25 years of experience in Semiconductor and System design behind him. Vilas’ strength is his strong industry relationships with major semiconductor companies, EDA tool vendors, IP suppliers and silicon foundries. His experience in working across Consumer, Wireless and Telecom verticals, has provided Graphene the high level of expertise in those verticals.

Making a strong foundation at Wipro, Vilas has held various senior management positions with Infosys, Sasken, PMC-Sierra, Philips and Insilica.
Vilas has been an active member of IEEE and ballot response committee in working out specifications of IEEE1394.a standard

He has received his Bachelor`s degree in EE from Bangalore University and has won Group president award (1996-97), Quality leadership award (1997-98) – both from Wipro technologies - and Leadership award from Philips during 1998-1999.

VINAY HEBBALLI -COO & Business Development

Vinay, our COO and Head Of Sales And Business, has redefined the business focus at Graphene. Under his leadership, the business teams are focused on executing superior account management to build deeper customer relationships and market share. His leadership skills and deep business sense in Semiconductor and OEM industries across Asian & European markets, help him to collaborate across a broad spectrum of customer base.

Prior to Graphene, Vinay was Vice President at Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd., serving in functions such as Engineering, Business development and Sales in APAC and Europe regions.

Vinay holds engineering degree from Karnataka University and business degree from INSEAD


As our CSO and Technology Head, Ravi defines our security strategy and technology roadmap.

Starting his career with Motorola in 2000, he has worked with organisations like Texas Instruments-India, Broadcom-USA & Infosys, in various roles across IC Engineering, Project Management, Program Management, Sales, Business Development & BU Head, in his career spanning 14 yrs.

A technologist at heart, Ravi is passionate about innovative product development. He holds a US Patent on Low Power Design and has published & presented more than 14 papers in international conferences.

He is a graduate in Electronics from Thapar University, Patiala, Punjab and Post Graduate in Microelectronics from BITS Pilani.

NANDAGOPAL ANANDA -Director, Functional Logic

Mr. Nandagopal Ananda (Nandu)’s 17 years of experience and expertise in VLSI front end design & verification - IP design, SoC design , Simulation, verification including Functional, Formal, Netlist and Power Aware verification of IPs & SOCs, covers all aspects of Verification from Planning to Closure. His expertise has given immense strength to Graphene’s market standing and help to successfully complete several projects in record time.

Nandu does the Graphene team proud, since he also has many first pass silicon designs to his credit.

Prior to Graphene, Nandu has worked at various engineering positions at QualCore Logic, MindTree Consulting, Sasken and Infosys. One of the key contributions during his career was defining Bluetooth baseband micro-controller (ASIC) & making it BQB compliant in record time. His contribution to this technology enabled his employer make a strong foray into Bluetooth technology

PRAMOD SABNIS -Director, Physical Design

Pramod brings to Graphene over 20 years of experience in the IC design industry, specially pertaining to RTL to GDS ASIC design, EDA tool flow development and integration and library development.

Prior to Graphene, he has held various senior technical leadership positions with Qualcore, Sasken ,Infosys and ARM Embedded Tech.

During his career, he has executed large number of full-chip tape-outs on technologies ranging from 0.25um all the way up to 14nm. He has built expertise across broad range of industry standard tools viz Synopsys, Cadence , Magma ,Adaptec , Apache and Calibre and has been a key contributor to multi-vendor tool flow & methodology development for various technology nodes.

Pramod is an engineering graduate at Walchand Institute of Technology, and holds a master's degree in Industrial Electronics from KREC, Suratkal.

Shrikrishna Gokhale

Mr. Shrikrishna Gokhale (Shri) brings to Graphene the wealth of more than three decades of expertise and experience in enterprise and business management. In his role as the President, he drives long-range plan of the Company to define elaborate annual budgets, undertakes financial performance analysis through monthly forecasts and extracts corrective action plans to realize annual business goals.

Prior to Graphene, Shri was COO & Managing Director of Open-Silicon (India operations) and was instrumental in setting up an additional engineering center to broaden company's offerings portfolio in India. Preceding this role, he functioned at a leadership role at Sasken, successfully leading the skills of multi-site teams of 600+ for the growth of its Semiconductor business unit. In the early stages of his career he also worked for European major Philips, heading the R&D operations of their Industrial Electronics Division in India.

With a Masters' degree in Communications Technology and Bachelors' degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India, Shri’s particular areas of interest are Strategic planning, Profit center management and Organization development.

Contact Us

8/2 & 9, The HUB, Unit 1, Rear Wing
Sarjapur Main Road, Amblipura Village, Bangalore 560103.