ChipStart Management Team


Howard Pakosh, President & CEO

Mrdescribe the image. Pakosh has been involved in all facets of sales and marketing for the last 25 years. He previously served as Director of Sales for Sonics Incorporated, the leading provider of intelligent interconnect solutions that manage the on-chip communications in System-on-a-Chip (SoC) devices. The company's SMART Interconnect solutions manage complex on-chip communications such as those resulting from the convergence of video, voice and data processing on a SoC.

Previously Mr. Pakosh worked at Virage Logic Corporation (NASDAQ:VIRL) where he worked as Director, Emerging Markets for the leader of semiconductor intellectual property (SIP).

Mr. Pakosh also helped co-found Xentec Inc. a semiconductor IP startup that was sold to InSilicon in December 2000 and is now part of Synopsys (NASDAQ:SNPS).


Mark De Souza, Executive Vice-President 

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Mr. De Souza is a seasoned sales and marketing veteran with 15 years experience backed up by 10 years in leading edge design. Mr. De Souza has held senior positions in Europe with Virage Logic, Ikos Systems, ST Microelectronics and De Beers; working in Research, Development, Sales and Marketing. He was also co-founder of Atinec, a VC funded EDA Startup focusing on simulation acceleration.

As an Engineer, Mr De Souza has personal experience of machine vision, processor design, software (machine code, assembler, high level code and application code), analogue and digital design.

Mr. De Souza's specialties lie in understanding, positioning and selling complex technical products in the European high tech marketplace through direct selling and team management to Engineers and the CXX level.