Our Story 01

Ambiq® is committed to further improve the quality of life by enabling the intelligence of endpoints while further reducing carbon footprints. Ambiq – your partner in endpoint intelligence

Why Ambiq
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What Drives Us


First SPOT processor built at the University of Michigan


Ambiq Micro founded


First SPOT Real Time Clock (RTC) products launched


1 millionth chip sold into applications ranging from smart cards to timing modules


First generation Apollo SoC launched


1 millionth Apollo chip sold into wearables, smart homes, and other endpoint applications


Apollo2 SoC launches and is the first SPOT product to run neural networks for Endpoint AI


Apollo3 SoC Bluetooth Low Energy launches with Ambiq’s first fully-integrated radio


TensorFlow Lite Micro is made broadly available on Apollo3, and Ambiq establishes itself as the leader in wearables and other battery-powered applications


100 millionth SPOT-based product sold and Ambiq’s Apollo4 is launched along with a new Endpoint AI SoC and solution.
Won the Best of Show for Most Innovative AI Applications from FMS 2020


Ambiq wins IoT Semiconductor Company of the Year, AI Excellence, and BIG Innovation Awards, and enables intelligent voice-command to battery-powered endpoint devices

Leadership & Management 02

Based in Austin, San Jose, Hsinchu, Shenzhen, and Shanghai, our leadership and management teams consist of advocates, builders, enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, explorers, incubators, inventors, pioneers, protectors, thinkers, and visionaries. With a diverse spectrum of experiences and skillset, we came together and united with one goal to enable the true Internet of Things where the battery-powered endpoint devices can truly be connected intuitively and intelligently 24/7.

Fumihide Esaka
Chairman, CEO
Over 20 years of senior management experience in the semiconductor industry, six years at Accenture, VP at International Rectifier, CEO of Nihon Inter Electronics Corp., and CEO of Transphorm Inc.
Scott Hanson
Founder, CTO
Expert in ultra-low energy and variation-tolerant circuits, speaks widely on energy-efficient circuits, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Michigan, 30 publications and 7 patent filings.
Sean Chen
Over 20 years of semiconductor experience, VP of Marketing and Business Dev. at mCube, management positions at startups and at Nagevtech, Intel, IDT, and TSMC.
Paul Rolls
Chief Revenue Officer
Over 30 years of global expertise in technology sales and marketing, including Executive VP of Sales and Marketing at ON Semiconductor. Highly adept in driving sales and marketing strategies while building long-term customer relationships.
Scott Goodwin
Chief Financial Officer
Over 20 years of accounting and finance expertise in retail, manufacturing, and service businesses in multi-national markets. Highly experienced in investor relations, financings, acquisitions, divestitures, and accounting matters.
Carlos Morales
VP of Artificial Intelligence
Over 30 years of research and development experience spanning silicon to cloud. Besides AI, his past roles include building expertise in Cloud-based back-end applications, cybersecurity, workload scheduling, orchestration, and isolation, and efficient networking.
Charlene Wan
VP of Branding, Marketing & Investor Relations
Experienced marketing and communications executive with a successful track record in the technology industry on a global scale. Skilled in branding, go-to-market strategy, media relations, executive communications, and social media.
Raghuram Tupuri
VP of Engineering
Over 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. Corp VP of AMD, and VP of Aricent and Knupath. Results-oriented senior design executive with expertise in IP design and complex processor SOC product and platform development from definition to volume production for Server, Notebook, Desktop and Accelerator markets.
Dan Cermak
VP of Architecture & Product Planning
Over 20 years of design, architecture, and management experience in ultra-low power and high performance electronics from early stage startups to Fortune100 corporations including Intel and Motorola.
David Munsinger
VP of Software & Solutions
Over 35 years of experience in embedded software development and R&D management, including Sr. VP of R&D at Qualcomm (Wireless Infrastructure Division) and President/Founder of MobilePeak Systems, Inc.
Kris Potrafka
VP of Human Resources
Over 20 years of human resources, business operations, and management experience across the technology and media industries, including VP of HR at AMD. Skilled in designing high-performing cultures and leading complex business transformations.
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2022 Titan Platinum Winner for Technology / Science

Ambiq has been selected as the winner of the “IoT Semiconductor Company of the Year” by the IoT Breakthrough Awards. The awards program is a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies, and products in the global Internet-of-Things (IoT) market.