Ashok Lahiri has been the chief technology officer of Enovix since co-founding the company in 2007. He is lead architect of the Enovix 3D Silicon Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery, responsible for design and implementation of our patented 3D cell architecture and high-capacity silicon anode. He also manages our associated IP portfolio of over 100 patents.
From 2003 to 2007, Ashok was senior director of engineering at FormFactor, a leader in the design and production of patented 3D MEMS contact technology for semiconductor wafer testing. At FormFactor, he led an engineering organization that increased the yield of complex 3D electromechanical devices on silicon substrates from low single-digits to over 90%, while scaling to large arrays capable of massively parallel wafer testing. This contributed to a successful IPO and a 370% increase in revenue during his tenure.
Over a 20-year period, from 1983 to 2003, Ashok advanced through roles of increasing engineering and management responsibility in the IBM hard disk-drive division. He led research groups developing precision ceramic machining— including novel techniques for thin-film heads to nanometer accuracy, he led process development and introduction of the first giant magneto-resistive (GMR) head—which doubled the storage density of previous products, and, ultimately, he managed the new product and technology transfer organizations for thin-film disk drive heads. Ashok earned a B.S. with honors in chemical engineering from U.C. Berkeley. He has authored or co-authored over 20 patents or applications in battery technology, 3D architecture, and electrochemistry.