Diosdado P. Banatao is an American entrepreneur and businessperson who founded 9 companies, including: S3, Inc., SiRF Technology Holdings, Inc. and Wave Computing, Inc. and who has been at the helm of 14 different companies. Currently, he occupies the position of Chairman for Inphi Corp., Executive Chairman at Wave Computing, Inc. (which he founded), Chairman for MIPS Technologies, Inc. (a subsidiary of Wave Computing, Inc.) and Managing Partner at Tallwood Venture Capital (which he founded in 2010). Diosdado P. Banatao is also on the board of Alphion Corp., Wilocity Ltd. and Blaize, Inc.
In the past he held the position of Chairman at T-RAM Semiconductor, Inc., Chairman for Marvell Technology Group Ltd., Executive Chairman, President & CEO at SiRF Technology Holdings, Inc. (he founded the company in 1995), Chairman of Sequoia Communications Corp., Venture Partner at Mayfield Fund LLC, Principal at Commodore International Corp., Advisor at Pacific Community Ventures LLC, Chairman of Ikanos Communications, Inc., Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer for S3, Inc. (he founded the company in 1997), Chairman for Stream Machine Co., Chairman of Cyras Systems, Inc., Chairman of Acclaim Communications, Inc., Chairman for NewPort Communications, Inc., Chairman at Quintic Corp., Principal at Intersil Corp., Principal at National Semiconductor Corp. and Principal at SEEQ Technology, Inc.
He received an undergraduate degree from Mapua Institute of Technology and a graduate degree from Stanford University.