Sagar Pushpala

Sagar serves as Vice President, Business Development for Specialty Technologies at TSMC North America. Prior to that, he was CEO of TSI Semiconductors, a niche, specialty analog mixed-signal foundry focused on technologies and manufacturing services serving emerging market products. For the past 25 years, Sagar has held executive and senior-level operations, engineering, and technology management positions at such analog mixed-signal companies as Intersil, Maxim, National Semiconductor, Saratoga Semiconductor, and AMD.  Previously an Operating Partner at Khosla Ventures, Sagar continues to serve in board and advisory roles for many system and medical device companies. In addition, he has held board positions in various industry consortiums, including the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) and the Fab Owners Association (FOA).

Sagar’s mix of experience from technology development to manufacturing gives him a well-rounded view on how to innovate, adapt to new environments, and serve customers that are on the leading edge of technology. Even on the weekends, you’ll find Sagar in coffee, lunch, and wine settings, learning about new businesses and how they operate. Sagar thrives on working with customers of all sizes, helping them explore new breakthrough technologies and achieve operational excellence.

Sagar holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India, and a Master’s of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Kansas, USA.