Raj, a 30-year industry veteran, leads IGSS Ventures (IGSSV), a semiconductor holding company focused on developing and commercialising emerging niche semiconductor technologies in existing and next generation applications. An advocate for making cutting-edge solutions more accessible and accelerating its adoption, his broad industry experience and appreciation of its ecosystem form the building blocks to IGSSV’s vision of being a ‘one-stop semiconductor solutions hub’.
With oversight across IGSSV’s group of companies – IGSS Singapore and Malaysia, IGSS GaN (IGAN) and CompoundTek, Raj’s in-depth technologies know-how, proven implementation of hybrid models, established commercial success and competitive positioning, form the backbone to the group’s demonstrated success across technology development, operational transformation and mass commercialisation.
Prior to IGSSV, Raj has held several senior executive roles spanning transformation of an integrated device manufacturer into a foundry fab, establishing a ‘Giga Fab’ commercialising niche technologies and achieving milestone revenue growth in multiple fab transformations at a multi-billion-dollar semiconductor business. Raj has also chaired boards of various international joint ventures.
In 2012, he was elected to the Singapore National Productivity Council, representing the semiconductor and electronics industries. Raj holds a bachelor’s degree with honours in Operation Science from the University of Science, Malaysia.