Systems and chip design engineering startup Beyond Silicon Solutions launches this month

Nov. 17, 2022
BSS says its team has a combined 120 years of experience in developing designs for a wide variety of products.

Beyond Silicon Solutions (BSS), a new fabless semiconductor startup focused on engineering services for high-speed circuit, hardware, firmware, software, and SOC designs and test for 400G and beyond, is scheduled to begin operations this month. Founded by Dr. Jihad M. Boura, most recently chief architect and global director of telecom engineering at IPG Photonics, the company with 20 electrical engineers in-house and access to an extended team of 120 and has offices in Beirut, Lebanon.

Launched shortly after IPG Photonics sold its telecom transmission assets to Lumentum (see “Lumentum buys telecom transmission assets from IPG Photonics”), BSS says its team has a combined 120 years of experience in developing designs for such products as network processors, packet classifiers, look-up technologies, traffic management, high-speed switching fabrics, L2/L3/L4/L7 switching, SONET/SDH/OTN framers/wrappers, transponders, muxponders, ADM, and 400G QSFP-DD optical transceivers. Other areas of expertise include ASIC/FPGA design and process, 100G/200G/400G system architectures, chip architectures, modeling, analysis, and complex problem solving.

In addition to his work at IPG Photonics, Boura is a former digital systems professor at Boston University and Holy Spirit University in Beirut as well as the founder, CTO, and vice president of engineering at ATC-VLSI and Proquent Systems.

More information is available by contacting Raja Younes, director of business development at BSS, via email.

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