Jitendra co-founded Astera Labs in 2017 with a vision to remove performance bottlenecks in data-centric systems. Jitendra has more than two decades of engineering and general management experience in identifying and solving complex technical problems in datacenter and server markets. Prior to Astera Labs, he worked as the General Manager for Texas Instruments’ High Speed Interface Business and Clocking Business. Earlier at National Semiconductor Corp, Jitendra led engineering teams in various technical leadership roles. Jitendra holds a BSEE from IIT-Bombay, an MSEE from Stanford University and over 35 granted patents. In addition to work, Jitendra enjoys outdoor activities and reading about the origins of the Universe.