Ford Tamer is CEO of Inphi, the leader in Data Center Interconnects. Most recently, he was a Partner with Silicon Valley-based Khosla Ventures, focusing on breakthroughs in mechanical and electrical efficiency, solar energy and information technology. He was previously senior vice president and general manager of the Networking Group at Broadcom, which he grew to over $1.2B in revenue. Ford co-founded and served as president and CEO of Agere Inc., a semiconductor manufacturer, until it was acquired by Lucent Microelectronics; he later became vice president of the Processing, Aggregation and Switching business unit at Lucent’s Agere Systems. Before founding Agere, he was part of the founding executive team at Dazel Corporation (acquired by Hewlett-Packard) and co-founder of MegaKnowledge (acquired by IntelliCorp). Ford received a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.