Santa Clara University


Nikhil Balram

Balram, Nikhil

Nikhil Balram is president of Ricoh Innovations, Inc. (RII), a Silicon Valley subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd, which creates innovative technologies and new business opportunities for Ricoh. Previously, he was vice president and general manager of the digital-entertainment-business unit, communications and consumer-business group at Marvell, and chief technology officer for National Semiconductor's displays group, where he served as the general manager of the company's high-definition products division. He has nearly 20 years of experience in digital image, video, and display processing and has served as an executive with Faroudja, Sage, Genesis Microchip, and SonicBlue. Balram holds bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University (Pittsburgh).

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