Mani Balakrishnan received a B.S. degree from the Coimbatore Institute of Technology (Coimbatore, India) in 2000 and an M.S. degree from the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California USA) in 2003. He worked with Biomorphic from 2004 to 2006 in CMOS Image Sensor and Intel India from 2006 to 2012 in Design and Development of High-speed IO blocks for the Intel Architecture Group. In 2013, he joined Elpida (now Micron Technology, Inc.). He is working on High-speed PLL and Receiver Blocks.