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About Us

Semiwise is aiming at the development and commercialization of innovative low power CMOS transistor level IP that improves performance and variability and drastically reduces power in both forthcoming and existing technology generations.

​The IP is ideal for Internet of Things (IoT) applications solving important shortcomings in the current CMOS technology. The IP was initially generated within GSS. It currently consists of 8 granted patents and 6 patents at different stages of prosecution. The generation of the IP was facilitated by a service agreement with the Silicon Valley company Nif/T, LLC which developed and prosecuted the patents

Meet our team

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Dr. Fikru Adamu-Lema

Professor Steve Beaumont

Professor Asen Asenov

The founder, CEO and director of Semiwise Professor Asenov, has significant business experience. Professor Asenov was the architect and the CEO of the GoldStandard Simulations (GSS) business vision. Without any venture capital GSS grew to be the market leader in simulation of statistical variability and Design Technology Co-Optimisation in year 5 and was acquired by Synopsys in year 6. On exit, GSS returned high value to its shareholders. Professor Asenov is currently the director of two other start-ups, Surecore and Ngenics.

The second Semiwise director and Chairman of Semiwise Professor Beaumont was also a Director and Chairman of GSS and made significant contributions to GSS’s success. He is also the director of Kelvin Nanotechnology, SawDx and Anacail. Professor Beaumont has served as a Vice-Principal for Research and Enterprise at the University of Glasgow from 1 January 2005 to 1 August 2014.

Dr. Adamu-Lema is a COO and Chief Modeling and Simulation officer at Semiwise. He has more than 15 years of semiconductor device modeling and simulation experience in a research environment. His area of expertise include statistical simulation analysis, which is related to variability and reliability in advanced nano-scale devices, and statistical compact model. He has been involved with numerous research projects as a project co-ordinator and on different levels of collaborative tasks.

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Djamel Bensouiah

Nikolas Xeni

Djamel joins Semiwise following 20+ years of Semiconductor Industry experience in roles as analogue Engineer, senior CAD Engineer and IT Manager at leading semiconductor design companies and semiconductor start-ups. His considerable knowledge of IC design tools development and integration into analogue design flows and third-party EDA tools influences and guides the development of Semiwise products.   

Received his B.Eng. degree in Computer and Electronic systems engineering, with focus on Robotics and Mechatronics from Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, U.K., in 2017. During the period of 2017-2019 worked as a Firmware Engineer under two companies and as a freelancer. In 2019, joined the Device Modelling Group at the School of Engineering, University of Glasgow for a PhD in nanoelectronics and semiconductor devices. Joined Semiwise on April 2022 on a part-time secondment

German Cherstvov

Received his BSc. Degree in Computer science, focusing on software engineering and data science from the University of Glasgow, Glasgow, U.K., in 2023. From 2021 to 2022, he was a member of the application production team at Leidos company request. Joined Semiwise on November 2023 on a part-time basis as a Software Engineer. Today, he helps the team in developing a "Virtual Reality Semiconductor Fabrication Training Facility" project.


Dr. Ismail Topaloglu

Dr. Topaloglu is an expert in advanced modelling and simulation of power electronic circuits and semiconductor devices. He received the B.Eng, M.Eng. and PhD in electronic and electrical engineering from Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey, in 2007, 2009 and 2013, respectively. He published more than 50 articles  in Power electronics, Electromagnetic, Software development and Optimization. He has 14 years of of teaching experience, research project co-ordinator. His research interests are Nanoelectronics, Software development, Electromagnetic fields, Machine Learning, Statistical computation, Nanosensors, and Quantum technology. He also works on artificial intelligence and deep learning. Since March'22, he is with the University of Glasgow as a research fellow and recently joined Semiwise on a full-time basis.

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