sound Meenu Sarin

I am a deep technology industry professional with over two and a half decades of experience in the eco-system. Launching VLSI Consultancy in 2003, I value –add to my clients by helping them address various challenges and issues in techno-commercial space in the deep technology eco-system.

The focus is on 2 main facets:

  • Strategic planning and Technology/Product roadmap planning – addressed by Market & Technology Research & Analysis
  • Talent development – addressed by Training

Domains: Semiconductor, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Autonomous Driving, Blockchain

Profile snapshot


Science and Engineering Research Council/A*STAR

  • Technology Fore-sighting
  • Competitive Intelligence
  • Program Consultant


  • Solution Consulting
  • Technology and Market Intelligence
  • Training


  • Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA) - Founding Member and Exco Board
  • SEMICON Technology Innovation Forum Chair
  • Speaker, Panellist, Moderator and Blogger


  • Chip Design
  • Program Management
  • Technical Marketing

Techno-commercial Profile

Industry Advocacy

  • Founding & Executive member of SSIA
  • Initiatives: Mentorship program, Industry-Govt. dialogue, Thought Leadership events, speaker, panel discussions
  • Chair of SEMI’s annual SEMICON Technology Innovation Forum
  • Articles/insights for industry publications

Biz & Talent Development

  • Instrumental in setting up 30 members strong design team/STMicroelectronics India Design Centre
  • Developed STM’s ASIC biz in APAC – Huawei, ZTE breakthrough
  • Built Partnership in Malaysia for repeat training biz
  • Expanded training market pie into adjacencies (biotech), geographies (Asia-Pac, US, Brazil), platforms (Classroom, Web based, E-Learning)

Cross domain contextual intelligence

  • Program consulting at Science and Engineering Research Council/A*STAR
    - Technology fore-sighting
    - Competitive landscaping
    - AI, Robotics, Neuromorphic computing
  • Competitive intelligence for STMicroelectronics' ASIC business

Program Management

  • Managed STM’s ASIC programs – cross domains / silos / geographies & cultures, customer acquisition and customer management
  • Conducted customized Program Management training for client in Brazil – Solution consulting

Customers Speak

  • Meenu provided us a training session on ASIC concepts. The course covered all the aspects of ASIC development. The course was designed in a way to make even a person remotely connected with VLSI design to understand stages involved in ASIC design from Specification till production. I noticed that since Meenu has worked on almost all aspects of ASIC design she was able to deliver this training very effectively to a novice or an expert in this field. Some of the best were - it was very well upto date with current technology used in VLSI and ASIC design. - it had exercises of medium complexity to make the concepts clear. - it was customized as per our requirements.

    Pankaj PanjwaniProject Lead, Genesis Microchip

  • When I was still serving at Global Foundries Singapore, the company engaged Meenu to conduct regular seminars on the ASIC design flow and supply chain. I found that she possesses deep insight and timely intelligence of the semiconductor industry due to her large network of contacts with the industry players. Her clear and personable delivery style also encourages active participation from the audience.

    Dr Weng Hong LeiGlobal Foundries

  • Thank you for the wonderful lectures you gave! I learnt a lot from the class and I really enjoyed the process!

    Zhongmin ZhaoEngineer, Mediatek

  • Training was extremely awesome. Clear explanation with good examples, as well as the knowledgeable instructor.

    AnantheEngineer, Intel