Chopelas Will Manage and Develop Avalanche’s Growing Aerospace and Defense Business
Fremont, California, September 14, 2020 – Avalanche Technology, the leader in next generation MRAM technology, announced today that it has expanded its Business Development team with the addition of Paul Chopelas as Senior Director of Business Development, Aerospace and Defense. In this role, Chopelas will be responsible for managing and developing Avalanche’s growing aerospace and defense business.
A 30-year veteran of the semiconductor and software industry with a long history of leveraging commercial innovations for government and military customers, Chopelas has a proven record of managing and developing customer relationships, as well as the expertise necessary to help customers solve their system engineering challenges using Avalanche’s advanced technologies and capabilities. Chopelas will report to Danny Sabour, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development.
“Avalanche is unique in the ability to provide non-volatile solutions to the high-reliability market, while continuing to build new opportunities in other industries, businesses and markets. It is truly an exciting opportunity we have in front of us.” said Sabour. “Paul’s expertise and the relationships he has built during his 30 years in the industry will be invaluable as we forge the future for Avalanche.”
Throughout his career, Chopelas has held various sales and business development roles with some of the semiconductor industry’s most recognized companies, including Nebbiolo Technologies, Cypress Semiconductor, Cobham Semiconductor Solutions, Mercury Systems, Achronix Semiconductor, Bay Microsystems and Actel Corporation (now Microchip Technology).
Most recently, Chopelas was Senior Director of Sales at SkyWater Technology, in Bloomington, MN. In this role, he helped SkyWater transition from an IDM to a Foundry model, working with ASIC and Custom Foundry Solutions customers.
Chopelas studied Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from California State University, Long Beach.
About Avalanche Technology
Avalanche Technology Inc. is the leader in next generation Perpendicular STT-MRAM technology, accepted as the front-runner to replace traditional Flash and SRAM for unified memory architectures in future SOC systems, delivering high performance and low power at 55, 40 and 28nm with scalability to 22 and 14nm. With a proven STT-MRAM portfolio at multiple geometry nodes combined with an intellectual property portfolio of over 300 patents and applications, Avalanche Technology is delivering on the promise of enabling the next generation of scalable embedded unified memory architecture for use in GPUs, MCUs, DSPs, ASSPs and ASICs, making it the true “Next Generation MRAM Company”. For more information, visit us online at https://www.avalanche-technology.com.