simon Knowles

Simon Knowles
Founder & CTO

Simon is co-founder & CTO of Graphcore. Simon has a strong track record as both engineer and entrepreneur, having co-founded and exited two highly successful fabless semiconductor companies, Element14 and Icera, for a combined value of over $1billion.

Before that he headed the microprocessor development group at ST Micro. He is well known as a leading microprocessor designer, responsible for ground-breaking designs at STMicro, Element14, and Icera.

He holds an MA in Electrical Science from Cambridge University and is the author of 14 issued patents.

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