Prior to founding smartNVM, Ahmad served as an Applications Engineer at Sidense, a key player in anti-fuse based one-time-programmable eNVM semiconductor IP.
During his time at Sidense, Ahmad assisted fabless and IDM customers world-wide, closely working with system-on-chip program managers, design teams and test engineers, etc... to better understand their OTP eNVM IP needs, promote and support Sidense OTP including trade-off analysis, design integration, production support and failure analysis to name a few.
Through smartNVM, and leveraging on his knowledge of memory architecture and applications' know-how, Ahmad continues to provide world-class support for fabless and IDM partners integrating OTP eNVM semiconductor IP cores into their SoC.
We worked with Ahmad when integrating Sidense OTP into our chip. Ahmad provided great support and showed great technical abilities, deep understanding of the OTP, and dedication to customers' needs. After Ahmad started his own company he is always willing to help us with our projects. I would recommend Ahmad to anyone who needs an OTP expert.
Ahmad provided technical support to us at IDT. We got excellent support and he was quick at responding back to queries. He is very knowledgeable. He helped us tremendously with root-causing issues and patiently working with our QA folks. It was a pleasure working with him and I would look forward to interacting with him in the future.
Ahmad worked with me supporting customers integrating Sidense OTP from pre-sales to silicon debug and production. Ahmad showed great enthusiasm for the role of Application Engineer and working with customers. He was instrumental for Sidense to close on many deals, as well as resolve many issues with customer prototypes and production. Ahmad is a very quick learner and his analytical skills gets to the core of the issues very quickly. He is smart, creative, and thorough. Most importantly Ahmad takes pleasure in helping others, and would not spare any effort to make complicated things simple and clear for customers and those around him. One of the qualities of Ahmad is being direct and straightforward. He is honest and hard working individual.
Ahmad is an extremely quick study, and truly impressed in his ability to ramp up to speed in both product knowledge and customer applications. In his role as application engineer Ahmad was well liked, and earned the respect of customers relying on his knowledge and expertise to provide timely and accurate technical support (often out of normal office hours). Ahmad often walked the extra mile in order to present customers with well thought out and presented responses - allowing customers to make rapid and informed decisions. Ahmad often challenged the status quo and strived to find new and innovative solutions to improving the customer experience. Similarly Ahmad was equally adapt in supporting our internal teams. As an example Ahmad was often consulted by the Product Management and Marketing teams providing for his technical analysis and insight.
Ahmad showed a lot of passion, energy and enthusiasm during his first year at Sidense. He very quickly developed a commanding knowledge of Sidense products and leveraged this knowledge during his engagements with customers. He came up with a few new and innovative ways to present product offerings. He showed interest in getting involved in activities related to new product definitions and new product offerings, redefining and improving internal processes.