About the Company

ChaoLogix has developed new semiconductor technology that provides optimal performance at the nexus of security and power. With data protection being a critical industry concern, ChaoLogix’s proprietary ChaoSecure technology deters side channel attacks at the source and contributes a superior layer of security to a semiconductor chip compared to existing add-on solutions.

ChaoLogix’s proprietary ChaoSecure technology deters vulnerability to Electromagnetic (DEMA) and Differential Power Analysis (DPA) side channel attacks by arresting data leakage at the source. ChaoSecure is one of multiple technologies under development by ChaoLogix.

Led by successful business and semiconductor industry veterans including Chief Executive Officer Brian Kelly and Senior Vice President of Business Development Chowdary Yanamadala, ChaoLogix is based in Gainesville, Fla., with offices in Jacksonville, Fla., and engineering operations in Melbourne, Fla.



Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Kelly was formerly President of Market Opportunity Analysis (MOA), in Jacksonville, Fla., where he advised clients on international technology investments and business development. Prior to MOA, he was Managing Director of GPX, Ltd., a Dublin, Ireland-based Internet-infrastructure company with operations in the Middle East and India.

Lou Kessler

Lou Kessler

Executive Vice President, Intellectual Property and Member of the Board

Dr. Kessler was one of the founders of ChaoLogix and previously served as its President. Before joining ChaoLogix, he was Vice President of Corporate Development at Ixion, a development stage biotech company. Dr. Kessler was Director of Intellectual Properties and Technology Transfer at Nabi (Univax) Biopharmaceuticals, a drug development company. He served as science adviser to a Washington, D.C. law firm and as a patent examiner in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Dr. Kessler received his Ph.D. in molecular genetics from the University of Georgia and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

Chowdary Yanamadala

Chowdary Yanamadala

Senior Vice President, Business Development

Mr. Yanamadala was formerly a Director of Business Development at Maxim Integrated, in Dallas, Texas, where he was responsible for leading and advancing the Embedded Security business unit. Prior to the business development role, he was the Director of IC design for the Embedded Security business unit within Maxim. He was responsible for leading the design and market introduction of several successful secure ICs.

Brent Myers, Ph.D.

Brent Myers, Ph.D.

Chief Design Engineer

Dr. Myers has 30 years of industry experience in the field of solid-state circuit design with emphasis on communication systems and mixed signal integrated circuit development. He has expertise in wireless communication architectures, data conversion techniques, monolithic integrated filters, frequency synthesis, sampled data signal processing techniques and general analog circuit design. Dr. Myers was Director of Advanced Product Development and Mixed-Signal IC Design at Conexant, and has held similar positions leading product development efforts at Intersil, Harris Semiconductor and GE. Dr. Myers received a BSEE from Purdue University, an MSEE from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a Ph.D. from Florida Institute of Technology. Dr. Myers is an inventor on more than a dozen issued patents.

Technical Advisory Board

 David Jacobson

David Jacobson

Vice Chairman, BMO Financial Group

David Jacobson became Vice Chairman of BMO Financial Group in October 2013.

Prior to joining BMO, Mr. Jacobson served as the 22nd United States Ambassador to Canada, holding the role from 2009 to 2013. As Ambassador, Mr. Jacobson worked to expand the bilateral trading relationship between the United States and Canada, which resulted in a 43% increase in two-way trade, raising it to the highest level between any two countries in history. Ambassador Jacobson led the Beyond the Border and Regulatory Cooperation efforts to improve the security and efficiency of the border between the two countries. He worked to strike a balance between using North America’s energy resources and preserving the environment, and to foster the shared values of the United States and Canada around the world. For his efforts, Ambassador Jacobson received the State Department’s 2012 Sue M. Cobb Award for Exemplary Diplomatic Service.

Before becoming Ambassador, he served in the White House as Special Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel. Before joining government service, he was a corporate lawyer in Chicago, where he was active in civic and political affairs.

Mr. Jacobson received a JD from Georgetown University, where he was the Administrative Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. He received his BS from the Johns Hopkins University.

Mr. Jacobson lives in Chicago with his wife Julie. They have two adult children.

Christof Paar

Christof Paar

Chair for Embedded Security at the University of Bochum, Germany, Affiliated Professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Christof Paar co-founded, with Cetin Koc, the CHES (Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems) conference. Christof’s research interests include highly efficient software and hardware realizations of cryptography, physical security, penetration of real-world systems, trusted systems and cryptanalytical hardware. He also works on real-world applications of embedded security, e.g., in cars, consumer devices, smart cards and RFID.

Christof has over 150 peer-reviewed publications and is co-author of the textbook Understanding Cryptography (Springer, 2009). He has given invited talks at MIT, Yale, Stanford University, IBM Labs and Intel. He has taught cryptography extensively in industry, including courses at NASA, Motorola Research, and Philips Research. Christof is Fellow of the IEEE. He co-founded ESCRYPT Inc. – Embedded Security, a leading system provider in industrial security which was acquired by Bosch.

Christopher Tarnovsky

Christopher Tarnovsky

Vice President of Semiconductor Security Services at lOActive

Christopher Tarnovsky is the premier expert in the area of semiconductor security. Tarnovsky enjoys a reputation for executing high-quality semiconductor assessments. Not only does he have an uncanny knack for unearthing potential weaknesses, but he also provides meticulous reports, illustrating substrate attacks and expanding on the dimensions of these exploits. He draws from years of experience during his founder role at Flylogic, a leading device security company and his tenure at lOActive, where he spearheads cutting edge semiconductor research.

Jerry Ardizzone

Jerry Ardizzone

Group Director, Worldwide Semiconductor IP Sales, Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

Mr. Ardizzone has spent over 30 years in the Semiconductor, and Semiconductor Intellectual Property Industry, entirely in sales management and executive roles.

Mr. Ardizzone recently joined Cadence Design Systems Inc, in 2013 as part of the Tensilica, Inc acquisition by Cadence. Mr. Ardizzone spent 5 years at Tensilica as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and helped grow the company’s revenue by over 2X during this period, which lead to the successful acquisition by Cadence. Prior to joining Tensilica, Mr. Ardizzone, spent several years in advisory and VP of Sales roles at two start-up semiconductor IP companies located in Silicon Valley. Mr. Ardizzone also spent nearly 7 years at ARM, Ltd, as President, ARM Inc. (USA Subsidiary) and Executive VP of Worldwide Sales. Before joining ARM, Mr. Ardizzone held a variety of sales and sales management roles at Motorola Semiconductor over a span of 14 years.

Mr. Ardizzone holds a BSEET degree and lives with his 8 year old daughter, adopted from Sha’anxi China, in Portland, Oregon.

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In Their Words…

Data protection is a critical issue to the technology industry and our mobile information society.
Brian Kelly

CEO, ChaoLogix, Inc.

ChaoLogix has verified in silicon that ChaoSecure has intrinsic power dissipation properties that provide an inherent, efficient hardware-based immunity to side channel analysis attacks.
Chowdary Yanamadala

SVP, ChaoLogix, Inc.

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