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Managing Partners

Ateş BERNA | Managing Partner

Ates Berna received his BSc and MSc in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Istanbul Technical University and his EMBA from Bosphorus University.

During his nineteen-year career in semiconductor sector he has worked in multi-site, multi-culture high technology R&D projects in various multi-national companies like Alcatel, STMicroelectronics, ST-Ericsson, Ericsson. One success of his was contributing to win a 30 million dollars business deal with Sony-Ericsson Mobile Communications (SEMC) when he was with STMicroelectronics, leading the Bluetooth digital modem project team. Recently, Mr. Berna decided to establish his own company and co-founded ELECTRA IC on May 2014. He is holding a Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate from PMI. In addition to the semiconductor arena, he is a licensed triathlete and he is the Turkish Triathlon 2014 Champion in his age group. He is married and has two kids.

İsmail Hakkı TOPCU | Managing Partner

He received his BSc and MSc in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Istanbul Technical University.

He has more than 18 years experience on ASIC and FPGA design and verification, HW design and test for defence and telecommunications applications. He has worked in multi-site, R&D projects in various multi-national companies like ASELSAN, Nortel Networks, STMicroelectronics, ST-Ericsson. Mr. Topcu decided to establish his own company and co-founded ELECTRA IC on May 2014.

He is holding a Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate from PMI. He is co-inventor and assignee of Synchronizer circuit (WO/2001/020465) and ATM adaptation layer type 1 integrated circuit between PCM and ATM(WO/2000/064215) patents. He is married and has two kids.