About Us

Perceive is redefining what’s possible in edge devices.

In 2018 the Perceive team took on the ambitious goal of enabling state-of-the-art inference inside edge devices running at extremely low power. Adopting an entirely new perspective on machine learning and neural networks allowed us to very quickly build and deploy the software, tools and chip, Ergo, that make the complete Perceive solution.

Today, we are addressing numerous consumer device markets, including security cameras, smart appliances, mobile phones, action cameras, wearables, and more. The Perceive solution is shipping to some of the leading consumer device makers who are integrating our technology into their next-generation products. They are selecting Ergo for its ability to deliver high-accuracy and low power smart solutions while protecting consumers’ privacy and security.

Perceive was incubated by and is a majority-owned subsidiary of Xperi Corporation.
Executive Team

Based in San Jose, Boise, and Vancouver, our team of engineers and scientists is dedicated to creating breakthrough edge inference solutions for consumer devices.

Steve Teig, CEO

Steve Teig, founder and CEO of Perceive, is a visionary technologist whose work has impacted industries ranging from software and semiconductors to biotechnology and machine learning. He drove the creation of Perceive while CTO of its parent company and investor, Xperi, where he supervised technology development, including core audio and imaging innovations, and led the company’s machine learning team.

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Murali Dharan, President and Chief Operating Officer

Murali Dharan, president and COO of Perceive, is responsible for leading the company’s business operations, including sales, marketing, customer success and operations. He was previously responsible for the strategic direction, management and growth of the licensing business of Xperi, Perceive’s parent company and investor.

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Kathy Cook

VP of Business Development

As VP of business development, Kathy Cook is responsible for driving strategic partnerships and transactions to accelerate growth for Perceive.

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Jim Hall

VP of Hardware

Jim Hall leads hardware development at Perceive. Prior to Perceive, he was VP of engineering at Natural Intelligence Semiconductor and was an adjunct faculty member at Boise State University.

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Themis Katsianos

VP of Software

Themis Katsianos is responsible for leading development of the software in Perceive’s solutions, in addition to overseeing the company’s technical and product roadmaps.

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David McIntyre

VP of Marketing

As VP of marketing at Perceive, David McIntyre oversees all aspects of adoption and expansion based on market fit and needs of the company’s first product, Ergo.

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Naghmeh Sarkeshik

VP of Operations and Customer Success

In her role as VP of operations and customer success at Perceive, Naghmeh Sarkeshik is responsible for driving customer success.

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