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, we built the Perceive platform – the Ergo® AI processor and a full suite of development tools for integration into a variety of power‑constrained edge devices.

Today, we address numerous markets, including advanced wearables, laptops, and cameras for security, action capture, video analytics, and conferencing systems. Device manufacturers select Ergo for its ability to deliver the performance and capability to run datacenter‑class neural networks inside devices on tight power budgets.

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, Founder and Co-CEO

Steve Teig, founder and Co-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, Co-CEO

Murali Dharan, Co-CEO 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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David McIntyre, VP of Marketing

As VP of marketing at Perceive, David McIntyre is responsible for market assessment, product definition, and go-to-market strategy for the company and its products.

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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, including the optimization and development of the customer lifecycle, deploying programs to help drive business value with customers and collaborating across teams to identify and pursue customer growth opportunities.

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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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