Executive Staff

Cristiano Calligaro

Cristiano Calligaro received the laurea degree in Electronics Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Electronics and Information Technology Engineering from the University of Pavia (Italy) in 1992 and 1997 respectively. After obtaining the Ph.D. degree he moved to MAPP Technology. In 2006 he established RedCat Devices srl as a start-up. During his career he has been involved in memory design (volatile and non volatile) both for consumer application (multilevel flash memories) and space applications (rad-hard memories) and software design for SEE/TID evaluation using open source EDA tools. His current research interest is focused on rad-hard standard cell libraries to be used for rad-hard mixed signal ASICs, stand-alone memories (SRAMs and NVMs) and testing methodologies for rad-hard components. He holds more than 20 patents mainly in the field of multilevel NVMs and is co-author of more than 60 papers and one book (Rad-hard Semiconductor Memories, River Publishers). He has been coordinator of RAMSES and ATENA projects inside the Italy-Israel Cooperation Programme, SkyFlash project in the European FP7 Programme, EuroSRAM4Space project in the Eureka Eurostars Programme and RADPROM project funded by Italian Space Agency (ASI). In 2019 he co-founded BlackCat Beyond as a start-up company focusing on silicon dosimeters for medical and space applications.

He is IEEE Senior Member and Eureka Euripides reviewer.

Umberto Gatti

Dr. Umberto Gatti received the Laurea degree in electronic engineering (summa cum laude) and the Ph.D. degree in Electronics and Information Engineering from the University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy, in 1987, and 1992, respectively. From 1993 to 1999, he worked in the R&D Lab, Italtel, Milan, Italy, as an ASIC Designer, being mainly involved modeling and design of analog ICs. In 1999, he joined the Development Technologies Lab, Siemens, Milan, Italy, where he was a Sr. Design ASIC Engineer. Besides developing analog ICs for telecommunication, during this period he was the company coordinator for the project ANASTASIA (1999-2003) funded under the framework of Eureka-Medea+ and focused on the design and test of high-speed sigma-delta converters. In 2008 he moved to Nokia Siemens Networks where he was a Sr. Power Supply Architect. The activity in Nokia included the analysis of power supply architectures for communication equipments and the coordination of products developed by external partners. Since 2012 he is with RedCat Devices (www.redcatdevices.it) as Sr. Microelectronic Engineer (member of the Executive Staff) and also hold co-operation with the University of Pavia. During his career he was involved in the design of high-speed data converters, in the design of broadband wireless transceivers, in the design of Hall sensors micro-systems, in the signal integrity analysis of complex PCBs and in the design of power supply for telecom applications. His current research interests are in the area of CMOS mixed-signal integrated circuits, in particular in rad-hard libraries and memories (SRAMs and OTP NVM), in rad-hard mixed-signal circuits (such as ADC-DAC) and in testing techniques for rad-hard components. He holds 2 international patents and is co-author of about 60 papers. He is Senior Member of IEEE and serves also as reviewer for magazines and conferences.