Mahesh Mehendale is a TI Fellow and leads the Nano-power Foundational Technology at Kilby Labs. His current areas of focus include ultra-low power circuits and micro-architectures for “always-on” sensor nodes. Before this, he worked on architectures for low-power micro-controllers and high-definition (HD) video compression. Since joining TI in 1986, he has led the development of multiple industry-leading digital and system-on-chip (SoC) designs, including C27x/C28x DSPs and DM642 digital media processor. Mahesh has published more than 50 papers at international conferences/journals and presented many invited talks/tutorials. He has co-authored a book on "VLSI synthesis of DSP kernels" and two book chapters. Mahesh holds eight U.S. patents with 8 more applications pending, and was elected senior member of IEEE in 2000. He received the "Distinguished Alumnus" award from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay in 2012, the Zinnov Award for Thought Leadership in 2014 and was elected Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineers in 2016.