Fermi is CEO and co-founder of Ambarella Inc. (NASDAQ:AMBA), which is a fabless semiconductor company, focusing on the computer vision markets. Ambarella’s products are used in a wide variety of human and computer vision applications, including video security, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), electronic mirrors, drive recorders, driver/cabin monitoring, autonomous driving, and robotic applications.
Before Ambarella, Fermi was CEO and co-founder of Afara Websystems, which pioneered throughput computing for servers and was acquired by Sun Microsystems. Prior to Afara, Fermi held several executive management positions at C-Cube. As vice president and general manager of the home media division, he had P&L responsibility for silicon solutions to the DVD, digital video recorder, and digital video distribution and production markets.
Fermi holds several digital video-related patents, including one of MPEGLA's core MPEG-2 and MPEG-4/AVC patents. In 2016, he received the National Taiwan University Distinguished Alumni Award. He is the recipient of the 2018 Thomas Egleston Medal from the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University for his distinguished engineering achievement.