Yawar Nahvi is a semiconductor hardware professional and currently works as a Senior Process Design Kit (PDK) engineer for Silicon Valley based Silvaco Inc. Born and raised in the Kashmir valley, Yawar received his Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communications Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Srinagar. He came to the US in 2004 as a student at the State University of New York at Buffalo and graduated with a Master’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering. He considers himself very fortunate to be working with this enthusiastic team of individuals who come from diverse backgrounds but share a common goal of promoting socio-economic development of Kashmir.