Packet Architects AB was founded by a team with extensive experience in designing ASICs for communication systems.
Having seen the costly development time for these types of systems and the lack of flexibility in existing IP cores led to the founding of Packet Architects and the development of the FlexSwitch tool-chain.

The Management Team

Erwin Leichtle
Erwin LeichtleChairman of the board

Erwin Leichtle has a life-long experience in the Communications and Semiconductor industry. After an almost two decade career as General Manager at Ericsson in North and South America, Europe and Russia he turned his talents to the startup arena. He has served as CEO or on the Board of Directors at a list of startup companies including InterWAVE (aquired by Alvarion), Thalamus Networks,  SwitchCore and Precise Biometrics.

Kenny Ranerup
Kenny RanerupCEO

Kenny Ranerup served as CTO and Director of Engineering at SwitchCore. Research Manager at Axis Communications. Managing Director at Swedish LCD center. He holds four patents and has written six academic publications.

Robert Wikander
Robert WikanderCTO

Robert Wikander is a switching architecture expert with with experience developing switching systems from a few giga-bit to multi-terabit performance. Before Packet Architects he was chief architect at the networking business unit at Realtek Semiconductor, and Chief ASIC Architect at SwitchCore. He is a lecturer in Ethernet Switch Design at Luleå and Lund Universities.

Per Karlsson
Per KarlssonChief Architect

Per Karlsson is an expert in micro-architecture, power management and physical implementation. He was technical leader for the datapath at SwitchCore, and a technical leader for a succession of Digital Baseband ASICs at Ericsson.