About Us

CognitiveIC B.V is a startup co-founded by two leading scientists of Delft University of Technology, together with an industrial expert (with solid track-record on developing and commercializing ground-breaking silicon products), and the Delft Enterprises B.V. (which is the valorization center of the Delft University of Technology) on Jan 31, 2019.


  • Develop and design EDA (electronic Design Automation) tools enabling the generation of high quality and efficient test solutions for advanced and emerging memories.
  • Provide the core components for ICT systems that integrates security intelligence in the chip architecture and hardware to enable end-to-end secure solution being able to resist to known attacks and unknown attacks.
  • Partner with global leading EDA and semiconductor companies


To be a worldwide leader in chip hardware dependability with the main focus on testability and security

Our Values

Our Team

Prof. Dr. Said Hamdioui
Prof. Dr. Said HamdiouiCEO
Authority in the field of memory testing; developed test solutions having wide use in industry. Over 17 years of professional experience in chip industry, R&D, and business development.
Fethulah Smailbegovic
Fethulah SmailbegovicCTO
Over 17 years of industrial experience in semiconductors and embedded system design and commercialization. Previously at Thales, NXP, Renesas, Instrinsic ID, and Escrypt.
Mottaqiallah Taouil
Mottaqiallah TaouilDirector
Over 8 years R&D experience in VLSI design, test, reliability, hardware security and computer architecture. PhD (Cum Laude) in Computer Engineering.