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Homo Sapiens   x   Aeon 

           인류                            영겁


SAPEON is a compound word of "SAPiens," which means mankind, and aEON, which means eternal time, expressing our willingness to continue to provide the benefits of AI semiconductor-based Artificial Intelligence innovation to mankind.

Who we are

We make AI happen

Our start-up mindset with the strength of our parent company, SK telecom, makes a great combination to be a global leading AI Computing company. SAPEON Enables Next-Generation AI Computing for Everyone. We clear a hurdle in AI with our technology and help clients to expand their world. In the end, we aim to provide universal AI services to everyone. 

SAPEON is the future technology that serves the vision of a happier, more enriched humanity.


We aim to provide universal AI services to everyone.

The future technology serves the vision of a happier, more enriched humanity.

Our Value

Since we always consider the impact of our every actions, we always pursue sustainable solution.

We make AI easier, cost effective and efficient for mankind, and for our planet.
Here's what we stand for. 

We always think about the impact of our actions.  That's why we always pursue sustainable solutions.

Above & Beyond

Those who can't change their minds can't change anything. We go above and beyond with creativity and innovation.

People Oriented

We believe in the power of people. Team SAPEON is our priority.

Executional Excellence

We pursue executional SUPer Excell-ence. Not only we aim excellent goals, but we always act on it to make it happen.

Opportunity for Everyone

We make AI easier, cost-effective, and efficient. We clear a hurdle in AI with our technology and help clients expand their work.

Net Zero

We firmly believe that the fight against climate change should be fundamental for the future. We help our clients on their journey to net zero.


Meet Our Leadership Team

Soojung Ryu

Chief Executive Officer

As a well-known expert in AI processor, Ryu is in charge of SAPEON in order to accelerate the company’s growth in the global AI market. She brings more than 25 years of extensive experience in leading various projects related to NPU and GPU.

Before she joined SK Telecom as the head of the AI accelerator office, Ryu was a University-Industry Collaboration Professor at Seoul National University, where she conducted R&D in the NPU and PIM. When she served as the Vice President of Samsung Group's R&D hub, she undertook diverse projects related to GPU. Ryu received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Michael Shebanow

Chief Technology Officer

Michael Shebanow, a renowned leader in semiconductor design, propels SAPEON's expansion in the global AI arena with over 35 years of robust experience in CPU, GPU, and NPU projects. His careers began at Motorola as a Processor Architect and took him to Cyrixs as manager of the M3 CPU and to Hal Computer Systems as CTO & VP, overseeing CPU manufacturing and a team of over 200. His journey continued at AMD, where he led a team working on low-power CPUs (K10). 

Transitioning to GPUs, as a Principal Architect at NVIDIA, he had a significant role in GPU design working on G80, Fermi, and Kepler. On Fermi, he led the architecture group defining the architecture of the SM for NVIDIA's first CUDA-targeted GPU. At Samsung Electronics, Michael supervised mobile graphics semiconductor IP for five years as a VP and Lab head, creating APL (Advanced Processor Lab). He continued his career post-GPU at Cadence as a VP of Engineering, managing the Tensilica product line and shipping Tensilica's first custom AI inference engine. 

Michael received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley. He is also an IEEE fellow, recognized for his significant contribution to the development of out-of-order superscalar CPUs. With his solid expertise and innovative leadership, Michael continues to guide SAPEON's progression in the global AI landscape, driving cutting-edge semiconductor design and ensuring a bright future for AI technology. 

TJ Kim

Vice President, Business Development & Sales

Highly accomplished Sales & Marketing professional with 22 years of experience in the RFID, Semiconductor, Automotive, and Server industries. With board experience in the business and software application market holding roles across marketing, sales, product, and business development, TJ is in charge of Business Development and Sales at SAPEON Inc. 

Prior to SAPEON, dealing with global No. 1 mobile companies and top-tier Automotive Companies as clients, he has rich experience in mass production of the global mobile handset(ISP, AP, MMP) at MtekVision, a fabless SoC Semiconductor company. After he joined Supermicro, he was leading the business department, handling large complex IT sales cycles, cloud computing, hyper-convergence, AI and big data storage projects.

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Corporate Identity

Our corporate identity stands for 



Clear Space


Minium Size


Digital/11px       Print/4mm


Primary Palette/Wordmark Color




0, 0, 0

0, 0, 0, 100




246, 246, 246

0, 0, 0, 4

Background & Point Palette




24, 119, 242

90, 51, 0, 5




133, 139, 146

9, 4, 0, 43

Color Usage









We are always looking for talented people to join our growing team, team SAPEON.

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