About Us

Cedar Silicon, Inc. is a provider of consulting services ranging from custom software development to product design and implementation. Our specialty is the Payment Card Industry where we can leverage a broad and deep experience of our staff to maximum advantage of our clients. Our customers are Hardware Vendors, Financial Institutions, Payment Processors, ISO’s, Value-Added Service Providers and merchants. Our goal is outstanding service and satisfied customers. We pledge to address the needs of our clients utilizing the most robust, efficient and cost-effective development cycle, taking the project from the very first steps of software requirements gathering to the delivery with the care and confidence. We understand the software development cycle and the market we operate in.

We offer flexible pricing model tailored to each customer’s needs with the focus on delivering quality product. Our philosophy is to help customer save money by taking advantage of our team’s knowledge which guarantees fasters time to market and maximum quality.

The Mission through Philosophy and Vision
Cedar Silicon's philosophy reflects the company's commitment to help clients by delivering business enabling solutions and technologies. Our employees, whose experience and leadership values are making a significant impact on our work, inspire our culture.

Our mission is to jumpstart our clients’ business by implementing the unique customized solutions shortening the time to market and increasing the return on investment on their product. We’ll forge the long lasting relationship with our clients by providing them with life-long improvements and support for their systems.

We envision our Company to become the leader in the niche of customized software solutions in Payment Industry.

Partner Program
The success of our Company is dependent on cooperation with partners – terminal vendors, payment processors, financial institution, and value-added service providers. We continuously seek new active and enthusiastic partners around the world, who can join us in our mission based on mutual benefits and shared goal to grow the business.

Executive Team
Our team has the expertise in various fields of software development:

Andey Tikhonov, CEO/President
15+ years of software and hardware development hands on and C-level Technology and Product Management within Payment Industry, e-Commerce, Mobile Commerce industries working for the Global industry icons such as Lipman, VeriFone, ExaDigm, PAX Technology. Andrey is an expert in PCI security, wireless product development and wireless carrier certifications with Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, etc.

Andrey holds Bachelor and Master Degree with Honors in Computer Science and Information Technology, Novosibirsk State Technical University, Russia.

Alex Grigoryev, VP of Technology
19+ years of progressive software engineering experience with various programming languages and tools. Over 10 years of experience in Payment Card Industry working for such industry leaders as Lipman and VeriFone. Alex was responsible for design, development and implementation of a broad range of embedded software solutions for EFT payment system such as POS terminals, PIN pads, ECRs. Alex’s strengthens our Company with strong mathematical and analytical skills and brings expert level knowledge of PCI PTS and PCI PA-DSS security standards.

Alex holds Master Degree in Applied Mathematics from Novosibirsk State Technical University, Russia.