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The EDA Consortium Board of Directors oversees the common needs of the EDA industry, benefitting not only EDAC member companies but the entire semiconductor and electronics ecosystems enabled by EDA. The Board of Directors is primarily made up of CEOs from member EDA companies who are elected biennially by the membership to represent them. Other individuals may be appointed as directors by the board.
The members of our board are a significantly valued resource, active participants, who manage the various committees with expertise and devotion to the EDAC mission.
Kathryn Kranen is responsible for leading Jasper’s team in successfully bringing the company’s pioneering technology to the mainstream design verification market. She has over 20 years EDA industry experience and a proven management track record. While serving as president and CEO of Verisity Design, Inc., US headquarters of Verisity Ltd., Kathryn and the team she built created an entirely new market in design verification. (Verisity later became a public company, and was the top-performing IPO of 2001.) Prior to Verisity, Kathryn was vice president of North American sales at Quickturn Systems. She started her career as a design engineer at Rockwell International, and later joined Daisy Systems, an early EDA company. In 2009, she was named one of the EE Times' Top 10 Women in Microelectronics. In 2012, Kathryn became a member of the board of trustees of the World Affairs Council of Northern California. Kathryn is serving her sixth term on the EDA Consortium board of directors, and was elected its chairperson in 2012. In 2005, Kathryn was recipient of the prestigious Marie R. Pistilli Women in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Achievement Award. Most recently, Kathryn was awarded the 2013 EE Times and EDN ACE Lifetime Achievement Award. Kathryn graduated Summa cum Laude from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.
Wally Rhines is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mentor Graphics, a leader in worldwide electronic design automation with revenue of $1 billion in 2011. During his tenure at Mentor Graphics, revenue has more than tripled and Mentor has grown the industry’s number one market share solutions in four of the ten largest product segments of the EDA industry.
Prior to joining Mentor Graphics, Rhines was Executive Vice President of Texas Instruments’ Semiconductor Group, sharing responsibility for TI’s Components Sector, and having direct responsibility for the entire semiconductor business with more than $5 billion of revenue and over 30,000 people.
During his 21 years at TI, Rhines managed TI’s thrust into digital signal processing and supervised that business from inception with the TMS 320 family of DSP’s through growth to become the cornerstone of TI’s semiconductor technology. He also supervised the development of the first TI speech synthesis devices (used in “Speak & Spell”) and is co-inventor of the GaN blue-violet light emitting diode (now important for DVD players and low energy lighting). He was President of TI’s Data Systems Group and held numerous other semiconductor executive management positions.
Rhines has served five terms as Chairman of the Electronic Design Automation Consortium and is currently serving as co-vice chairman. He is also a board member of the Semiconductor Research Corporation and First Growth Family & Children Charities. He has previously served as chairman of the Semiconductor Technical Advisory Committee of the Department of Commerce, as an executive committee member of the board of directors of the Corporation for Open Systems and as a board member of the Computer and Business Equipment Manufacturers' Association (CBEMA), SEMI-Sematech/SISA, Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDAC), University of Michigan National Advisory Council, Lewis and Clark College and SEMATECH.
Dr. Rhines holds a Bachelor of Science degree in metallurgical engineering from the University of Michigan, a Master of Science and Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Stanford University, a master of business administration from Southern Methodist University and an Honorary Doctor of Technology degree from Nottingham Trent University.
Lip-Bu Tan is President and Chief Executive Officer of Cadence® Design Systems, Inc. He has been a member of the Cadence Board of Directors since 2004. He also serves as chairman of Walden International, a venture capital firm he founded in 1987. Prior to founding Walden, Tan was Vice President at Chappell & Co. and held management positions at EDS Nuclear and ECHO Energy.
Tan received an M.S. in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MBA from the University of San Francisco, and a B.S. from Nanyang University in Singapore. He serves on the Board of Directors of both the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDAC) and the Global Semiconductor Association (GSA).
Raul Camposano, PhD, is CEO at Nimbic. He has over 25 years of experience in electronics and design technology with careers in industry and academia. Until 2009 he was President and CEO of Xoomsys, a startup in design technology. From 1994 to 2007 he was with Synopsys, where he served as Chief Technology Officer, Senior Vice President, and General Manager for multiple Business Units. Prior to joining Synopsys, Dr. Camposano was a professor of Computer Science at GMD in Germany and a staff member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. Raul holds a B.S. and M.S. in EE from the University of Chile, and a Ph.D. in CS from the University of Karlsruhe. He has published over 70 technical papers and three books. Dr. Camposano serves on numerous editorial, advisory and company boards and was an Advisory Professor at Fudan University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was elected Fellow of the IEEE in 1999.
Gradient is a startup that is driving the adoption of device and interconnect-level thermal simulation within the IC design community. From 1998-2006, Ed was vice president of R&D in the Epic Technology Group at Synopsys, and then vice president of marketing for the silicon engineering group, where his responsibilities included software products for custom design and DFM. Prior to joining Synopsys, Ed was president and CEO of Anagram, a startup that pioneered fast SPICE for CMOS, and was acquired by Avanti in 1996. In 1981, he co-founded Silicon Compilers, where he was vice president of engineering. He started his career at Intel where he held various design and management positions in the microprocessors group.
Ed received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from California Institute of Technology, and his B.S.E.E. from Ohio University.
Ed has been a member of the EDAC Board of Directors since April 2010.
Since co-founding Synopsys in 1986, Dr. Aart de Geus has expanded Synopsys from a start-up synthesis enterprise to the world leader in electronic design automation. Dr. de Geus has long been considered one of the world's leading experts on logic synthesis and simulation, and frequently keynotes major conferences in Electronics and Design Automation. He is the recipient of numerous industry and community honors, including Electronic Business Magazine’s “CEO of the Year” (2002) and “Top 10 Most Influential Executives” (2005), the IEEE Robert N. Noyce Medal (2007), the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) "Spirit of the Valley" Lifetime Achievement Award” (2007), and the GSA “Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award” (2009). Dr. de Geus is active in the business community, serving on the Boards of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG), Applied Materials, the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), and the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDAC). He is also heavily involved in education for the next generation, having created the Synopsys Outreach Foundation in 1999, which promotes project-based science and math learning throughout Silicon Valley.
Dean founded IC Manage in 2003, a company that he has helped expand to become the IC/SoC design and IP management technology leader. Dean was also founder, President and CEO of Barracuda Networks from 2003 to 2012, where he built and expanded Barracuda from a spam and virus firewall provider to a broad line enterprise technology company with more than 150,000 customers. Dean currently serves on Barracuda's Board of Directors.
Dean was also the founder of Boldfish, a leading provider of enterprise messaging solutions that was acquired by Siebel Systems in 2003. Dean was also founder, President and CEO of Design Acceleration, Inc (DAI), a maker of superior design analysis and verification tools. Cadence Design Systems acquired DAI in 1998. Dean was also VP of Product Engineering at the 3DO Company and was instrumental in the development of the PowerPC architecture at Apple Computer. Dean received his BSEE from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and MSEE from the University of California, Berkeley.
John K. Kibarian, Ph.D., one of our founders, has served as President since November 1991 and has served as our Chief Executive Officer since July 2000. Dr. Kibarian has served as a director since December 1992. Dr. Kibarian received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, an M.S. E.C.E. and a Ph.D. E.C.E. from Carnegie Mellon University.
Simon Segars was appointed president of ARM in January 2013. He was previously executive vice president and general manager of the processor and physical IP division. Simon joined ARM in 1991 and became a member of the Board in 2005. His previous roles at ARM have included being executive vice president within the departments of engineering, worldwide sales and business development. Simon was instrumental in the development of early ARM CPU products such as the ARM7™ and ARM9™ families. Simon holds numerous patents in the field of embedded CPU architectures and is a director of SOI Industry Consortium and the EDA Consortium.
Ravi Subramanian has led Berkeley Design Automation since 2003. During this time the company has grown to be the industry recognized leader in nanometer circuit verification winning numerous industry awards for outstanding business and technical achievement. Prior to Berkeley Design Automation, Ravi's experience has spanned research, product development, marketing, sales, and general management roles. He began his career as the Company Scientist at TCSI in Berkeley, where he developed RF and baseband modem technology for the first generation of DSP-based digital mobile phones. While at AT&T Bell Laboratories from 1991 to 1995, he was a key member of the team that developed the world's first GSM merchant chipset, for which he won the AT&T Leadership Award. From 1995 to 1998, Ravi held product marketing and business-line responsibilities in the Design Tools Group at Synopsys. In 1998, he co-founded and became CEO of Morphics Technology, a fabless semiconductor company developing multi-protocol CDMA wireless communications ICs. In 2003, Morphics was acquired by Infineon Technologies, the world’s second largest supplier of semiconductors for wireless communications. At Infineon, Ravi was the VP & GM of the WCDMA business group in the Secure Mobile Solutions (SMS) Business Unit. Ravi received his BSEE (with honors) from the California Institute of Technology (1987). He earned his PhD in EECS from the University of California at Berkeley (1991) where he was a recipient of the prestigious UC Regent's Fellowship. He is the lead author on 17 issued United States patents on signal processing techniques in mobile communications. Ravi has been named on the RutbergCo’s Wireless Influencers list every year since 2006. This list cites the 200 people with the greatest influence on the wireless industry. He is a Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), a nonprofit global network of entrepreneurs and professionals, established to foster entrepreneurship and nurture entrepreneurs. In 2010, Ravi was elected to the EDA Consortium (EDAC) Board of Directors for the 2010-2012 term.
Robert Gardner was an EDA Consortium volunteer and board member for more than ten years, in the more recent years serving as Treasurer, before signing on as the EDAC executive director in 2006. He has had decades of management, engineering, operations and sales experience, and has held executive management positions at a number of EDA companies. Mr. Gardner has also had senior leadership roles at Exemplar Logic, Bridges2Silicon, Design Acceleration, Advanced Micro Devices, Avnet Corporation, Signetics/Philips, and Intersil. Mr. Gardner holds a BSEE (Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering) from California Polytechnic State University, Pomona, California.
Mark White is a founding partner of White Summers Caffee & James, LLP and leads the firm’s international practice. Mark represents emerging growth, mid-stage and mezzanine stage companies and investment funds on all matters relating to the formation, financing, growth and liquidity of technology-based enterprises. Over the span of 20 years Mark has represented companies in well over 500+ financings and over 200+ acquisitions. He represents and advises companies on a wide variety of transactional matters, including business and legal issues as they pertain to complex strategic and venture financings, acquisitions, and licensing and distribution arrangements. Mark’s practice principally covers corporate, technology, financing and corporate partnering matters for a wide variety of private and public company clients. He regularly advises companies on strategic positioning, business model and revenue generation issues, the preparation of investment materials and presentations, and the structure of complex corporate reorganizations, joint ventures, divestitures, consolidations and commercial partnerships. Mark also represents investment funds on formation issues and regularly represents investors in making portfolio investments.