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Panel Halle B1 SEMICON EUROPA > TechARENA 1 & 2 - Technological Platform for Innovation > Smart Design | Designing Electronic Systems for Advanced Applications
16:40-17:30 Uhr | Halle B1 Tech Arena 1, Booth B1.175
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Gabriele Pulini joined Mentor in 1991 and has extensive engineering and marketing experience on the new technologies that changed over time the way new products are designed and brought to market. As part of the Emulation business unit within Mentor, a Siemens business, he is responsible for the new business opportunities, with today’s focus on self-driving and artificial intelligence applications.
Babak Taheri is the CEO at Silvaco Inc., a leading provider of TCAD, EDA, and design IP software. He began his career at Silvaco as chief technical officer and executive vice-president of products. Previously, he was the CEO / president of IBT working with investors, private equity firms, and startups on M&A, technology, and business diligence.While at IBT, he served on advisory boards of MEMS World Summit, Novasentis, AGCM, ALEA labs, Lion Point Capital, and Silver Lake. Prior to IBT, he was the VP & GM of the sensor solutions division at Freescale semiconductor (now NXP).Babak was the recipient of ”the perfect project award” in 2003 while at Cypress; Twice recipient of the “Diamond Chip Award” in 2013 /14 while at Freescale; recipient of the MEMS & Sensors executive of the year award in 2014, and in 2015 was the recipient of the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal from UC. Davis College of Engineering, where he is on the advisory board to the college.He also held VP/GM roles at Cypress Semiconductors, Invensense (now TDK) and key roles at SRI International and Apple. He received his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from UC Davis with majors in EECS and Neurosciences, has over 20 published articles and holds 28 issued patents.
Breker Verification Systems
Adnan is the founder CEO of Breker and the inventor of its core technology. Under his leadership, Breker has come to be a market leader in functional verification technologies. The Breker expertise in the automation of self-verifying testcases is setting the bar for the completeness of verification for system-on-chip (SoC) designs.He has over 20 years of experience in functional verification automation. Prior to Breker, he managed AMD’s System Logic Division, and also led their verification team to create the first test case generator providing 100% coverage for an x86-class microprocessor. In addition, Adnan spent several years at Cadence Design Systems and served as the subject matter expert in system-level verification, developing solutions for Texas Instruments, Siemens/Infineon, Motorola/Freescale, and General Motors.Adnan holds twelve patents in test case generation and synthesis. He received BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University, and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
Paul Cunningham is corporate vice president and general manager of the system verification group at Cadence Design Systems. His product responsibilities include logic simulation, emulation, prototyping, formal, VIP, and debug. Prior to this, he was responsible for Cadence's frontend digital design tools including logic synthesis and design-for-test. Paul joined Cadence in 2011 through the acquisition of Azuro, a startup developing concurrent physical optimization and useful skew clock tree synthesis technologies, where he was a co-founder and CEO. Paul holds a Master's Degree and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge, UK.