POLYTEDA Announces New Executive Structure
EDA industry veteran Randy Smith takes the helm as CEO
TORONTO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 10, 2011 — POLYTEDA Software Corp., provider of the most advanced technology for addressing the physical verification needs of deep sub-wavelength processes, has appointed Randy Smith as the new CEO to lead the company through its next stage of growth as a technology leader and worldwide player in the physical verification segment of electronic design automation (EDA) market.
Mr. Smith brings over 30 years of experience in electronic design and EDA. He was a co-founder of Tangent Corp., which was acquired by Cadence in February 1989. Mr. Smith has a successful track record as a technologist, having held executive roles in marketing, business development and sales, in large and small EDA companies. He holds a BS degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
â€œThe complexity of todayâ€™s advanced semiconductor process technology is driving the runtimes of DRC/LVS tools. If they finish a run at all, results are often in the unacceptable range,â€ said Randy Smith, CEO of POLYTEDA. â€œThe physical verification challenges at 28nm surpass everything seen at prior nodes, creating a tipping point for new technologies to emerge. POLYTEDAâ€™s DRC/LVS technology has what it takes to deliver unparalleled accuracy, faster. And unlike any other tool, runtimes are predictable. I am excited at the opportunity to lead this company as its new CEO.â€
Vlad Marchuk, the former CEO and co-founder of POLYTEDA, has assumed the role of CTO. He will focus on defining the technology direction for the company.
Igor Lopanenko, a co-founder and physical verification guru, has been appointed to Chief Scientist. He will focus on addressing the physical verification challenges of the most advanced process technologies.
POLYTEDA Software Corporation is a provider of the most advanced physical verification technology for addressing the verification needs of deep sub-wavelength processes such as 28nm and beyond. PowerDRCâ„¢ and PowerLVSâ„¢ are POLYTEDAâ€™s flagship products. For more information on POLYTEDA and its products see: http://www.polyteda.com
PowerDRC and PowerLVS are trademarks and POLYTEDA is a registered trademark of POLYTEDA Software Corp. Any other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.
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