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Sérgio Silva

Sérgio Silva joined Synopsys as a Project Manager for the DesignWare MIPI IP product line in 2011, where he works on the development of the M-PHY. Sérgio worked at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, as a research fellow in 2008, and in the Optical Communications Group at the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering (INESC) in Portugal from 2009 to 2010. He has published a variety of technical papers in leading international journals and conferences. Sérgio received his Engineering Degree (with honors) from the school of Engineering of Porto University (FEUP) in Portugal, where he also completed his PhD in electronics and computer science. His research work focused on signal processing and high-speed optical communications systems tailored for harsh environments.

Hezi Saar

Hezi Saar serves as a staff product marketing manager at Synopsys and is responsible for its DesignWare MIPI controller and PHY IP product line. He brings more than 15 years of experience in the semiconductor and electronics industries in embedded systems. Prior to joining Synopsys, Saar was responsible for Advanced Interface IP at Virage Logic that was acquired by Synopsys, from 2004 to 2009, Saar served as senior product marketing manager leading Actel's Flash field-programmable-gate-array (FPGA) product lines. Previously, he served as a product marketing manager at ISD/Winbond and as a senior design engineer at RAD Data Communications. Saar holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Tel Aviv University in computer science and economics and an MBA from Columbia Southern University.