CTO Interview with Dr. Wim Schoenmaker of Magwel

CTO Interview with Dr. Wim Schoenmaker of Magwel
by Daniel Payne on 12-09-2014 at 7:00 pm

I visited the Magwelbooth at DACin June and chatted with Dundar Dumlugol the CEO about their EDA tools that enable 3D co-simulation and extraction. Since then I’ve made contact with their CTO, Dr. Wim Schoenmaker to better understand what it’s like to start up and run an EDA company. Magwel’s history goes back… Read More


Interview with Forte CTO John Sanguinetti on Cynthesizer 5

Interview with Forte CTO John Sanguinetti on Cynthesizer 5
by Randy Smith on 05-26-2013 at 12:00 pm

Recently, Forte Design Systems announced the release of a new core engine to their popular high-level synthesis tool offering. It is a large undertaking, so I asked John Sanguinetti, Forte’s CTO, to answer some questions about that development effort.

Q. How long has it been since the last major upgrade of the CynthesizerRead More


CEO Interview: Jason Xing of ICScape Inc.

CEO Interview: Jason Xing of ICScape Inc.
by Randy Smith on 05-19-2013 at 12:00 am

I recently had the opportunity to interview Jason Xing, Ph.D., CEO and President of ICScape, Inc. Below is a subset of the nearly two hour long interview.

How did you first become involved in EDA?
My EDA career started in the mid-90s when I started working on my PhD thesis at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. My thesis… Read More