Jasper just announced that Kathryn Kranen, their CEO, had joined the board of CriticalBlue. I used it as an excuse to hit up CriticalBlue’s CEO Dave Stewart, who happened to be in the valley, for a free lunch to catch up on what they are doing.
CriticalBlue started about 10 years ago in Edinburgh (yay!). When it started it was in the business… Read More
UBM’s EETimes and EDN today announced Kathryn Kranen as the lifetime achievement award winner for this years ACE awards program. Kathryn, of course, is the CEO of Jasper (and is also currently the chairman of EDAC). Past winners exemplify the prestige and significance of the award. Since 2005 the award was given to Gordon… Read More
I attended the Jasper User Group this week, at least the keynotes, the first by Kathryn Kranen the CEO of Jasper and the second by Bob Bentley of Intel.
Kathryn went over some history, going back to when the company was started (under the name Tempus Fugit) back in August 2002 with a single product for protocol verification. Now, since… Read More
Brian Bailey at EETimes has an interesting interview with Kathryn Kranen. He says that the interview will be published in installments but the first one is up here. This first installment is mostly about how long-lived EDA companies (and others) have become since it takes a long time to build up enough revenue to be able to IPO.
She… Read More