About IC Manage
IC Manage provides Design & IP Management, Big Data Analytics, and HPC Scale Out I/O & Cloud Bursting software.
GDP Design & IP Management — IC Manage GDP enables companies to efficiently and reliably manage single and multi-site hardware and software development efforts. We bring Git into the semiconductor realm with GDP XL-git hybrid version control.
Envision Big Data Analytics — Envision Design Progress analytics lets you capture resource utilization on a project or directory/library basis for efficient schedule & resource management. Envision Verification Analytics uses big data methods to deliver real-time analytics for multi-vendor verification environments.
PeerCache HPC Scale Out I/O — Uses a peer-to-peer shared file fabric to deliver extreme file performance, with I/O speedup of 10x sequential, 30x random, and microsecond latency data transfers.
PeerCache for Hybrid Cloud Bursting — our PeerCache HPC Scale Out I/O software product also delivers fast hybrid cloud bursting, automatically & dynamically determining the exact workflow data needed by a job.
IC Manage was founded in 2003 by Shiv Sikand and Dean Drako. Shiv Sikand is the foremost expert in design management for large scale IC design and has been pursuing this area with a passion for approximately two decades. Dean Drako was the founder and creator of Design Accelerations Signalscan product which he sold to Cadence Design Systems, and founder and CEO Barracuda Networks, which went public on in 2013.
Trademarks: IC Manage, Global Design Platform, GDP, icmArmor, IP Central, Zero-Time Sync, Views, are trademarks of IC Manage, Inc. All other product names and trademarks are property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
In 2004, IC Manage introduced the beta version of its commercial design data management software system that provided version control, configuration management, and software bug tracking. The design management system included a graphical Cadence Design Framework user interface and worked with both the Cadence and the OpenAccess databases. It tracked only modified files and stored metadata about revisions and configurations in a relational database separate from the design data.
In 2007, IC Manage announced its Global Design Platform (GDP) design data management system. GDP had bi-directional component tracking for IC revisions and derivatives; mixing, match, and reuse of components and semiconductor intellectual property cores across local and remote design sites; defect tracking and workspace synchronization to the same state when a designer reported, fixed, or verified a software bug.
In 2007, Nvidia manufactured over 100 chips that used IC Manage software during design.
In 2009, IC Manage content management software was mentioned as a technology driver enabling semiconductor companies to do design work across local and remote geographic locations, as part of a significant trend toward outsourcing design work to other countries. IC Manage’s software creates a workspace that abstracts the design data from the underlying directory organization.
In 2011, DeepChip.com ranked IC Manage IP Central (IP Pro) as the #1 item to see at the Design Automation conference.
From 2010 through 2014, IC Manage has been included in the annual “What to See at DAC” list by the GarySmith EDA analyst firm. In 2010 for Enterprise Tools, in 2011 for Design Management, in 2012 and 2013 for Design Debug, and 2014 for Enterprise tools.
In 2014, IC Manage was selected as one of Deloitte Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. IC Manage grew 178 percent during the 4 years from 2008 to 2012.
In 2015, Design Automation Conference attendees ranked IC Manage Envision Design Progress Analytics as the #1 item at the conference.
In 2016, Design Automation Conference attendees ranked IC Manage as #3 at the conference, based on its software application accelerator product.
In 2018, DeepChip.com ranked IC Manage PeerCache for hybrid cloud bursting as one of 3 companies in the #1 group to see at the Design Automation Conference. Pedestal Research also included IC Manage in its 2018 What to See at DAC list.
Dean Drako, President & CEO
Dean Drako founded IC Manage in 2003, a company that he has helped expand to become the IC/SoC design and IP management technology leader. Dean was also founder, President and CEO of Barracuda Networks from 2003 to 2012, where he built and expanded Barracuda from a spam and virus firewall provider to a broad line enterprise technology company with more than 150,000 customers. Dean currently serves on the Barracuda’s Board of Directors.
Dean was also the founder of Boldfish, a leading provider of enterprise messaging solutions that was acquired by Siebel Systems in 2003. Dean was also founder, President and CEO of Design Acceleration, Inc (DAI), a maker of superior design analysis and verification tools. Cadence Design Systems acquired DAI in 1998. Dean was also VP of Product Engineering at the 3DO Company and was instrumental in the development of the PowerPC architecture at Apple Computer. Dean received his BSEE from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and MSEE from the University of California, Berkeley.
Shiv Sikand, Executive Vice President
Shiv Sikand is founder and Executive Vice President at IC Manage, and has been instrumental in achieving its technology leadership in design and IP management for the past 11 years. Shiv has collaborated with semiconductor leaders such as AMD, Apple, Broadcom, Cypress, Intel, NVIDIA, Samsung, and Xilinx in deploying IC Manage’s infrastructure to enable enterprise-wide design methodologies for current and next generation process nodes.
Shiv has deep expertise in design and IP management, with a long history of developing innovative solutions in this field. He started in the mid 1990’s during the MIPS processor era at SGI, authoring the MIPS Circuit Checker before specializing on design management tools for a number of advanced startups, including Velio Communications and Matrix Semiconductor, before founding IC Manage in 2003. Shiv received his BSc and MSc degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Manchester. He did his postgraduate research in Computer Science also at Manchester University.
Mike Whalen, VP of Worldwide Sales
Mike Whalen is vice president of worldwide sales for IC Manage, where he has been instrumental in helping IC Manage expand its customer base and increase revenue by forging strong business and technology relationships with industry leaders. Prior to IC Manage, Mike held sales management positions at InnoLogic (acquired by Synopsys), Carbon Design Systems (acquired by ARM) and Synfora (acquired by Synopsys), closing initial business with strategic accounts.
Mike also led sales and applications engineering teams in Europe and the US for Ikos Systems (IPO, later acquired by Mentor Graphics) and was lead hardware and firmware developer for laser raster output scanner system electronics at Xerox Corporation. Mike received his BSEE from Loyola Marymount University and MSEE from the University of Southern California.
Roger March, Chief Technology Officer
Roger is Chief Technology Officer for IC Manage, Inc., where he architected their current design data management solution and continues to improve its performance and scalability for global multi-site design. Previously, Roger worked at Matrix Semiconductor, where he designed and helped build most of their CAD infrastructure. He worked mainly on the physical and process side and also on optimizing layout for manufacturability.
Roger was also principal engineer in the microprocessor division at Silicon Graphic, working on logic verification and timing closure, and on design databases, where he wrote several tools to help analyze and manipulate physical, logical and parasitic extraction data sets. He also worked at MIPS as their first CAD engineer, building their infrastructure using a combination of vendor and internal tools. Roger also worked at Data General and Zilog, working on circuit, logic and fault simulators that were used to build and verify microprocessors.
Gary Gendel, Chief Software Architect
Gary is the Chief Software Architect at IC Manage. Prior to joining IC Manage, Gary was the CTO of Genashor where he did development work for a number of EDA and other companies including: Mentor Graphics, Zycad, Protocol, Valid, Apple, IBM, Harris Semiconductor, Sarnoff Corporation, Star Semiconductor, HAL Computer Systems, SGI, AT&T, Nordic VLSI, and Christiania Bank as well as supporting Amulet project at the University of Manchester. Prior to Genashor, Gary was a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at RCA Solid State Technology Center, GE Semiconductor and Harris Semiconductor.
Gary has been granted three patents, and has received awards for: Sarnoff Outstanding Technical Achievement team and individual, RCA SSD Technical Excellence, and the RCA David Sarnoff Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement. He has received two Emmy awards from the National Academy of Television Sciences for his development work in Digital television. Gary received his BSEE and MS (Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Biomedical Technology) from New Jersey Institute of Technology.