International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED)

Plenary Session 2P

Wednesday March 24
Session Moderator:

Plenary Speech 2P.1: TBD

Krishna YarlagaddaKrishna Yarlagadda
President & CEO

Abstract of keynote to be provided.

About Krishna Yarlagadda

As the President & CEO of HelloSoft, Krishna is responsible for setting HelloSoft's mission, formulating corporate strategy and executing a plan for the company's overall growth. Under Krishna's leadership, HelloSoft became market leader in wireless VoIP and related technologies. Prior to starting HelloSoft, Krishna was Chairman, President & CEO of ZSP, where he pioneered the development of DSP's based on RISC technology. ZSP was acquired by LSI Logic, and it's industry leading DSP architecture has been adopted by major semiconductor companies including Broadcom, IBM, Connexant, GlobespanVirata, Skyworks, Yamaha and PMC-Sierra. A seasoned entrepreneur, Krishna has been involved with several successful companies as investor, advisor or board member - nBand (acquired by Proxim), a communications processor company, Silicon Spice (acquired by Broadcom), vEngines (acquired by Centillium), Intoto (acquired by Freescale), Valyd (acquired by EMC) and eSilicon. Krishna held key management and technical positions in the SPARC processor division of Sun Microsystems and was a key player in successful launch of four SPARC processors (UltraSPARC I & II, SuperSPARC I & II). Krishna is a frequently invited speaker on DSP architecture and technology, and a contributor on DSP to industry journals such as Microprocessor report, Computer design, and EEtimes. Krishna has a B.S and MS in Electrical Engineering.

Plenary Speech 2P.2: Design for eBeam : Getting the Best Wafers Without the Exploding Mask Cost

Aki Fujimura Aki Fujimura
D2S & eBeam Initiative

DFM (design for manufacturing) and RET (reticle enhancement technologies) have garnered much attention, highlighting the need for designers to consider the effects of the physics of light in the semiconductor manufacturing process. Largely ignored, but equally important are the effects of the physics of electron beams used both in ebeam direct write lithography and in ebeam mask writers. The talk discusses how important it is for designers to understand Design for eBeam.

About Aki Fujimura

Aki Fujimura is the Chairman and CEO of D2S, Inc. Previously, he was CTO of Cadence Design Systems. He helped Pure Software and Simplex Solutions become public companies in his tenures as inside board memebers. He was a co-founder of Tangent Design Systems where he defined DEF, LEF, and ECO which became standards in the area-based place and route. He has been on the board of HLDS, Bristol Technologies, R2, and S7 in addition to Pure and Simplex. He currently serves on the board of Coverity, Inc.

Plenary Speech 2P.3: TBD

Steve Glaser Steve Glaser
Corporate VP

Abstract of keynote to be provided.

About Steve Glaser

Steve Glaser is corporate vice president for strategy and planning at Cadence Design Systems, Inc. With twenty six years of experience in senior strategy, technical, marketing and business development roles, he has led major industry and corporate initiatives in SoC design, IP standards, system level design, and metric-driven verification for the systems, semiconductor and EDA industries. Prior to his current position, Mr. Glaser was corporate vice president of Marketing and Strategy for the Cadence Verification Division and senior vice president of Marketing and Strategy at Verisity Design. Prior to joining Verisity, Mr. Glaser was corporate vice president of Business Development and vice president of Strategic Marketing for Cadence. Mr. Glaser has also held various senior business and technical positions at the Alta Group of Cadence, Redwood Design, VLSI Technology, and Hughes Aircraft. Mr. Glaser received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of British Columbia.