Mentor's Charley Selvidge has been thinking that the operating system of a hardware emulator is a natural evolution of the way software systems are built for emulators.
Charley Selvidge, chief engineering manager at Mentor, a Siemens Business, has an unassuming and modest demeanor that belies a sharp intellect and professorial ability to explain complex concepts in easy-to-understand terms.
All of this comes in handy as he explains the landscape of hardware emulation, something about which he knows a thing or two. In the late 1990s, Charley was a founder of Virtual Machine Works, which was located a stone's throw from MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. VMW, as it was known, was acquired by IKOS Systems in 1998, which subsequently became part of Mentor in 2002.
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