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World famous names to advise Evatronix on technology and product directions.
Grenoble, France -- December 3, 2009 - The silicon Intellectual Property (IP) provider, Evatronix SA, announced today the formation of the Technical Advisory Board and also the appointment of the TAB members. The members are Carl Das, Ph.D. - Director of ASIC Services at IMEC; Jean Mermet, Ph.D. - Chief Scientist of SAFEtronix; Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Rosenstiel - professor for Computer Engineering at the University of Tübingen, and Richard Tobias, Vice President of Operations and Engineering at Samplify Systems, Inc.
The Technical Advisory Board members agreed to use all their knowledge to help Evatronix take the best possible direction for product development and use of available technology. This will help Evatronix stay the step ahead of the competition and expand the industry leadership in the development of IP cores.
„We expect our Technical Advisory Board members to supervise the strategic technology direction for our products and services. The TAB will provide us with a mix of third-party consulting services and insider views,” said Wojciech Sakowski, Evatronix President and CEO. „Their renowned expertise in all aspects of successful IP development, SoC design and chip manufacturing will undoubtedly increase the value of Evatronix products and services.”
Carl Das, Ph.D.
Carl Das is Director of ASIC Services at IMEC in Belgium. He started the MPW (Multi Project Wafer) service at IMEC and was Foundry Working Group Leader in the EUROCHIP project. Since 1995 he is Chairman of the EUROPRACTICE project and recently he started with TSMC the Emerging Business Program in Europe offering access to TSMC technologies for prototyping and initial volumes for the European emerging start-up companies. He holds an Electrical Engineering degrees, Master (1977) and PhD (1984), from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.
Jean Mermet, Ph.D.
Jean Mermet currently holds the position of Chief Scientist at SAFEtronix. To undertake these functions, he left in March 2004 the two positions - the Directeur de recherches at the CNRS and the Director of the European Chips and Systems design Initiative (ECSI). Jean Mermet is also the founder of LEDA company, which he set up in 1990. LEDA became quickly a technology leader on VHDL, with most VHDL front-ends used by EDA companies to-day originating from LEDA solutions. In 2000, LEDA was acquired by Synopsys.
Wolfgang Rosenstiel, Prof. Dr.
Wolfgang Rosenstiel has been the director of the “System Design in Microelectronics” department at the Computer Science Research Center Karlsruhe and a professor for Computer Engineering at the University of Tübingen since 1990.
He is a member of the ITRS-Committee (International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors), the chairman of the German edacentrum, the editor-in-chief of the Springer Journal “Design Automation for Embedded Systems”, a committee member of DFG senate for Collaborative Reserch Centre affairs, a scientific member of the Authorising Committee for Collaborative Research Centres and a DATE fellow. He has recently received a Shared University Grant from IBM (consisting of an IBM mainframe computer) and an ERC Advanced Grant for the development of a bidirectional cortical communication interface (BCCI).
Richard Tobias is Vice President of Operations and Engineering at Samplify Systems, Inc. He has over 29 years of experience in corporate management, engineering management, business development and engineering for the electronics, embedded systems, IC development, DSP and CAD/EDA industries. Mr. Tobias previously worked as the CTO and Vice President of Engineering at Pixelworks, Inc. and was the Vice President of the ASIC &
Foundry Business Unit at Toshiba America Electronics Components. He was also the founder of several startups including White Eagle Systems Technology, Inc., which was sold to Quick Silver Technologies.
Evatronix SA, founded in 1991 in Poland, develops electronic virtual components (IP cores) along with complementary software and supporting development environments. The company also provides electronic design services. Product lines cover a multitude of solutions from interface controllers and microprocessors to integrated System-on-Chip development platforms. Evatronix IP cores are available directly or through the sales network of its strategic distribution partner, CAST, Inc. (www.cast-inc.com). Evatronix is headquartered in Bielsko-Biala, Poland, and employs over 75 engineers. For more information about the company please visit the company’s web site at www.evatronix-ip.com or contact Jacek Duda at +48322311171 ext. 22 or jacek.duda(at)evatronix-ip.pl.