Update: Barcelona has been bought by Synopsys
Newark, Calif., December 16, 2002 - Barcelona Design Inc., the leading provider of synthesizable full-custom analog intellectual property (IP), today announced the appointment of Khanh Le as executive vice president of engineering. Mr. Le brings more than 18 years of semiconductor industry experience to the team and will be responsible for leading engineering, product development and operations.
"We are now at an exciting stage in our product development and delivery where we need the best and brightest semiconductor executives who can bring extensive experience to support our growth plan," said Thomas Heydler, Barcelona's president and CEO. "Khanh brings a proven track record of product development success to Barcelona. His appointment will allow us to extend our existing product line as well as accelerate the introduction of new products. We are thrilled to have him aboard."
Khanh Le joined Barcelona from LSI Logic, where he was vice president of high-speed interface engineering. At LSI, Mr. Le drove product development and strategy for the 1.0-4.25 Gbps Gigablaze® technology, memory and other high-speed interfaces, highly successful products enabling more than $400 million in annual ASIC revenue. Prior to that, Mr. Le served at Sun Microsystems where he was a chief designer for the UltraSparc III microprocessor, in charge of processor circuit and physical design. Mr. Le graduated summa cum laude with a BSEE degree from The Catholic University of America. He also holds an MSEE from Stanford University and an Executive MBA from Pepperdine University.
About Barcelona Design, Inc.
Barcelona Design is the leading supplier of synthesizable full-custom analog IP, offering unique semiconductor intellectual property complemented by powerful design technology. Barcelona was founded in 1999 by CTO, Dr. Mar Hershenson, and Stanford University professor Dr. Stephen Boyd as a result of their research on the application of convex optimization mathematics to analog circuit design. The firm's analog circuit solution enables electronics companies to implement complex intellectual property (IP) instances radically faster than ever before. The company has proven its technology with working silicon, and has demonstrated market acceptance of its innovative approach by winning key customers, including Mitsubishi and ST Microelectronics. Barcelona has secured financing from leading venture capitalists including, Crosslink Capital, Sequoia Capital and Foundation Capital. The firm is headquartered in Newark, CA. For more information please visit www.barcelonadesign.com.