VP Sales, Americas & EU
Dinesh Bettadapur was named the Vice President of Sales for the Americas and the European countries in May 2019. He is well-known in the semiconductor industry with more than 20 years of general management, sales, business development, and operational experience spanning global companies such as Intel and ASML as well as multiple Silicon Valley start-ups. Most recently he held the position of vice president of business development at Coventor. Dinesh has established a proven track record of driving significant business growth and forging long-term business relationships with the world’s leading IDMs, foundries, fabless companies, mask suppliers, and capital equipment companies. Dinesh holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from R.V. College of Engineering in Bangalore and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech.
VP Sales, Asia & GM Korea
Man-Gyu Hwang had over twenty five years semiconductor EDA and TCAD software industry experience, the company that has been served since 1994 as of president of Silvaco Korea Co., Ltd in the field of semiconductor software marketing and sales.
With his experienced and management, Silvaco Korea Co., Ltd has become number one leading providers of flat panel display software solution in Korea and also other novel semiconductor technologies as well. He holds a BS. Master of Business Administration in University of Hanyang.
VP Sales & GM, Japan
Naoto Kameda joined Silvaco in 2006 and ever since he has been responsible for many important sales activities in TCAD/EDA software with clients such as major electric companies, foundry manufacturers, etc.
Kameda is responsible for Silvaco Japan’s entire Sales Team. He has assumed the position of Director and General Manager in 2017. Kameda holds a B.A. in business administration from Kanto Gakuin University.
Managing Director, Silvaco Singapore
Zhao Qingda is the Managing Director of Silvaco Singapore office. He joined Silvaco in May, 2005. Currently he is in charge of Silvaco Singapore management and sales of Silvaco products in Singapore, Australia, South East Asia.
Zhao Qingda holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Chiping Tu is the General Manager of Silvaco Taiwan office. Since joining Silvaco in 2008, he has been in charge of sales for all Silvaco products in Taiwan and responsible of Silvaco Taiwan team management.
Chiping Tu holds a M.S in Electrical & Computer Engineering from University of Texas at Austin and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University.
General Manager, China
Ellison Zhao is the General Manager of Silvaco China. He joined Silvaco in 2016 as regional account manager. He has more than 20 years’ experience in technical support, business development, sales, general management in the EDA software and semiconductor IP industry.
Ellison Zhao holds a BS in Applied Physics from Shanghai University and a MS in Electronic and Communication Engineering from Fudan University.
Dr. Firas Mohamed
VP Adv. R&D & GM France
Dr. Firas Mohamed is Vice President of Advanced R&D and General Manager of Silvaco France. He has over twenty-five years experience in the EDA industry. He started his work in EDA field by developing a complete model-based test & diagnosis system for analog and mixed-signal circuits during his PhD studies.
In 2005 he was the winner of the French National Competition rewarding innovative technologies, which led him to the creation of Infiniscale S.A. which he served as President & CEO until its acquisition by Silvaco in 2015. Firas started his professional career at Mentor Graphics with the SPICE simulation team, where he oversaw the modeling and optimization environment. In 2000, Firas took over the CAD technology development department of MEMSCAP S.A.
He is one of the first to introduce AI and Machine Learning to EDA in 1993. He is author and co-author of tens of scientific papers and holds two patents on Machine Learning improvement of EDA solutions.
Firas holds a computer science engineer degree from HIAST, the Higher Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology of Damascus and a PhD in Microelectronics from INPG, the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble in France.