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<h3>Dr. Babak Taheri</h3>
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<h3>Howard Hideshima</h3>
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<h3>Farhad Hayat</h3>
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<h3>Dinesh Bettadapur</h3>
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Dr. Babak Taheri

Howard Hideshima

Farhad Hayat

Dinesh Bettadapur

CEO/CTO
CFO
VP of Global Marketing
VP Sales, Americas & EU
       
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<h3>Man-Gyu Hwang</h3>
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<h3>Sharon Fang</h3>
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<h3>Jeff Elias</h3>
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<h3>Thomas F. Blaesi</h3>
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ManGyu Hwang

Sharon Fang

Jeff Elias

Thomas F. Blaesi

VP Sales, Asia & GM Korea
VP & GM, Silvaco China
VP & GM, IP Division
VP & GM, EDA Division

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<h3>Dr. Eric Guichard</h3>
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<h3>Dr. Firas Mohamed</h3>
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<h3>Brian Bradburn</h3>
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<h3>Jay Bart</h3>
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Dr. Eric Guichard

Dr. Firas Mohamed

Brian Bradburn

Jay Bart

VP & GM, TCAD Division
VP Adv. R&D & GM France
VP of Global Operations
VP of Global HR

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<h3>Dr. Babak Taheri</h3>
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Dr. Babak Taheri

CEO/CTO
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<h3>Howard Hideshima</h3>
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Howard Hideshima

CFO

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<h3>Farhad Hayat</h3>
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Farhad Hayat

VP of Global Marketing

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<h3>Dinesh Bettadapur</h3>
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Dinesh Bettadapur

VP Sales, Americas & EU

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<h3>Man-Gyu Hwang</h3>
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Man-Gyu Hwang

VP Sales, Asia & GM Korea

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<h3>Sharon Fang</h3>
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Sharon Fang

VP & GM, Silvaco China
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<h3>Jeff Elias</h3>
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Jeff Elias

VP & GM, IP Division

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<h3>Thomas F. Blaesi</h3>
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Thomas F. Blaesi

VP & GM, EDA Division
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<h3>Dr. Eric Guichard</h3>
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Dr. Eric Guichard

VP & GM, TCAD Division
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<h3>Dr. Firas Mohamed</h3>
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Dr. Firas Mohamed

VP Adv. R&D & GM France
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<h3>Brian Bradburn</h3>
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Brian Bradburn

VP of Global Operations
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<h3>Jay Bart</h3>
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Jay Bart

VP of Global HR

Dr. Babak Taheri

CEO/CTO

Babak Taheri is the CEO at Silvaco Inc., a leading provider of TCAD, EDA, and design IP software. He began his career at Silvaco as chief technical officer and executive vice-president of products. Previously, he was the CEO / president of IBT working with investors, private equity firms, and startups on M&A, technology, and business diligence.

While at IBT, he served on advisory boards of MEMS World Summit, Novasentis, AGCM, ALEA labs, Lion Point Capital, and Silver Lake. Prior to IBT, he was the VP & GM of the sensor solutions division at Freescale semiconductor (now NXP).

Babak was the recipient of ”the perfect project award” in 2003 while at Cypress; Twice recipient of the “Diamond Chip Award” in 2013 /14 while at Freescale; recipient of the MEMS & Sensors executive of the year award in 2014, and in 2015 was the recipient of the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal from UC. Davis College of Engineering, where he is on the advisory board to the college.

He also held VP/GM roles at Cypress Semiconductors, Invensense (now TDK) and key roles at SRI International and Apple. He received his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from UC Davis with majors in EECS and Neurosciences, has over 20 published articles and holds 28 issued patents.

Howard Hideshima

CFO

Howard Hideshima joined Silvaco as its Chief Financial Officer in February 2020. Hideshima was previously at Super Micro Computers, a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, and networking solutions, where he was Sr. VP and CFO, and led a successful IPO in 2007. Hideshima brings extensive experience in corporate finance, financial and strategic planning and investor relation programs. Besides being part of the leadership team for strategic and corporate planning, he oversees Silvaco’s global accounting, financial compliance, and all aspects of the company’s financial management.

Hideshima has more than 30 years of experience including senior management roles in the high technology industry at companies such as Force10 Networks (acquired by Dell), Virtual Silicon Technology (acquired by MOSAID), Internet Corporation, and ESS Technology.

He holds an M.B.A. from San Francisco State University and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley.

Farhad Hayat

VP of Global Marketing

Farhad Hayat is Vice President of Global Marketing chartered with defining, driving, and promoting Silvaco’s leadership in the TCAD, Custom IC and IP markets. Key areas of responsibility include strategic planning, corporate marketing, product marketing, market research, brand management, corporate communications, and ecosystem alliance programs.

Farhad joined Silvaco in January 2020 with 20+ years of experience in strategic marketing, corporate communication, product management and business development in Electronic Design Automation market. Most recently he led marketing at Synopsys for Analog/Mixed-signal simulation and Custom IC design products. Before that he held various senior marketing positions at LogicVision, Synopsys and Cadence.

Farhad holds a BSEE and MSEE from university of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Dinesh Bettadapur

VP Sales, Americas and Europe

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.

Man-Gyu Hwang

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.

Sharon Fang

VP & GM, Silvaco China

Sharon Fang is a seasoned executive with a distinctive combination of sales, marketing, strategic thinking and operational skills, successful track record and driving revenue growth as both an individual contributor and sales manager in EDA. Sharon currently serves as General Manager for Silvaco China. In her role as head of China region, Sharon is putting together the necessary processes and infrastructure to streamline the sales process, empowering individuals and teams to maximize value to customer as well as ROI. The China organization is focused on helping drive customer success through the use of Silvaco TCAD-to-sign off solutions, modeling services, IP management & compliance software while driving business growth for the company.

Sharon holds a bachelor of Art degree from Southwest China Normal University and an MBA degree from Saint Mary’s College of California.

Jeff Elias

VP & GM, IP Division

Jeff Elias is responsible for managing all semiconductor design IP business at Silvaco including relationships with foundries and other IP partners. He joined Silvaco in June 2017 as a business advisor before taking on his current role in December 2019. He has more than 20 years of global experience in semiconductors, systems, and software as a sales and marketing executive, with positions at Transpacific IP Group, Spin Transfer Technologies, FSA Technologies, SIVRAL, Foveon, and MOSAID.

Jeff holds a BSEE from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Leavy School of Business, Santa Clara University.

Thomas F. Blaesi

VP & GM, EDA Division

Thomas F. Blaesi is Vice President and General Manager of the EDA Business Unit. He is responsible for managing the development of all EDA tools including analog customer design, circuit simulation and SPICE modeling. Thomas joined Silvaco in October 2017 and held the position of Vice President of Global Marketing until December 2019. He has more than 25 years of experience in corporate strategy, business development, and marketing in semiconductor, and electronic design automation industries. He has led major projects in SoC platform-based design, system-level design, and design for manufacturing in addition to hands-on experience in custom and semi-custom chip design and development.

Most recently, Thomas was the managing partner at Zeema Technologies. Before that, he served as CEO of Chipvision, and held various senior business and technical positions at Cadence, Synopsys, and LSI Logic.

Thomas holds a BS in electrical engineering and computer science from Hochschule Furtwangen University, Germany.

Dr. Eric Guichard

VP & GM, TCAD Division

Dr. Eric Guichard is Vice President of Silvaco’s TCAD Division. He is responsible for managing all aspects of the TCAD division from R&D to field operations. Since joining Silvaco in 1995, he has held numerous positions including director of Silvaco France and most recently Director of Worldwide TCAD Field Operations. Prior to joining Silvaco, Guichard was a senior SOI engineer specializing in transistor and circuit aging at LETI and Thomson Military and Space.

Dr. Guichard holds an MS in material science and a Ph.D in semiconductor physics from Ecole Nationale Polytechnique de Grenoble, France.

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. Firas has over twenty three years experience in EDA industry. The beginning was by developing a complete model-based test & diagnosis system for analog and mixed-signal circuits during his Ph.D years. A major step of his career was in 2005 where he was Prizewinner of the French National Competition rewarding innovative technologies, which led him to the creation of Infiniscale S.A. that he served as President & CEO until its acquisition by Silvaco Inc. end 2015. Firas started his professional career at Mentor Graphics with spice simulation team, he was also in charge of modeling and optimization environments. In 2000, Firas took over CAD core technology development department of MEMSCAP S.A.

Firas holds 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.

Brian Bradburn

VP of Global Operations

Brian Bradburn is Vice President of Operations at Silvaco. He is responsible for the Development Operations, Quality, Licensing, and IT infrastructure across all Silvaco offices.

Since joining Silvaco in 2001, he has held numerous positions in the engineering and development divisions helping to drive the design, development and vision of the EDA products.

Prior to joining Silvaco, Bradburn implemented and managed software programs for various companies in the banking, nuclear and government sector. Bradburn holds a B.S. in Physics from the University of Salford.

Jay Bart

VP of Global Human Resources

Jay Bart serves as vice president of Global Human Resources. He brings over 25 years of HR leadership experience to the Silvaco team. Prior to joining Silvaco, his leadership positions ranged from mid-size to large global companies in industries including technology, manufacturing, financial, pharmaceutical, hospitality, and petroleum.

Currently, Jay leads a global team of HR professionals in seventeen locations. Jay holds a BS in Hospitality Management from the Florida International University, MSc in Homeland Security from San Diego State University, and currently is a PhD candidate in Information Systems & Technology.

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