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.