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 the EDA industry. The beginning was by developing a complete model-based test & diagnosis system for analog and mixed-signal circuits during his PhD 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. 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 was in charge of the modeling and optimization environments. In 2000, Firas took over the CAD technology development department of MEMSCAP S.A.
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.