• Management

</p> <h3>Dr. Babak Taheri</h3> <p>
</p> <h3>Ryan Benton</h3> <p>
</p> <h3>Dr. Raul Camposano</h3> <p>
</p> <h3>Ian Chen</h3> <p>

Dr. Babak Taheri

Ryan Benton

Dr. Raul Camposano

Ian Chen

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Senior VP of Revenue
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</p> <h3>Dr. Eric Guichard</h3> <p>
</p> <h3>Ben Louie</h3> <p>
</p> <h3>Dan FitzPatrick</h3> <p>
</p> <h3>Farhad Hayat</h3> <p>

Dr. Eric Guichard

Ben Louie

Dan FitzPatrick

Farhad Hayat

SVP and GM of TCAD Business Unit
VP and GM of IP Business Unit
VP and GM of EDA Business Unit
VP of Global Marketing
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</p> <h3>Jeff Elias</h3> <p>
</p> <h3>Brian Bradburn</h3> <p>
</p> <h3>Carrie Allegretti</h3> <p>
</p> <h3>Thomas Yih</h3> <p>

Jeff Elias

Brian Bradburn

Carrie Allegretti

Thomas Yih

VP of Business Development
VP of Global Operations
VP of Global Human Resources
VP of Legal
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Dr. Babak Taheri

Chief Executive Officer and Director

Babak A. Taheri, Ph.D., has served as our Chief Executive Officer and member of our board of directors from August 2019 to September 2021 and from November 2021 to present. From October 2018 to August 2019, Dr. Taheri served as our Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Products. Prior to joining Silvaco, Dr. Taheri served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Integrated Biosensing Technologies (IBT), an advisory and consulting firm, from May 2015 to October 2018. Dr. Taheri has also served on various advisory boards, including MEMS World Summit, a conference for MEMS manufacturers, equipment and material suppliers and research institutes, and Novasentis, Inc., an electromechanical polymer technology development company, and as the advisory board chair of the electrical engineering department at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Taheri also served on the board of directors of Parisi House on The Hill, a residential alcohol and drug non-profit, from June 2021 to May 2022. Dr. Taheri received a B.S. in engineering from San Francisco State University, a M.S. in electrical engineering from San Jose State University and a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the University of California, Davis.

Dr. Raul Camposano

Chief Technology Officer

Raúl Camposano, Ph.D., has served as Silvaco’s Chief Technology Officer since February 2022. Dr. Camposano has served as a partner at Silicon Catalyst LLC, an incubator for semiconductor solutions, since April 2015 and as a lecturer on EDA and Machine Learning Hardware at Stanford since April 2018. From July 2020 to January 2022, Dr. Camposano served as an advisor to Applied Materials, Inc., a semiconductor equipment company. From August 2015 to July 2020, Dr. Camposano served as Chief Executive Officer of Sage Design Automation, Ltd., a software tools company acquired by Applied Materials in 2020. From November 2010 to May 2014, Dr. Camposano served as Chief Executive Officer of Nimbic, Inc., an EDA cloud company, acquired by Mentor Graphics Corporation in 2014. From January 1994 to January 2007, Dr. Camposano served in various roles at Synopsys, an EDA solutions company, including as its Chief Technology Officer, Senior Vice President, and General Manager. Prior to that, Dr. Camposano served on the board of directors of the German National Research Center for Computer Science, as a professor of computer science at the University of Paderborn, and as a Research Staff Member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. Dr. Camposano received a B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering from Universidad de Chile and a Ph.D. in computer science from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Dr. Camposano was elected as a Fellow of the IEEE in 1999 and to serve on the board of directors of ESDA, the EDA Consortium, in 2012.

Ryan Benton

Chief Financial Officer

Ryan Benton has served as Silvaco’s Chief Financial Officer since August 2023. Before joining Silvaco, Mr. Benton has served as Chief Financial Officer for several public companies. From July 2020 to July 2023 Mr. Benton served as Chief Financial Officer of Tempo Automation. Prior to that from September 2018 to July 2020, Mr. Benton served as Chief Financial Officer of Revasum. From August 2017 to September 2018, Mr. Benton served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for BrainChip Holdings Ltd., a publicly listed AI software and chip solution provider and developer of neuromorphic circuits. From 2012 to August 2017, Mr. Benton held multiple positions at Exar Corporation, a fabless semiconductor chip manufacturer (“Exar”), including as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2012 through 2016 and Chief Executive Officer and Executive Board Member from 2016 until the sale of Exar to Maxlinear, Inc. in May 2017. From 1993 to 2012, Mr. Benton worked at several technology companies including ASMI and eFunds Corporation. Mr. Benton has served on several public company boards, including serving as an Independent Director and Audit Committee Chair. He started his career as an auditor at Arthur Andersen & Company in 1991. Mr. Benton received a B.A. of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin, and he passed the State of Texas Certified Public Accountancy exam.

Ian Chen

Senior VP of Revenue

Ian Chen is the Senior Vice President of Revenue at Silvaco. He focuses on delivering a friction-free experience to Silvaco’s customers and capturing value and growth for Silvaco’s industry-leading technology. He leads marketing, sales, and field applications teams.

Prior to Silvaco, he led many successful efforts that monetized market discontinuities and emerging markets. He has served in technical and business leadership positions at multinational semiconductor companies, including Maxim, Freescale, Cypress, Texas Instruments, and in startups such as Analogix Semiconductor, Sensor Platforms, and IC Works.

Ian has been recognized as a Top Technologist to Watch by EE Times and was included in the list of “Top 50 Who’s Who in Sensor Technology” by Fierce Electronics. He holds more than 20 patents. He is also a Partner at Gimmel Entrepreneurial Fund.

He received his Bachelor and Master’s degrees in electrical engineering, as well as an MBA, all from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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.

Jeff Elias

Jeff Elias

VP of Business Development

Jeff Elias collaborates with our strategic and innovative clients to ensure that Silvaco and its products effectively tackle their development challenges. He served as the Vice President and General Manager of the IP Business Unit from December 2019 to December 2023. 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.

Ben Louie

Ben Louie

VP and GM of IP Business Unit

Ben Louie is Vice President and General Manager of the IP Business Unit responsible for managing all semiconductor design IP. He has over 22 years of experience in Memory design encompassing NOR Flash, NAND Flash, and MRAM. Before joining Silvaco, Ben made significant contributions to semiconductor startups such as Spin Memory, Zeno Semiconductor, and MagSil. His expertise also extends to established industry players, having worked at Micron Technology and Xilinx. At Micron Technology, Ben led the Design team in the transition from NOR flash to NAND flash and was the design lead/manager for their first NAND products. Ben holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University. He has been issued 123 US Patents.

Dan FitzPatrick

VP and GM of EDA Business Unit

Dan FitzPatrick is Vice President and General Manager of the EDA Business Unit. He is responsible for managing the development of all EDA tools including analog custom design and verification, circuit simulation and SPICE modeling, standard cell layout generation and characterization and SIP management tools. Dan joined Silvaco in 2021, leading SIP management, standard cell layout generation and characterization product lines. Dan has an extensive EDA background and many years of experience in software development and product management from startups to fortune 500 companies. Dan holds a MSEE from the University of Florida and an MBA from the University of Central Florida.

Eric Guichard

Dr. Eric Guichard

SVP and GM of TCAD Business Unit

Eric Guichard, Ph.D., has served as our Senior Vice President and General Manager of our TCAD division since November 2012, and served as our Vice President of Applications from July 2008 to November 2012. From September 1995 to July 2008, Dr. Guichard served in various roles with Silvaco SA, formerly known as Silvaco Data Systems, one of our wholly-owned subsidiaries, including as an applications engineer. Dr. Guichard received a M.S. in material science and a Ph.D. in semiconductor physics from Instituto Politécnico Nacional de Grenoble, 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.

Carrie Allegretti

VP of Global Human Resources

As Vice President of Global Human Resources, Carrie is responsible for all human resources policies, programs, and services for Silvaco’s global organization. She brings over 25 years of human resources leadership and business experience in diverse industries, including high tech. She has notable experience in strategic human resource planning, performance management, employee benefits, compensation and payroll, training and development, and management coaching.

Carrie was most recently Vice President of Human Resources at LEV Group where she directed all HR initiatives and played a pivotal role in the company’s technology transformation, while she also drove a corporate focus on leadership and performance development. Before LEV Group, she was in various senior human resources leadership roles ranging from Director of Human Resources to Senior Humans Resources Manager in enterprises in various stages of business development, from startups to established global leaders.

Carrie holds a Bachelor’s in Philosophy from California State University, San Jose, and a Master’s in Public Administration (Human Resources) from Rutgers University.

Thomas Yih

VP of Legal

Thomas Yih is VP of legal. In this role, he manages and oversees all legal matters and corporate affairs for Silvaco.

Thomas has previously served as general counsel of VeriSilicon Inc., which provides custom silicon services and semiconductor IP licensing services, and senior counsel of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) which is China’s largest semiconductor foundry. He has also held general counsel roles at Drive.AI, Renren Games, Shanda Games Ltd. He holds a BA from Columbia University and Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law.