space. With my role as technologist for this group, I also looked
at it's extension into the system space, connection to emulators,
embedded system development tools and many other directions. While
the tool was successful capturing over 90% market share, cosimulation
adoption was tepid. Wanting to learn more about the system design
process, I started performing consulting to the companies end user
As a consultant, I developed some ideal reference flows, helped
companies identify the bottlenecks in their own flows and advised
them on the ways that they could make improvements. Coupled with
this work was an extensive education program intended to help engineering
teams understand the changes that were going on in the industry.
During the course of my work, I have had four patents issued
and others pending. I have been involved in a lot of standards
groups, starting with the development of VHDL value sets, System
design methodologies and simulation backplane technologies for CFI,
numerous standards within the system level group of VSI, which I
also chaired for a number of years and chaired the C language semantics
group of Accellera. I am the current chair of the Accellera Interfaces
Technical Committee which has successfully developed a co-emulation
standard that is now getting widespread adoption in the market.
I have produced a number of papers, some of which are included
on the press page, others on the main page, appeared on multiple
panels and moderated others and been invited as a key
note speaker at a number of events. I have authored, co-authered
or edited six books in as many years, some of which have become
seminal works in their field.
I am or have beena reviewer, technical program member
or track chair for a number of conferences, including DATE,
DAC and ESC. I established a functional verification track in DesignCon
that quickly grew to become the track receiving most paper submissions
while under my supervision.
I am currently a Technical Advisory Board member for Jasper
Design Automation and Zocalo