EVE Selects EDA Executive for Board of Directors

2/2/2005 - Noted Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Executive Venktesh (Venk) Shukla was named to the board of directors of Emulation and Verification Engineering (EVE), it was announced recently.

He joins a board that includes: Dr. Luc Burgun, EVE’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and president; Philippe Granger, Partner at Auriga; Robert Eckelmann, a Consultant and Former Vice President of Intel’s Sales and Marketing Group and General Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa Operations (EMEA); and Pierre Martini, Associate Director from 3i.

An entrepreneur and veteran of several startup ventures, Shukla has a long and varied career that includes sales, marketing, and general management experience. He was most recently Senior Vice President of Marketing at Magma Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA). Before joining Magma, Shukla was CEO and Co-Founder of Everypath, a leader in enterprise mobile computing. Previously, he was Vice President of Marketing at Ambit Design Systems, acquired by Cadence Design Systems (NYSE: CDN), and a Marketing Executive at Cadence. Shukla also worked in sales at Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE: TER).

“Over the last 18 months, EVE has quietly built an impressive customer base of more than 20 customers including some of the biggest semiconductor companies,” Shukla says. “My long held skepticism toward hardware-assisted verification was quickly dispelled by the overwhelming price/performance offered by EVE and by the loyalty of its customers. I am delighted to participate in the building of the next big success story in EDA.”

EVE’s ZeBu verification platforms exploit a breakthrough hardware and software architecture that removes the traditional drawbacks of field programmable gate array (FPGA)-based systems. It offers the debugging and ease-of-use of the best emulator with the performance and price of the FPGA prototype. Through one unified platform and one design model, teams designing systems-on-chip (SoCs) can accelerate the hardware debugging as well as the embedded software development.

Adds Dr. Luc Burgun: “We are at a takeoff stage, and I am delighted to have Venk Shukla joining our board. His proven skills and track record in building companies through rapid growth is exactly what we need right now.”

About Emulation and Verification Engineering
EVE offers innovative hardware-assisted verification solutions to accelerate the design of complex integrated circuits, prevalent in the communications, wireless, networking, computer, and consumer product markets. It has offices in Palaiseau, France and in San Jose, Calif. (USA). Email: info@eve-team.com. Web Site: www.eve-team.com.

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