Bristol, UK Reconfigurable semiconductor IP developer, Elixent, has beefed up its top level management with the appointed Dr Guido Arnout as a non-executive director. Silicon Valley-based, Dr Arnout has worked in electronic design automation (EDA) for nearly 25 years and was a founder of the Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI), in addition to successful EDA companies such as CoWare, and Silvar-Lisco.
Kenn Lamb, CEO of Elixent, said, “Dr Arnout has been a part of the EDA industry from its academic beginnings to the multi-national business it is today. His knowledge and experience is invaluable for our understanding of this community. The fact that he's joining us shows that he believes reconfigurable technology is now mainstream and that he wants to be associated with a leader in the field.”
Dr Arnout, added, “With new approaches to system design, and new platform technologies like Elixent's D-Fabrix, this is an exciting time for the semiconductor industry. I'm looking forward to applying my experience to the reconfigurable market as it evolves and grows.”
Dr. Arnout is the chairman of CoWare and is also president and of OSCI which was created to drive the semiconductor industry towards a unifying language for system-level design and interoperable IP.
Prior to starting CoWare, Dr Arnout was senior vice-president of marketing and business development at CrossCheck Technology, a design-for-test EDA start-up company. Before this he was vice-president of engineering at Silvar-Lisco, one of the first commercial EDA companies, which he co-founded in 1979.