LONDON Buno Pati has joined the board of directors of Pulsic, a Bristol-based EDA supplier whose tools provide shape-based, integrated circuit physical design solutions for mixed-signal, memory and custom digital designs.
Other members of the board are Ken Roberts, Pulsic's chief executive officer, Mark Williams, founder and chief operating officer, Neil Rimer, of Index Ventures; Monish Suri from Prime Technology Ventures, and veteran EDA investor Wai Yan (William) Ho.
Dr Pati said “Pulsic has developed unique software that is being deployed for the most complex chip designs. I am very excited about working with Ken and his team. Pulsic is helping leading semiconductor players tackle difficult design challenges and is getting real traction in the marketplace.”
Dr. Pati was founder and chief executive officer of Numerical Technologies, acquired by Synopsys in 2003. He founded Numerical Technologies in 1995 and served as its president and CEO until 2002 and led the company the initial development phases, through its initial public offering in 2000, and a number of acquisitions. He has led product development, marketing and sales for software and technology products that span the design-to-silicon spectrum, covering the semiconductor manufacturing, photomask and IC design markets. Before co-founding Numerical, Dr. Pati served as assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Harvard University and previously led a research group at Stanford University that developed the original technology for Numerical.
Roberts said, “Buno Pati is a welcome addition to our board. His expertise, knowledge of the market and insights are unmatched in the industry, and we expect his contribution to Pulsic to be extraordinary.”