Sequence Design Expands Operations in India

Sequence Design has added two executives and expanded its technical advisory board while broadening the scope of its research and product development activities in India.

Sequence has also ramped up hiring of R&D and field application engineers in its new facility located in Noida’s Logix Technopark. By investing more than $1 million annually, Sequence has quickly turned its India arm into one of the company’s four global “Centers of Excellence,” joining like facilities in Santa Clara, Calif.; Westford, Mass.; and London, England.

Sanjay Budhwar has been appointed director of Sequence Design India (SDI). He comes to the company from Agilent Technologies in New Delhi where he was operating manager in charge of physical design activities. Joining him is Koushik Roy as director of R&D operations after 15 years with Cadence and Synopsys.

Sequence also appointed IIT Delhi’s Professor M. Balakrishnan, holder of the prestigious Philips Chair there, to its Technical Advisory Board.

“We see a greatly expanded role for customer applications support and product development in India,” said Vic Kulkarni, president and CEO, Sequence Design. “Our new executive talent and Professor Balakrishnan help accelerate the Sequence ‘Made In India’ program, which gives our talented local staff the opportunity to take products from conception to customer.”

Kulkarni said “Made In India” has borne fruit in a number of important areas, including 90nm and below interconnect modeling, RTL power analysis, SoC timing closure, a unique approach to timing optimization, power-gating transformation (a breakthrough approach to controlling leakage power in semiconductors), and several others.

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