VaST Systems Technology Corporation-powering embedded design innovation-today announced that Jean-Marc Talbot, PhD, has been named as general manager of VaST Europe. Talbot will be reporting directly to VaST’s president and CEO, Alain Labat.
“Jean-Marc’s outstanding background in embedded systems design, modeling and simulation, combined with an in-depth knowledge of the tools that serve these areas, will greatly enhance our European presence as well as enrich my executive staff team,” commented Labat. “He has previously served as a president and COO, as well as functioning as a vice president of sales and a developer. We are very excited to have Jean-Marc join our European team as general manager.”
As well as bringing a wealth of experience to VaST, Talbot has an extensive background in all the vertical markets that VaST serves: automotive, semiconductor, aerospace and defense, telecommunications, and consumer electronics. Prior to working for VaST, he was one of the founders of Esterel Technologies, where he was COO, and also spent two years as CEO of its US subsidiary in Silicon Valley.
Talbot’s previous experience includes 10 years at SIMULOG, the last four as vice president of sales and marketing. SIMULOG is a software design and services organization specialized in simulation and consulting whose customers included such major international companies as Airbus, EDF, PSA, France Telecom and Alcatel Space Industries. He has also served as head of the scientific computing department at Schneider Electric in Grenoble, France, and began his career as an R&D engineer at Thomson-CSF in Paris. Talbot holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Paris and a MBA from the University of Grenoble.
“I am very pleased to join VaST, which is already one of the few names that count in the SoC embedded design tools market and will become the leader in this area. The company has both an outstanding technology and talented management team and I look forward to contributing to the company’s worldwide deployment.”
VaST Systems Technology Corporation tools and models enable the creation of a virtual system prototype-a cycle-accurate software model of a system that operates at near real-time speeds under actual software loads. Solutions from VaST are used for architecture analysis and optimization and for the concurrent development of hardware and software. VaST virtual system prototypes dramatically improve time to market and quality while reducing development costs and risk. Current customers include worldwide leaders in semiconductors, automotive electronics, wireless devices, and consumer electronics. VaST is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with sales and support offices worldwide.