ArchPro Design Automation has named Pratap Reddy chairman and CEO. ArchPro is a leader in the development of EDA products for solving power management design challenges in IC/SoC designs and has introduced several innovative products in the past six months.
Before joining ArchPro, Reddy was president and co-founder of Athena Semiconductors, a provider of wireless broadband ICs that was acquired by Broadcom last year. He also co-founded Sage, Inc. which created a series of high-performance digital display processors and was acquired by Genesis Microchip in 2001. Reddy was one of the early employees of EDA pioneer Synopsys in 1988 and stayed with the company for 10 years, during which time he performed product development, field-applications management, and started Synopsys India in the ’90s.
“Pratap brings a wealth of experience in technology, and corporate and executive management to the company,” said ArchPro founder and CTO, Srikanth Jadcherla. “As ArchPro continues to evolve from technology development to product deployment and multiple customer engagements, we anticipate strong growth for these innovative products, and are confident that with Pratap we have chosen the right leader to take the company to the next level of success.”
“ArchPro presents an exciting opportunity,” Reddy said. “This technology is aimed at solving some of the most pressing IC development challenges facing the industry today, and I believe we will have a major impact on designers in a very short time.”
ArchPro provides EDA products to meet low-power and multi-voltage design challenges facing 90/65nm SoC designers. Having launched many of the world’s first EDA products for power-managed, multi-voltage, low-power design environments that allow for design simulation, verification and implementation prior to silicon spins, ArchPro is paving the way toward reducing cost, risk, and time to market for chip designers. Products support all major complementary IC / SoC design technologies. Privately held ArchPro is based in San Jose, Calif., with sales and R&D centers in Tokyo and Bangalore.