VaST Names New Engineering VP

VaST Systems, the technology leader in embedded design, announced that Colin Lythall, Director of VaST’s Sydney R&D Operation, has been named Corporate Vice President of Engineering.

“Responding to global major account requirements, VaST is recruiting where specific engineering skills and expertise reside. Colin’s previous experience managing diverse global engineering centers perfectly fits our mission to closely match our customer needs,” said Alain Labat, President and CEO.

Labat continued, “Colin will oversee the management of worldwide engineering resources, enabling us to pick and choose the best and the brightest minds to engineer VaST’s products and to have them closely managed as part of our entire R&D organization. As part of this engineering expansion, Mahdi Seddighnezhad has been promoted to Senior Director of Engineering at the VaST Sunnyvale engineering location.”

Lythall brings over 20 years of experience to his new role at VaST. Immediately prior to joining VaST, he served at IntelliWhere as the product development executive for highly scalable incident management systems for homeland security and emergency dispatch centers. Colin’s prior experience includes being co-founder of WebVentures, QSI Payments and Qtec Semiconductor.

“VaST’s solutions for the design of embedded systems are leadership products that are making a very substantial difference in the quality, productivity, and time to market for our automotive, wireless and consumer products customers. I am excited about leading the outstanding VaST world-wide R&D community in the development of our next generation products,” commented Lythall.

About VaST
VaST Systems Technology Corporation solutions 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. VaST’s solutions are OSCI SystemC-compliant and are used for architecture, hardware and software design. VaST solutions 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.