EVE named Keith Hopkins to the position of Vice President of Worldwide Sales, reporting to Dr. Luc Burgun, its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President. He will be based in EVE-USA’s San Jose, Calif., headquarters. Hopkins has most recently held the title of Vice President of Sales at Denali Software Inc. (2000-2003) and Artisan Components, now part of ARM Ltd (2004-2007).
He began his career in 1981 as a technical marketing engineer at Intel. He held technical positions at Intel and the former Daisy Systems, Inc., and then in 1988, moved to Mentor Graphics Corp, where he rose through the ranks to become director of sales.
“EVE is committed to continuing its vigorous expansion in 2007 and the years ahead. Adding experienced key executives like Keith will help us not only to keep gaining share rapidly, but also better serve EDA customers around the world with solutions and service they truly value,” said Dr. Burgun. “Keith has an impeccable reputation throughout the industry. He is uniquely equipped to meld the sales and support teams from EVE and recently-acquired Tharas into one cohesive organization delivering true excellence in customer service.”
Hopkins holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn.
Remarked Hopkins, “EVE is a progressive EDA company focused on industry leadership and accelerating all across the marketplace. It’s an exciting time to become part of a company destined to be the one firm supplying a full range of hardware-assisted verification solutions.”
EVE provides the broadest offering of hardware-assisted verification solutions on the market, from acceleration to fast emulation and prototyping, with the most cycles per dollar. EVE products significantly shorten the overall verification cycle of complex integrated circuits and electronic systems designs. EVE products also work in conjunction with popular Verilog and VHDL-based software simulators from Synopsys, Cadence Design Systems and Mentor Graphics. Its US headquarters are in San Jose, Calif.