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The Oski management team has a wide range of senior management experience in many semiconductors, EDA and IP companies, both public companies as well as venture-funded start-ups.
Vigyan Singhal, Founder and Chief Oski
Vigyan Singhal is the founder and executive chairman of Oski Technology. He has worked in the semiconductor and EDA industries for more than 20 years, having led two venture-funded start-ups – Jasper Design Automation (acquired by Cadence) and Elastix (acquired by eSilicon). Vigyan started his career as a Research Scientist at Cadence Berkeley Labs. He has authored more than 70 publications and holds 14 patents in IC design and verification. Vigyan has a PhD in EECS from the University of California at Berkeley where he was a Regents Scholar and has a BTech in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur where he graduated at the top of his class.
Craig Shirley, President and CEO
Craig Shirley is the President and CEO for Oski Technology. Prior to joining Oski, he was vice president of worldwide sales at IC Manage. Previously, Craig served as Apache Design Solutions’ vice president of worldwide sales (acquired by ANSYS), achieving a compound annual revenue growth rate of over 25% over his 5-year tenure. Preceding Apache, he was vice president of worldwide sales and support at Jasper Design Automation (acquired by Cadence). Craig also served as vice president of North American sales at Verisity where he developed and scaled the worldwide sales process to drive the startup to become a $70 million company and the best performing IPO of 2001. Craig graduated with honours from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Computer Engineering degree.
Dave Parry, Chief Operating Officer
Dave Parry has 30 years’ experience in the semiconductor industry, and has contributed to and led ASIC and system development for high-performance computing and networking, and system-on-chip (SoC) interconnect intellectual property (IP). Most recently, Dave was vice president of engineering at Arteris, where he recruited and built an engineering team to develop next-generation SoC interconnect fabric IP. At Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI), he served in product development and leadership roles for multi-processor systems. Subsequently, Dave was vice president of engineering for Solarflare Communications. Dave has seven granted and one pending U.S. patent in microprocessor, system and SoC design. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Amit Joshi, Vice President of Engineering
Amit Joshi has over 25 years of experience in semiconductor industry. Amit had founded 3iLogic Designs, a HW Speech recognition IP company prior to this position. He has held both technology and management positions in many companies, including Philips, Agilent, Aarohi Communications, Marvell Semiconductor and SiRF Technology. Amit has supervised geographically dispersed teams and successfully lead many IP and ASIC projects. Amit holds a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Roorkee (now IIT Roorkee) in India.
Roger Sabbagh, Vice President of Applications Engineering
Roger Sabbagh has more than 25 years of experience in the semiconductor and EDA industries. As VP of Applications Engineering at Oski, he works with silicon design teams to find opportunities to deploy formal verification solutions that accelerate verification and close gaps. Most recently, he was the senior principal engineer at Huawei Technologies, where he led the formal verification team. Previously, he served as product marketing manager and technical marketing engineer at Mentor Graphics and as a design verification consultant at 0-In Design Automation. Roger began his career at Bell Northern Research as an ASIC design engineer in the telecommunications field. Roger holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
Rob van Blommestein, Vice President of Marketing
Rob van Blommestein currently leads Oski Technology’s strategic product and corporate marketing efforts. He has over 20 years of experience in the semiconductor and EDA industries. Rob was most recently the Vice President of Marketing for S2C where he leads the way for their FPGA prototyping and FPGA accelerator technology campaigns. He was the director of marketing for Jasper Design Automation through the merger with Cadence. Prior to that, he spent 9 years at Novas/SpringSoft as the director of corporate communications. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing from San Jose State University.
Chirag Agarwal, Director of Engineering
Chirag Agarwal has over 17 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. Before joining Oski Technology, Chirag held engineering and management positions with Marvell Semiconductor, Agilent Technologies, Centillium Communications and Motorola where he used Formal and simulation to successfully verify a variety of designs. At Oski, he leads a team that delivers unmatched expertise and value to customers verifying IP and ASIC projects targeting CPUs, GPUs, switching, data storage, networking, wireless, and networking on chip (NoC) designs. Chirag holds a BTech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur.