President & 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 honors from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Computer Engineering degree.
Founder, Chief Oski
Vigyan Singhal is the founder and chairman of Oski Technology. He has worked in the semiconductor and EDA industries for more than 25 years. Previously he founded Jasper Design Automation, later acquired by Cadence. Vigyan has been applying formal verification on industrial designs since verifying simulation-resistant pieces of the PowerPC 601 at Motorola, post-silicon, in 1993. Later, Vigyan was at Cadence, where he built their first-general formal verification tool. 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 and a BTech in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur where he graduated at the top of his class.
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.
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 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.
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.
Board of Directors
Kashyap Deorah is an entrepreneur and investor. Over eighteen years, he has split his time between Silicon Valley and India building global technology companies. Besides India and US, he has done business in China, South East Asia and Northern Europe. Kashyap has started and sold three companies, worked with public companies in the US and India, invested in a score of startups, and mentored many more. He started his first company RightHalf.com during his final year at IIT Bombay in 2000. After an acquisition by a Silicon Valley company, Kashyap spent seven years in the US. He returned to India in 2007 to start Chaupaati Bazaar, a phone commerce marketplace, then merged it with India’s leading retailer Future Group. In 2012, he co-founded mobile payments company Chalo and sold it to San Francisco based OpenTable, a leader in the restaurant reservations space. He is now running his fourth startup HyperTrack from their San Francisco headquarters. He is passionate about traveling to new places and telling a good story. He lives in Berkeley with his wife, six year old son and two year old daughter. Hear him tweet @righthalf.