SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/30/14 -- Silvaco, Inc., a leading provider of TCAD and EDA software, today announced that Dr. Mounir Hahad has joined the company as Vice President of Engineering.
Dr. Hahad served as the manager of the High Performance Computing group at Silvaco between 1995 and 2001. He then served as the VP of Engineering for E*ECAD, the innovative online licensing and software delivery company for EDA. From 2005 to 2013, Dr. Hahad held various leadership roles at IronPort and then Cisco Systems after their IronPort acquisition. At Cisco he led product development groups delivering a wide range of successful security products to the market, ranging from email and web security to remote access and Unified Threat Management devices.
"We are very committed to accelerating Silvaco's growth in the EDA and TCAD markets," said David Halliday, CEO at Silvaco. "Dr. Hahad has a proven track record of delivering top quality products both during his previous tenure with us as well as at Cisco. His solid engineering background, technical depth and recognized leadership skills are invaluable assets at the current stage of the company's growth, and his appointment is proof of our commitment to taking our execution capabilities to new heights."
"It's great to be back at Silvaco," said Dr. Hahad. "The company's transformation over the last year has been phenomenal. Silvaco has always had great potential, but the new management team being put in place is truly taking the business to the next level. This creates an exciting opportunity for us to capitalize on a world-class engineering team, foster product innovation, and strengthen product quality and execution predictability. Our focus will always be our customers, partnering with them, and solving their most pressing business and technology challenges in a timely fashion."
About Silvaco, Inc.
Silvaco is a leading provider of TCAD, circuit simulation, and IC CAD software tools. Silvaco's tools are used by fabs for developing semiconductor processes, and design houses for developing analog, mixed-signal, and RF integrated circuits. The company provides a complete PDK-based design flow with interfaces to third-party design platforms. Silvaco has a worldwide presence with local offices in all key industrial regions in the world.