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  Date: 08/03/2015

David L. Dutton is appointed as CEO of Silvaco

Silvaco has announced appointment of David L. Dutton as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Thomas Sher as Vice President (VP) of Finance and Stanley Jones as Director of Human Resources (HR).

“Dave’s demonstrated passionate leadership, Tom’s financial acumen and Stan’s talent development expertise are great additions to complement an already strong management team,” said Pesic. “The transition to the next-generation of leadership is complete, and the new revitalized executive team now has the deep technical knowledge and diverse industry experience to support Silvaco’s robust global market expansion goals and drive the company toward its next phase of innovation and growth.”

“Silvaco’s complete design flows dominate in the flat panel display (FPD) market, the company is a leader in the technology computer aided design (TCAD) space and holds a strong position in the analog mixed signal (AMS) and power design arenas,” said Dutton. “The new executive team plans to leverage Silvaco’s technology legacy to reinforce our leading positions in these segments, as well as penetrate and expand into larger markets, to optimize the company’s growth opportunities.”

A 30-year semiconductor industry veteran, Dutton most recently served as a principal in management consulting firm CEO to CEO. From 2001 to 2013, Dutton served as President and CEO of NASDAQ-listed semiconductor equipment company Mattson Technology, where he led the company to profitability and directed its strategic expansion into growth markets. Dutton has held engineering and management positions at various Silicon Valley technology companies, including Intel and Maxim Integrated Products. Dutton holds a bachelor of science (BS) from San Jose State University and serves on the advisory boards of Sunpreme Inc., and Glo.

A certified public accountant (CPA), Sher started his career at KPMG as an auditor and has 20 years of experience in building and leading finance teams at startups and global companies in the technology sector. Prior to joining Silvaco, Sher served as controller at Univar and various software developer and device manufacturing companies in Silicon Valley. Sher holds a BS in business administration, accounting from Cal State Hayward (currently renamed Cal State East Bay).

Prior to joining Silvaco, Jones previously held senior HR positions at major Silicon Valley technology companies including Applied Materials, Tessera Technologies, Syva Diagnostics and Sun Microsystems. Jones’ HR expertise comprises compensation and benefits, organizational development, staffing, performance management, employee relations and HR management reporting. Jones holds a BS degree in industrial sociology from Santa Clara University.

Find more on the Silvaco management at http://www.silvaco.com/company/management/index.html

 
          
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