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Date: 05-04-15

Jim Hogan joins Belgaum based VLSI design company Vayavya

Electronic Design Automation (EDA) guru Jim Hogan has joined the Board of Directors of Vayavya Labs, an embedded software and VLSI/semiconductor design services company based in Belgaum, Karnataka.

California-based Jim Hogan held executive positions in engineering, marketing and operational management at Cadence Design Systems, National Semiconductor Corporation (now acquired by Texas Instruments) and Phillips Semiconductor (spin off into NXP Semiconductors now).

Vayavya Labs provides tools and methodology that help VLSI System on Chip (SoC) designers to map system application behaviour to optimize SoC designs. . Vayavya Lab is financially backed by Technology Development Board, an arm of the Government of India.

Vayavya customers include companied such as Cadence, Synopsys, and Ricoh.

“Vayavya Labs researches, develops and promotes Hardware-Software interface specifications for SoC design and provides automation tools and methodology that helps in 10-fold gain on time, cost and effort involved in SoC design."

“The tools and methodology can be integrated with existing design flows and third party EDA tools,” says Vayavya founder and CEO RK Patil.

“Jim Hogan’s industry experience and direction will significantly enhance Vayavya leadership team’s ability to chart new alliances, business models and growth in Electronic System Level (ESL) domain,” adds Patil.

“I am excited to be associated with Vayavya Labs, a start-up that is approaching the industry from a Systems Software application point of view. As the SoC design and verification complexities increase, industry must look for new tools and methodologies that are developed ground-up with a deep connect with software,” says Jim Hogan, a venture capitalist focused on EDA space.

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