SAN FRANCISCOTed Vucurevich, a longtime executive at Cadence Design Systems Inc. and the company's chief technology officer for the past several years, confirmed Friday (Jan. 30) that he is leaving the EDA vendor.
The story of Vucurevich's pending departure was first reported Wednesday by Chip Design Magazine. Vucurevich confirmed that he is leaving in an email to EE Times Friday. Spokespersons for Cadence did not immediately respond to a request for information.
Vucurevich's departure comes four months after former CEO Michael Fister and four other top executives abruptly resigned in October. The company earlier this month appointed Lip-Bu Tan, a member of the board of directors, CEO.
The reasons for Vucurevich's departure are not immediately known. Chip Design, citing a Cadence spokesperson, reported that he would be replaced on an interim basis by Senior Vice President Charlie Huang, currently the company's chief strategy officer.
Vucurevich joined Cadence in 1992 and has held several high-ranking executive positions, including CTO. He previously worked for 14 years at Analog Devices Inc. He is considered a well respected technologist and is a frequent speaker at EDA events.
Following Fister's resignation in October, Vucurevich sharply defended Cadence and its technology and dismissed speculation by critics that the company might be forced to sell of parts of the company or discontinue some products.
Vucurevich declined to speak further with EE Times about his departure.