Sunnyvale, Calif.--May 18, 1998--Synplicity, Inc. (Sunnyvale) announced it has hired industry veteran Bob Erickson as vice president of engineering, a newly created position. Erickson comes to Synplicity from Mentor Graphics, where he was director of engineering for logic synthesis. He has over 14 years of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) experience and will begin managing the Synplicity engineering group, effective immediately.
Erickson's experience at Mentor Graphics includes working as director of architecture, where he was responsible for strategic planning and for identifying synergistic opportunities among the company's product lines.
Erickson has also been an independent consultant to small EDA companies. He holds a bachelor's degree in physics from Rice University and a master's degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
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