PARIS California-based EDA startup Certess Inc. announced it has established a technical advisory board (TAB) comprising internationally recognized visionaries from academia and the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry.
Certess (Campbell, California) said the TAB's role is to guide its long-term technology strategy and the development of products that will enable design teams to improve their productivity and the predictability of their project schedules, which are currently dominated by the verification task.
Certess said its technical advisory board includes a host of European advisors, namely Frank Ghenassia, director of the system platforms group at STMicroelectronics in Grenoble, Ahmed Amine Jerraya, PhD, head of design programs for Advanced Design And Systems Division at CEA-Leti, France, Franco Fummi, PhD, professor in the information department at the University of Verona, Italy, as well as Giovanni De Micheli, PhD, professor and director of the Integrated Systems Center at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, and president of the Scientific Committee of CSEM, Neuchatel, Switzerland.
De Micheli has been elected chairman of Certess’ TAB.
Certess has also gathered US experts from academia: David Dill, professor of computer science and, by courtesy, electrical engineering at Stanford University, Richard DeMillo, John P. Imlay dean and distinguished professor of computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, as well as Jeff Offutt, PhD, professor of software engineering, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.
In January 2008, a Belgian venture capital fund Quest for Growth NV (Leuven, Belgium) invested $1 million as part of a total investment of up to $2 million into Certess.