PARIS EDA vendor Magma Design Automation Inc. announced it has appointed Alok Mehrotra as managing director of Indian operations.
"Managing our presence in India is a complex task, one that requires focus on both the indigenous engineering community and on supporting multinational customers with key installations here," stated Rajeev Madhavan, Magma's chairman and CEO.
Previously, Mehrotra served as director of Asia Pacific sales from 2001 to 2005 when he established operations in India, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia. Most recently, he worked as director of sales for Synthesis tool vendor Synfora Inc..
He also served as vice president of worldwide sales at Silicon Design Systems and at Sagantec North America, as director of business development for Aristo and as IC design manager at Xilinx.
Currently, Magma has three facilities in India, including Bangalore, Noida and Mumbai (Bombay). The Mumbai facility was added with Magma's November 2006 acquisition of Knights Technology.
More than 30 percent of Magma's worldwide workforce operates in these three sites, the company said.