Prakash Narain, Ph.D.
President, CEO
Dr. Prakash Narain’s career spans IBM, AMD and Sun where he got hands on experience with all aspects of IC design, CAD tools design and methodology. He was the project leader for test and verification for UltraSPARC IIi at Sun Microsystems. He was an architect of the Mercury Design System at AMD He has architected and developed CAD tools for test and verification for IBM EDA. Dr. Narain has a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana where his thesis focus was on algorithms for high level testing and verification.


Rajiv Kumar
Vice President of Engineering
Rajiv Kumar spent almost 12 years at Hewlett-Packard in both engineering and managerial capacities. During his tenure, he worked on several generations of the PA-RISC processor and HP’s high-end server systems. He also worked on the joint development of Itanium processor with the Intel engineering team. He was a key architect for HP’s transition from 32-bit to 64-bit platform where he led over 100 engineers in delivering HP’s first 64-bit system. Mr. Kumar holds graduate degrees in management from Stanford and in computer science from University of Oregon.


Hamed Emami
Vice President of World Wide Sales
Mr. Emami has over 23 years of experience in sales and sales management in the EDA industry. He started his career with Meta-Software and was with the company through its IPO and acquisition by Avant!. Prior to joining Real Intent, he served as VP Worldwide Sales at Tera-Systems, Axiom DA and Tanner EDA and held the VP Japan Operations position while at Magma. Mr. Emami holds a BSEE degree from University of California, San Diego and an MBA from Santa Clara University.


Oren Katzir
Vice President of Application Engineering
Oren leads Real Intent’s Application Engineering (AE) team that supports the sales team and customers. He brings to his new position more than 15 years of experience in engineering management, SoC and ASIC design, and development of SoC design tool flows. Prior to Real Intent, Oren was an engineering manager at Intel for nearly four years, where he led a top-notch team of SoC engineers. His career includes an earlier role as director of application engineering at Real Intent. He also served in engineering management positions at Sagantec, Silicon Design Systems, Transchip and Silicon Value. Oren holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.


Ramesh Dewangan
Vice President of Marketing and Product Strategy
Ramesh brings 25+ years of experience in engineering, customer management, product management and marketing to Real Intent. Prior to joining Real Intent, he led the product marketing of the core product suite related to RTL design at Atrenta. He began his career at Texas Instruments, where he managed an international design automation operation. At Synopsys, he managed a SEMATECH funded engineering alliance, and an international CAE team for the design implementation products. His career has spanned Cadence and Tera Systems where he managed key products related to formal verification, physical design and timing analysis. Ramesh holds an MBA degree from the Walter A. Haas School of Business, University of California; and a bachelor of technology degree in electronics from the National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India.


Pranav Ashar, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Pranav Ashar brings more than two decades of EDA expertise to Real Intent. Previously he was Department Head at NEC Labs in Princeton, NJ where he developed a number of EDA technologies that have influenced the industry. Pranav has authored about 70 refereed publications with more than 1500 citations, and co-authored a book titled "Sequential Logic Synthesis". His paper titled "Accelerating Boolean Satisfiability with Configurable Hardware" was selected as one of 25 significant contributions from 20 Years of the IEEE Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines. He has 35 patents granted or pending, a few of which have led to business enablement. Pranav was adjunct CSEE faculty at Columbia University where he has taught VLSI design and verification courses. Pranav received his Ph.D. in EECS from the University of California, Berkeley.


Vishnu Vimjam
Chief Architect
Dr. Vishnu Vimjam has more than a decade of experience in developing state-of-the-art EDA verification tools. As chief architect, Vishnu applies his deep technical knowledge, close attention to detail and expert knowledge of customers’ challenging verification needs to architect Real Intent’s world-class solutions for accelerating RTL sign-off. He began his career as a formal verification R&D engineer at Real Intent nearly eight years ago, following consecutive summer internships at Intel, and quickly became engineering manager. He holds an engineering degree from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.