Prakash Narain, Ph.D.
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.
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.
Chris Morrison, Ph.D.
Dr. Chris Morrison was employee #2 at Real Intent. He brings over 22 years of EDA software engineering experience to the team. Previous to Real Intent he led the engineering development of clock tree generation and placement based optimization tools at Cadence Design Systems. Prior to that he worked at Viewlogic Systems. His PhD is from the University of Colorado and BSEE is from Yale University.
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.
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 (1993–2013). 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.
Vice President of Marketing
An experienced EDA marketing strategist and avid blogger prior to joining Real Intent, Graham previously was Director of Sales and Marketing at IBSystems, home of the EDACafe.com web site. Earlier in his career he served the industry in senior marketing roles at Extreme DA, at Nassda, which he brought to an IPO, and at Synopsys. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Science degree in computer hardware from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.