Dec. 12, 2001 – San Jose, CA – Mark Milligan has joined HPL Technologies Inc., a provider of yield optimization solutions for manufacturers and fabless design companies, as VP and GM for a new division that will increase the company’s focus on addressing manufacturing issues during the design process. In his new role, Milligan will be responsible for directing the division formation, including R&D, marketing, and sales.
“Mark brings over 15 years of electronic design automation and management experience to the team and is suited to lead our growth as we set out to launch a new division,” said David Lepejian, president and CEO of HPL Technologies. “For our customers to have high yield, manufacturing issues must be addressed as early as possible. As we continue to execute on our growth plan, a key area of opportunity is to apply our technology and manufacturing expertise and move upstream into the design process. Mark’s experience will help link these two areas.”
Milligan comes to HPL from Synopsys Inc., where he held VP of marketing positions for several of the company’s product initiatives. He led the marketing team for Synopsys’ Internet initiative called DesignSphere. In addition, he was responsible for marketing at Synopsys’ high level verification unit during the introduction of the VCS Verilog simulator into the Synopsys sales channel following the acquisition of Viewlogic by Synopsys.