September 14, 2006 – Ponte Solutions Inc., Mountain View, CA, has appointed James Hogan as chairman of its board of directors. Hogan has three decades’ experience in the semiconductor, EDA, and venture capitalist industries. His contributions to the board will include providing strategic advice in strategy, fundraising, and personnel issues, according to company CEO Alex Alexanian.
Hogan previously held several executive positions at Cadence Design Systems, including SVP of business development and member of the office of the CTO. He also has held management positions at National Semiconductor and Philips Semiconductor, and was COO of semiconductor equipment automation firm Smart Machines Inc.
“The dust is settling in manufacturing-aware design technology, and working with Ponte Solutions will provide a front-row seat in seeing a new birth of EDA innovation,” said Hogan, in a statement.