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GateRocket Expands EDA Expertise of Management Team

GateRocket® Inc. has significantly bolstered its technical, marketing, and sales acumen with the addition of two savvy and experienced chip design industry veterans. Jim Hogan, well-known EDA entrepreneur, investor, and executive has joined the GateRocket Advisory board; and Jim Wagner, with extensive EDA sales experience, has been named GateRocket Director of Sales.

Hogan has worked in semiconductor design and manufacturing for more than 35 years. He is currently Managing Partner of Vista Ventures LLC, and an active strategic consultant to public and private technology companies. Prior to Vista, he was General Partner at Telos Venture Partners, and Senior Vice President of Business Development at Artisan Components. In a long and colorful career he held senior engineering, marketing and executive management positions at Cadence, National Semiconductor and Phillips Semiconductor.

“Gate Rocket’s approach to FPGA design is positioned exactly where the market is going in terms of the complexity and performance needs of the fast-moving FPGA market,” Hogan said. “GateRocket is an ideal company for me to be involved with because they have a game-changing technology to serve a large and growing market.”

Sensing the same opportunity brought Wagner to GateRocket. He has 25 years of EDA industry experience both at large and startup companies. His sales career has spanned semiconductor and PCB design and design verification, signal integrity, and physical verification, and he grew accustomed to managing top-tier accounts with GenRad, Cadence, Viewlogic/Innoveda, Mentor Graphics, Sigrity, and Valor Computerized Systems.

“We have a great opportunity to improve and streamline the design process for complex FPGA designers,” Wagner said. “I am very excited to be here at the perfect time to really help this company grow.”

About GateRocket

GateRocket, Inc., located in Bedford, Mass., offers electronic engineers the first Device Native® verification and debug solution for advanced FPGA semiconductor devices. The company’s RocketVision® software debug tool and its RocketDrive hardware verification system enables users to verify and debug advanced FPGA designs faster and with higher quality for greatly improved time-to-market, and realize more reliable and predictable results. Learn more about GateRocket online at www.gaterocket.com and sign up for a free webinar.

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