DAC 2016 Samsung/Synopsys Breakfast

Guest Speakers and Bios

Phil Dworsky

Director of Strategic Alliances, Synopsys
Phil Dworsky has been with Synopsys since 1993 and is currently director, services marketing and strategic alliances as well as publisher of Synopsys Press. Phil was a co-founder and principal engineer at Performance Processors, a parallel processing company, and was also a co-founder of Silicon Solutions/Zycad, an early provider of simulation acceleration technology. He started his career at Hewlett-Packard as a hardware and software designer. Phil holds a Bachelor of Science degree with high honors in electrical engineering and computer science (EECS) from Princeton University.

Kelvin Low

Sr. Director, Foundry Marketing, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.
Kelvin Low joined Samsung in 2013 as senior director of marketing for the company’s foundry business. As an industry veteran, Mr. Low is responsible for developing the strategic product direction of the foundry’s advanced process nodes – 28nm and below. In addition, he is working to develop the foundry ecosystem around these process nodes. Prior to Samsung, Mr. Low held key technical positions at GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing with an emphasis on process integration and led development of logic, mixed signal, RF, CIS, and NVM. Mr. Low also had additional responsibilities as the market lead in the IBM joint development alliance. Mr. Low received his Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering (First Class Honors) from the National University of Singapore.

JC Lin
Vice President, IC Compiler II R&D, Synopsys
JC Lin has worked at Synopsys for more than 20 years. He has worked on multiple technologies and products, including logic synthesis, physical synthesis and place and route. His current focus is on the IC Compiler II place and route product. JC holds a Bachelor degree from National Taiwan University on Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. degree from SUNY Stony Brook on Computer Science.

Andy Potemski
Senior Director, Foundry Reference Flows and Lynx Design System R&D, Synopsys
Andy brings 36 years of industry experience to the table. He has been focused on design flows and automation since joining Synopsys over 21 years ago. Presently he is responsible for the Lynx Design System product R&D as well as foundry reference flow development. Prior to Synopsys, Andy spent 13 years as an IC development engineer with IBM. He holds 8 US patents in chip design and automation.