John Swanson is the HPC Controller & Datapath Product Line Manager in Synopsys Solutions Group. John has worked in the development and deployment of verification, integration, and implementation tools, IP, standards, and methodologies used in IP based design for over 25 years. His assignments have encompassed engineering, methodology, business development, and marketing. John has also been involved in various standards activities including Chair of the Verification Technical Working Group in the SPIRIT Consortium; Synopsys representative on the Power.org technical subcommittee and is active in many IEEE and consortium groups today. Prior to joining Synopsys, he worked for Amoco Oil working on wellhead automation and control systems. He is an Honor graduate from DeVry Institute of Technology where he completed his Engineering degree with Presidents List Honors.