Tanner EDA Hires Experienced EDA Account Manager for Growing Customer Base

Richard McColloch, ex-Magma and –Synopsys, to be based in northern California

MONROVIA, California – July 20, 2010 – Tanner EDA, the catalyst for innovation for the design, layout and verification of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs), has hired seasoned electronic design automation (EDA) sales professional Richard (Rick) McColloch as an account manager. McColloch, who reports directly to Hamed Emami, Tanner EDA’s vice president of worldwide sales, will manage northern California and strategic accounts.

“Rick is a true ‘solutions’ account manager with a long history in technology and EDA companies,” said Emami. “As we move to version 15 of our flagship HiPer Silicon analog IC and MEMS design flow tool suite, we need to strengthen and expand an account management team already noted for its expertise. Rick’s experience and reputation make him an asset to the team as our customer base continues to grow.”

Rick McColloch has been working in high technology sales, account management and strategic alliances since 1984, when he joined Unisys (Sperry) Corp. He comes to Tanner EDA from a senior sales account management position at Magma Design Automation, where his worldwide accounts included National Semiconductor, IDT, SanDisk, and Rambus. Prior to Magma, Rick managed a group of strategic accounts for Synopsys Corp. for 11 years, increasing revenue and tool adoption as well as managing account plans and supervising support for accounts such as Toshiba, Fujitsu, AMCC, Intel, Sun, NXP, Broadcom, and STMicroelectronics.

Tanner EDA tools provide a powerful, elegant solution to help analog and mixed-signal engineers with the complete flow, from schematic capture, circuit simulation, and waveform probing to physical layout and verification,” said McColloch. “Design engineers badly need tools that provide just the right mixture of features – no extraneous ‘maybe-nice-to-haves’— that get the job done quickly and well with a very low learning curve. I look forward to helping customers understand and benefit from the Tanner EDA approach to accelerating analog design.”

About Tanner EDA

Tanner EDA provides a complete line of software solutions that catalyze innovation for the design, layout and verification of analog and mixed-signal (A/MS) integrated circuits (ICs) and MEMS. Customers are creating breakthrough applications in areas such as power management, displays and imaging, automotive, consumer electronics, life sciences, and RF devices. A low learning curve, high interoperability, and a powerful user interface improve design team productivity and enable a low total cost of ownership (TCO). Capability and performance are matched by low support requirements and high support capability as well as an ecosystem of partners that bring advanced capabilities to A/MS designs.

Founded in 1988, Tanner EDA solutions deliver just the right mixture of features, functionality and usability. The company has shipped over 33,000 licenses of its software to more than 5,000 customers in 67 countries.


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