May 02, 2011
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Russ Henke - Contributing Editor


by Russ Henke - Contributing Editor
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2005 ~ 2008:
Nanovata, CEO/co-founder, DFM router 

                      company, acquired by SpringSoft.




Like Dr. Hsu, Dr. Li is based in San Jose, CA.







 

Background of Dr. Yu-Chin Hsu

Dr. Yu-Chin Hsu founded the R&D team and served as VP R&D in Novas since January 2000.
With the merger with SpringSoft, he has served SpringSoft as
VP of the Logic Verification Group reporting to Johnson Teng since May 2008, and Dr. Hsu now oversees over 150 persons on his SpringSoft team.

Like his boss,
Dr. Hsu was born in Taiwan, but 3 years earlier and in the city
Taitung. This city lies on the southeast coast of
Taiwan facing the
Pacific Ocean. It is about 200 miles directly south of Taipei as the crow flies, but an auto trip takes the driver down the west coast, counterclockwise around the bottom of the island country and up to Taitung city, and takes over 9 hours and 320 miles. Public surface transit takes a more direct route, but still consumes 7 ½ hours



Taitung City



Like Jeong-Tyng Li, Yu-Chin Hsu also attended the prestigious 
National Taiwan University. Majoring in Computer Science, Yu-Chin achieved a 3.7 grade point average out of 4.0 over the period of 1977 - 81, an excellent academic record. Jeong-Tyng Li attended the same university from 1974 - 78, but Hsu and Li did not personally cross paths in college.

At the age of about 25, Yu-Chin went to the United States and earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science at the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign during the years 1983 to 1987, pausing to get married in 1984. Two children have since emerged from the latter union.



University of Illinois Engineering Buildings



Dr. Hsu’s work assignments have consisted of the following:


-     Associate professor,

Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

 Note: First established as the Tsing Hua
Academy at Tsing Hua Garden in
Beijing in 1911, the Academy was renamed as   National Tsing Hua University in 1928 as its curricula expanded to that of a full-fledged university.
In 1956, National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) was reinstalled on its current campus in
,
.

Highlight: Dr. Hsu co-received the
IEEE outstanding young author award in 1991 for a paper published in IEEE Transactions in CAD in 1989. The topic was “SILK: A Simulated Evolution Router.”

-     Associate professor,

University of California, Riverside, CA

August 1991 till August 1996

-     Full professor,

University of California, Riverside, CA

August 1996 till August 1997

-     Head of Synthesis Product Line,

Avant!

August 1997 till October 1999


Point of Interest:
In Avant! Dr. Hsu was in charge of the synthesis product line (front end), and Dr. Jeong Tyng Li was in charge of the physical design product line (backend), very similar to the roles each plays today in SpringSoft.


-     VP R&D,

Novas Software, Inc.

January 2000 till May 2008

-     VP Logic Verification Group,

SpringSoft

May 2008 to the present time

 



 


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Taiwan cities mentioned in this article



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Late Breaking News:

Beginning today (May 2, 2011), interested readers may want to be on the lookout over the next few weeks for news flashes from SpringSoft about advancements to several technology platforms. The new announcements will combine patented innovations with the Company’s industry-leading franchises to dramatically increase design visibility.

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FOOTNOTES TO ‘WELCOME SPRINGSOFT’ EDA WEEKLY


PLEASE NOTE: All FOOTNOTES are included here in reverse order of their numerical appearance in the text of the main article.



[5] FOOTNOTE:
THE WRITER WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS HIS GRATITUDE FOR THE COOPERATION AND KINDNESS EXHIBITED BY ALL INDIVIDUALS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PRODUCTION OF THIS MAY 2, 2011 EDA WEEKLY, WITH SPECIAL MENTION OF MS. LAURIE STANLEY, DR. HSU, DR. LI, MR. SOTTAK, MR. TENG, AND MR. VAN BLOMMESTEIN. THE WRITER HAS LEARNED THAT MR.VAN BLOMMESTEIN HAS SINCE LEFT HIS POST AT SPRINGSOFT AND HAS JOINED ANOTHER EDA COMPANY.




[4] FOOTNOTE:
The use of composers to name product systems obviously continues to be favored by SpringSoft, except of course for the
Laker system. During our initial meeting, Mr. Teng joked that the
Laker system was probably named after the Los Angeles Lakers professional basketball team!




[3] FOOTNOTE: Of course, further reflection prompted the realization that literally scores of people from the Pac Rim have made direct, positive contributions to the writer’s life, starting with fellow students, professors and thesis advisers during his college days, all the way through his career as fellow employees, customers and neighbors. Such reflection occasionally is healthy, but it’s even better that ethnicity virtually never surfaced over competence and wisdom in life’s interactions.




[2] FOOTNOTE:




The map below shows the HQ location of
Wired Island PR (Mike Sottak, et al) in the Turks & Caicos Islands and how to get there:




(Laurie Stanley is based in Amesbury MA, about 40 miles by car NNE of Boston. More on Laurie’s background later in this footnote.



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