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Russ Henke - Contributing Editor

by Russ Henke - Contributing Editor
Posted anew every four weeks or so, the EDA WEEKLY delivers to its readers information concerning the latest happenings in the EDA industry, covering vendors, products, finances and new developments. Frequently, feature articles on selected public or private EDA companies are presented. Brought to you by If we miss a story or subject that you feel deserves to be included, or you just want to suggest a future topic, please contact us! Questions? Feedback? Click here. Thank you!

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Aliso Viejo, CA, 1999 - 2000

Cadence, San Jose, CA & Chelmsford, MA, 1987 – 1999

Began in January 1987 at Telesis Systems (Chelmsford, MA), which merged shortly thereafter with Valid Logic Systems in February 1987. Worked in Valid’s Chelmsford office and continued to do so after Cadence’s acquisition of Valid in December 1991.  In February 1997, re-located by Cadence to its corporate HQ in San Jose. Departed Cadence in November 1999.

Communications positions during Cadence tenure, last to first:

Director, Worldwide Public Relations, San Jose, CA (9/98 to 11/99)

Senior Public Relations Manager, San Jose, CA (2/97 to 9/98)

Public Relations Manager, Chelmsford, MA (10/95 to 2/97)

Marketing Communications Manager, Chelmsford, MA (1/89 to 10/95 – Valid/Cadence)

Marketing Communications Coordinator (1/87 to 1/89 – Telesis/Valid)

Industrial Vision Systems, Inc.,
Lowell, MA, 1985 - 1986

Sales & Marketing Assistant

Epsilon Data Management, Inc.,

Burlington, MA, 1980 - 1985

Staff Assistant, Market Research & Analysis Division

Civil Service Commission, U.S. Air Force, Hanscom AFB, 1979- 1980

Administrative Assistant (GS-4), Financial Management Division

ESD Systems, AWACS Program

While attending college full time as a commuting student, Laurie worked two part-time office jobs, at radio stations close to home (WNBP-AM in Newburyport, MA and its sister station WSME-AM/FM in Sanford, Maine) and one of their advertising agencies close to school in Boston.  Also worked at WNBP during junior/senior years of high school and started out manually typing the traffic logs with the schedule for ads, public service announcements, required FCC test broadcasts, etc. This was in the days when broadcasts were driven by DJs who took phone requests, played vinyl or 8-track tapes, and bantered with callers.

Since March 31, 1996,
Dr. Russ Henke has been and remains active as president of HENKE ASSOCIATES, a San Francisco Bay Area high-tech business & management consulting firm. The number of client companies for Henke Associates now numbers more than forty. During his corporate career, Henke operated sequentially on "both sides" of MCAE/MCAD and EDA, as a user and as a vendor. He's a veteran corporate executive from Cincinnati Milacron (Research Scientist), SDRC (President & COO), Schlumberger Applicon (Executive Vice President), Gould Electronics Imaging & Graphics (President and General Manager), ATP (Chairman & CEO), and Mentor Graphics (Vice President & General Manager). Henke is a Fellow of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and served on the SME International Board of Directors. Henke was also a board member of SDRC, PDA, ATP, and the MacNeal Schwendler Corporation, and he currently serves on the board of Stottler Henke Associates, Inc. Henke is also a member of the IEEE and a Life Fellow of ASME International. In April 2006, Dr. Henke received the 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award from the CAD Society, presented by CAD Society at COFES2006 in Scottsdale, AZ. In February 2007, Henke became affiliated with Cyon Research's select group of experts on business and technology issues as a Senior Analyst. This Cyon Research connection aids and supplements Henke's ongoing,
independent consulting practice (HENKE ASSOCIATES). Dr. Henke is also a contributing editor of the EDACafé EDA WEEKLY, and he has published EDA WEEKLY articles every four weeks since November 2009; URL's available. Since May 2003 HENKE ASSOCIATES has also published ninety-five (95) independent COMMENTARY articles on MCAD, PLM, EDA and Electronics IP on IBSystems' MCADCafé and EDACafé. Further information on HENKE ASSOCIATES, and URL's for past Commentaries, are available at

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