- Michael McNamara, CEO
Mac's early experience as a computer architect and chip designer (ESL/TRW, Cydrome, Ardent, Stardent) in the '80s prepared and motivated him to be an EDA tool developer in the 90's and 10's (developing VCS @ Chronologic, SureCov @ Surefire, and C-to-Silicon at Cadence). Now with better tools, Mac is leading the team who is building integrated circuits in an adaptable manner at Adapt IP.com.
- Dr. Farhad Mighani, VP of IoT
holds BS, MS, and Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering combined with a MBA. With over 30 years of experience, his diverse background includes a rich breadth of experience working at large companies such as Intel and multiple startup companies. Skilled in SoC design, Systems Hardware and Software design, products definition and architecture, and executive management with proven record in building teams and successful execution, particularly in the area of multimedia (video and audio codecs, 2D/3D graphics), communication (wired and wireless), and networking and security appliances. Dr. Mighani has been a co-founder or founding member of 5-startups out of which 2 had successful exits. He holds a number of patents and publications in the area of computer architecture and communications/ networking.
- Straff Wentworth, VP of USB Products
Straff's twenty plus years of experience at systems companies including Ardent and SGI, mobile companies including G2 Networking and OpenWave gave him extensive technical experience in the design and specification of complex systems, their operating systems, firmware and device driver methodology required to build reliable systems and software as a part of large teams delivering to mission critical customers. Straff joined Adapt-IP in 2012 to apply his experience to help us redefine semiconductor design.
- Dr. John Sanguinetti, Chairman
A serial EDA entrepreneur and angel investor, John brings his years of experience, connections and technologist savvy to Adapt-IP. John has worked in computer architecture, performance analysis and design verification for 20 years. After working for Digital Equipment Corporation, Amdahl, ELXSI, Ardent, and NeXT, he founded Chronologic Simulation in 1991 and was President until 1995. Dr. Sanguinetti was the principal architect of VCS, the Verilog Compiled Simulator. He is a Founder of Forte Design Systems, which focuses on high-level hardware synthesis from SystemC. He was named an ACM Fellow in 2012.
- Dr. Lucio Lanza, Board Member
Dr. Lanza is director of Lanza techVentures, an early stage venture capital and investment firm for new companies with innovative technologies in the semiconductor and technical software markets. He has held the position of general partner with U.S. Venture Partners. He held the position of chief strategist and leader of merger and acquisition activity for Cadence Design Systems as well as executive management positions with several leading technology companies including Olivetti, Intel, Daisy Systems, and EDA Systems, where he was CEO.
Mr. Lanza serves on the boards of Critical Blue, PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: PDFS), Sigmatix and Numerate. He holds a doctorate in electronic engineering from Politecnico di Milano.