Monday, April 21, 2014 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
KEC 1001

Speaker Information

Jim Kemerling and Darrell Teegarden
Triad Semiconductor, Founder, CTO, Executive VP (Jim Kemerling)
Mentor Graphics, Business Unit Director, System Modeling & Analysis (Darrell Teegarden)


Triad Semiconductor is changing the way that engineers design mixed-signal ASICs. Triad uses new technology that combines silicon-proven analog and digital resources onto ASIC die that can then be configured with a single mask layer into a unique customer IC.  ViaDesigner™ is a new EDA tool that enables system-level engineers who have no IC design experience to design their own mixed-signal ViaASICs. This new approach to IC design is built on Mentor Graphics Corporation’s comprehensive system-level design tool called SystemVision® and Triad’s intelligent ViaASIC™ library wizards.  This approach to ASIC design reduces development cost, development time, and is easier and less risky than traditional full-custom IC design. 

Speaker Bio

Jim Kemerling

Over 25 years of experience in integrated circuit and system-level design. Prior to founding Triad, worked with MX-COM, Aritech, GE/Ericsson, Lynch Communication Systems, and Rockwell International in the development of full custom analog/digital ICs. Jim holds a BSEE from SDSU and a MSEE from the University of Nevada.

Darrell Teegarden

Over 30 years of experience in modeling and analysis tool development, particularly with analog/mixed-signal hardware description languages. Co-author of the book, The System Designer’s Guide to VHDL-AMS : Analog, Mixed-Signal, and Mixed-Technology Modeling. He received a BS in chemical engineering from Oregon State University and an MS in electrical engineering from Stanford University.