Management

Charlie Hauck, Chief Executive Officer

Hauck has more than 25 years experience in research and development, engineering, marketing and management from within the semiconductor industry. Most recently, he was USA General Manager for Faraday Technology, a fabless ASIC vendor and silicon intellectual property (SIP) provider. From 1998-2003, he served as Vice President of Engineering at Lexra Inc., a microprocessor SIP company. From 1994 to 1998, Hauck was director of application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) development at LSI Logic, responsible for advanced ASIC technology and library development. From 1987 to 1994, he was Director of IC Development at Kendall Square Research, managing the very large scale integration (VLSI) design team responsible for delivering working silicon for its custom chips. Hauck began his career at Commodore, where he completed several VLSI chips and boards for consumer electronics and DSP systems. Hauck holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Rishiyur S. Nikhil, Ph.D., Chief Technical Officer

Nikhil has spent over 20 years in advanced technical pursuits in industry and academia. Since 2000 he led the Bluespec technology team at Sandburst Corp. For the previous 9 years he was at Cambridge Research Laboratory (DEC/Compaq), including over a year as Acting Director. Earlier, he was an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at MIT. He has led research teams, published widely, and holds several patents in functional programming, dataflow and multithreaded architectures, parallel processing and compiling. He is a member of ACM, IEEE, and IFIP WG 2.8 on Functional Programming. He received his Ph.D. and M.S.E.E. in Computer and Information Sciences from the Univ. of Pennsylvania, and his B.Tech in EE from IIT Kanpur.

George Harper, Vice President, Marketing

Harper brings over 20 years of marketing and engineering experience from the semiconductor, communications, and storage industries. He has overall responsibility for Bluespec's product planning and marketing initiatives. Previously, Harper was Director of Marketing at Trebia Networks where he managed the product planning and marketing initiatives for a storage network processor family. Prior to that, he held senior marketing positions at Conexant Systems (formerly Maker Communications) and Shiva Corporation and engineering positions at LSI Logic, in both California and Massachusetts, specifically in the areas of chip design and microprocessor sales. Harper has a BSEE and MSEE in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from Harvard University.

Bill Cibulsky, Executive Vice President, Sales

Cibulsky has been an Executive in the EDA market for over 25 years. His career in EDA started with SDA System where he was VP of Worldwide Sales. Since then he has held that position in various companies, including OrCAD, Virtutech, and Cadence. And, he has also worked in senior sales executive roles at hardware companies like Zycad, Quickturn and Apollo. Bill has managed over 50 reps and distributors worldwide and brings a wealth of experience to Bluespec that will help it grow now and in the future. .