Lip-Bu Tan has served as CEO of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. since January 2009 and has been a member of the Cadence Board of Directors since February 2004. He served as President of the company from 2009 to 2017. He also serves as chairman of Walden International, a venture capital firm he founded in 1987. Prior to founding Walden, Tan was Vice President at Chappell & Co. and held management positions at EDS Nuclear and ECHO Energy.
He is a member of The Business Council, is Chairman of the Board of SambaNova Systems, Inc, and serves on the board of directors of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., Schneider Electric, and Green Hills Software, as well as on the boards of the Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance) and the Global Semiconductor Association (GSA). He also serves on the Board of Trustees and the School of Engineering Dean’s Council at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Tan was the recipient of the 2016 GSA Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award.
Tan received a BS from Nanyang University in Singapore, an MS in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the University of San Francisco.
Anirudh Devgan has served as President of Cadence since 2018, overseeing strategy, all research and development for tool and flows, marketing, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to 2018 he was Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Digital & Signoff and System & Verification groups.
Prior to joining Cadence in 2012, Devgan was General Manager and Corporate Vice President of the Custom Design Business Unit at Magma Design Automation. Previous roles include management and technical positions at IBM, where he received numerous awards including the IBM Outstanding Innovation Award. Devgan is an IEEE Fellow, has written numerous research papers, and holds several patents.
Devgan received a Bachelor of Technology degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and MS and PhD degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Tom Beckley has served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Custom IC and PCB Group (CPG) since 2018, including responsibilities for IC Packaging and System Analysis. Since his joining Cadence in 2004, the group has commercialized multiple next-generation design technologies in analog, mixed-signal, RF, photonics, and wafer-level advanced packaging, and expanded into system analysis and circuit verification.
Beckley joined Cadence via the acquisition of Neolinear, a technology spin-out of Carnegie Mellon University, where he served as President and CEO. Prior to Neolinear, Beckley was head of the Systems Division at Avant! Corporation, President and CEO of Xynetix, and held engineering and management positions at Harris Corporation and General Motors.
Beckley received his BS in mathematics and physics from Kalamazoo College and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.
Jim Cowie has served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary at Cadence since 2008. Cowie is responsible for Cadence worldwide legal operations, covering matters such as commercial transactions, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, employment, export compliance, government affairs, intellectual property, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and stock administration activities. Under his leadership, the legal and compliance organization deploys professionals in the U.S., China, Europe, and Japan. Previously, he served as Corporate Vice President – Business Development and Associate General Counsel, a role in which he was responsible for the execution of Cadence's acquisitions, divestitures, and other strategic transactions as well as being the company's lead lawyer for corporate and securities matters.
Prior to joining Cadence in 2000, Cowie was counsel for several divisions of National Data Corporation, a provider of health information services and electronic commerce solutions. Prior to that, he was an associate at Troutman Sanders LLP in Atlanta.
Cowie received his AB in economics, magna cum laude, from Duke University and his Juris Doctor degree from Stanford Law School. Before law school, he served four years of active duty in the United States Navy, the last three years aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk, leaving active service as a Lieutenant.
Tina Jones has served as Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources since 2007, leading the team and operations around the world. Jones previously served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel. In that position, she advised the company on employment-related issues, policies, and practices, and oversaw litigation ranging from intellectual property and securities matters to commercial disputes.
Prior to joining Cadence in 2003, Jones was a litigator and employment counselor with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.
Jones received her BA in political science from Stanford University and her Juris Doctor degree from UCLA Law School, where she served as an editor on the UCLA Law Review. Jones then clerked on the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Neil Kole has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) since 2014, leading the company’s global Information Technology organization. He is responsible for cloud strategy product development, information security, engineering infrastructure, enterprise applications, and IT operations and support.
Prior to joining Cadence in 2014, Kole served as Vice President of IT at Informatica. Before Informatica, he held senior-level IT roles at VMware, Intuit, and Symantec. He has 20+ years of expertise across a variety of IT functions, including support of engineering, security initiatives, network/IT infrastructure, and applications.
Kole holds a BS in information systems management from the University of San Francisco.
Babu Mandava has served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the IP Group (IPG) since 2017. His primary focus is to expand the Cadence IP business, a strategically important market segment that includes all SerDes, memory, and other interface IP development, and Tensilica DSPs and processors.
Prior to joining Cadence in 2017, Mandava was co-founder and CEO of Beceem Communications, Inc., which was acquired by Broadcom in 2010. At Broadcom, he served as VP of Engineering where he led the team that developed Broadcom’s first LTE multi-mode baseband chipset. Prior to Beceem, he was co-founder of Centillium Communications, Inc., where he served in engineering and general manager roles of increasing responsibility, and CEO of Ineda Systems, a startup developing low-power SoCs for consumer applications.
Mandava holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in electronics and communication engineering from the Regional Engineering College in Tiruchirapalli, India and a Master of Technology degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India.
Nimish Modi has served as Senior Vice President of Marketing & Business Development (MBD) since 2013. In this role, he is responsible for corporate and strategic marketing, corporate strategy, industry standards, cloud product offerings, and new business development, including M&A. Prior to this role, he was Senior Vice President of research and development for the System & Software Realization Group at Cadence where he had responsibility for products and solutions in the areas of systems design and verification, package and board design, hardware/software co-development and verification, and SoC integration and verification.
Prior to joining Cadence in 2006, Modi spent 18 years at Intel Corporation, where he was most recently a vice president in the Enterprise Platforms Group with responsibility for the company’s server CPU development.
Modi holds a BE in electrical engineering from the University of Bombay and a MS degree in computer engineering from Virginia Tech.
Chin-Chi Teng has served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Digital and Signoff Group (DSG) since 2018. Prior to this role, Teng held senior leadership positions in research and development in digital implementation.
Teng joined Cadence in 2002 via the acquisition of Silicon Perspective Corporation and subsequently led various research and development groups. He brought deep technical knowledge and more than 20 years of industry and academic experience to his role as leader of the IC Digital group.
Teng holds a BS in electrical engineering from the National Taiwan University and an MS and PhD in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He holds seven patents, and has written many EDA papers, several deep learning papers, and a book, Electrothermal Analysis of VLSI Systems.
John Wall has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since 2017. He is responsible for the company’s overall finance, tax, and accounting functions, as well as business operations, enterprise data and analytics, investor relations, and global strategic sourcing. Wall also leads the Real Estate and Workplace organization, which manages over 50 Cadence sites worldwide.
Wall previously served as Corporate Controller and in other positions for more than 20 years, starting in our Dublin, Ireland office before moving to our San Jose Headquarters in 2015. At the beginning of his tenure with Cadence, Wall implemented the company’s international corporate structure, and was instrumental in the creation of several of the company’s sales models and its transition to a recurring revenue model.
Wall is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds an NCBS from the Institute of Technology, Tralee in Ireland.
Neil Zaman has served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations (WFO) since 2015. As head of WFO, Zaman is responsible for the Sales, Services, Field Engineering, and Customer Support teams that manage customer relationships around the world, driving customer success via the Cadence Intelligent System Design strategy. Prior to this role, he held various leadership positions in WFO, driving initiatives to strengthen the company’s relationship and grow business with the top North American strategic accounts.
Prior to joining Cadence in 1999, Zaman held key positions at Phoenix Technologies and IBM.
Zaman attended SUNY Stony Brook and then California State University, Hayward, where he earned his BSc in finance.