• Conference
    Jan 30-Feb 1, 2018
  • Expo
    Jan 31-Feb 1, 2018
  • Santa Clara Convention
    Center
    | Santa Clara, CA

DesignCon 2018 Schedule Builder

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Walter Katz, Chief Scientist, SiSoft

Dr. Katz is a pioneer in the development of constraint driven printed circuit board routers. He developed SciCards, the first commercially successful auto-router. Dr. Katz founded Layout Concepts and sold routers through Cadence, Zuken, Daisix, Intergraph and Accel. More than 20,000 copies of his tools have been used worldwide. Dr. Katz developed the first signal integrity tools for a 17 MHz 32-bit minicomputer in the seventies. In 1991, IBM used his software to design a 1 GHz computer. Dr. Katz holds a Ph.D from the University of Rochester and a BS from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn.


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