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Devadas Varma

Co-Founder of Calypto Design Systems


Devadas Varma served as the Chief Operating Officer of AutoESL Design Technologies, Inc. until it was acquired by Xilinx in 2011, where he is now a senior director.
Varma is a co-founder of Calypto Design Systems, Inc. and served as Chief Executive Officer of Calypto Design Systems, K.K.

Varma founded Caltos Capital and served as its Managing Director. Mr. Varma served as the Chief Technology Officer of Ambit Design Systems and also served as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of the Ambit Group of Cadence. He has held permanent and consulting engineering and management positions in the World Bank, Silicon Compiler Systems, Mentor Graphics and Viewlogic Systems.

He serves as Chairman of Calypto Design Systems. He also serves, or has served in, many advisory boards including those of Northwestern University Industrial Advisory Board, University of Arizona Low Power Electronics Center and Cadence Design Systems’ Technology Steering Committee. He served on the Board of Directors of Optim Networks and ArcadiaOne, Inc.

Varma received his BS degree in Electrical Engineering at IIT Kharagpur, his MS in Electrical Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland and his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.