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Heinrich Meyr

Founder of AXYS


Heinrich Meyr is professor at the Institute for Communication Technologies and Embedded Systems at Aachen University.
He is a co-founder of CADIS (acquired 1993 by Synopsys, Mountain View, California) a company which commercialized the tool suite COSSAP. After the acquisition of CADIS a separate branch of CADIS led to the formation of ATECOM which was acquired by Globespan Virata in 2001.

He is a co-founder of AXYS which has been acquired by ARM the year 2000

In 2002 he co-founded LISATek Inc., a company with technology to design application specific processors. In February 2004 LISATek has merged with CoWare Inc, San Jose. At CoWare Dr. Meyr accepted the position of Chief Scientist Officer. In 2010 CoWare has been acquired by Synopsys.

He spent over 12 years in various research and management positions in industry before accepting a professorship in electrical engineering at RWTH Aachen University in 1977. At RWTH Aachen he has founded the Institute for Integrated Signal Processing System (ISS) involved in the analysis and design of complex signal processing systems for communication applications.

Meyr received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from ETH Zurich, Switzerland in 1967 and 1973.