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Paul (Yen-Son) Huang

Serial entrepreneur and technologist


Paul Huang has been intimately involved with the EDA industry since the early 1980’s and is perhaps best known as the developer of the Dracula physical design verification system and principal founder of ECAD, which is today part of Cadence Design Systems.
Huang also built the engineering team that created the first timing-correct emulator as the principal founder of Pie Design Systems, which merged with Quickturn Design Systems in 1993.

Huang founded Novas Software, which provides a unique integrated design debugging system for analysis and verification of complex system-on-chip designs.

Bsc from National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan, PhD from Santa Clara University in 1975
Received the Phil Kaufman Award in 2000