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Rajeev Madhavan

Founder of Ambit and Magma


Rajeev Madhavan was the co-founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Magma since 1997, acquired by Synopsys in 2012.

Founded and served as the President and CEO of Ambit Design Systems, Inc in 1994 and sold to Cadence in 1997.

Co-founded LogicVision, Inc. in 1991. Had IPO and was acquired by Mentor.

His early career was spent with Cadence and Bell Northern Research.

Madhavan received a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication from KREC, Surathkal, India, and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada.