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Ronald A. Rohrer

Educator, scientist and entrepreneur


Ron Rohrer is currently chief executive officer of Technologies, Inc. and university professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Rohrer was chief engineer at Magma Design Automation.

Rohrer founded Performance Signal Integrity, which Integrated Silicon Systems acquired before merging with Arcsys to form Avant! Corporation.

He started his industrial career at Fairchild Semiconductor in the 1960s, and has since served as a technical consultant and adviser to leading EDA and electronics companies, including IBM, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Synopsys, Avant!, Mentor Graphics and Cadence Design Systems.

He was instrumental in the introducing of a sequence of circuit simulation courses at the University of California, Berkeley, that resulted in the CANCER (Computer Analysis of Nonlinear Circuits, Excluding Radiation) simulation program which resulted in SPICE. At Carnegie Mellon University, Rohrer introduced the Asymptotic Waveform Evaluation.