Straight Talk with Lip-Bu Tan, CEO, Cadence Design Systems
Ed Sperling - SemiEngineering Magazine, San Jose, CA
Lip-Bu Tan - Cadence Design Systems, Inc., San Jose, CA
Cadence's CEO talks with Semiconductor Engineering's Ed Sperling about the expanding role of data in our economy and how the dominant waves of technology, including mobile, edge computing, cloud, and automotive, are all being transformed by machine learning and AI. This talk will focus on what this means for EDA, the semiconductor ecosystem, and business as a whole, including the opportunities and threats ahead as we transition to a data-driven economy.
Biography: Lip-Bu Tan has served as CEO of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. since January 2009 and has been a member of the Cadence Board of Directors since February 2004. He also serves as chairman of Walden International, a venture capital firm he founded in 1987. Prior to founding Walden, Tan was Vice President at Chappell & Co. and held management positions at EDS Nuclear and ECHO Energy.
He serves on the board of directors of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., Quantenna Communications, Inc., and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), as well as the boards of the Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance) and the Global Semiconductor Association (GSA). He also serves on the Board of Trustees and the School of Engineering Dean’s Council at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Tan is the recipient of the 2016 GSA Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award.
Tan received an M.S. in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MBA from the University of San Francisco, and a B.S. from Nanyang University in Singapore.