HENDERSON, USA: Aldec Inc., a leader in RTL simulation and EDA, has opened a branch office in Taiwan.
The branch office will provide enhanced customer support for the growing number of customers in Taiwan requiring HDL design verification and hardware-assisted verification, with support for both acceleration and emulation. The new branch will offer enhanced relationships building toward a future, larger channel expansion plan.
Aldec appointed Dick Tao as country manager for Aldec-Taiwan. Tao has more than 20 years experience selling EDA tools and Hardware Assisted Verification products, and is an expert in the Asian fabrication business. He has served as Country Manager for Cadence Design Systems Taiwan, Mentor Graphics China and CoWare.
“Dick Tao is an accomplished expert, and we welcome him as part of Aldec’s expansion plans in Asia. Dick has a good understanding for identifying and solving customers’ problems based on solution selling and customer relations,” commented David Rinehart, Aldec Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Tao understands challenges design teams are facing in verification both in the RTL and co-verification areas; his knowledge and experience augments our future plans for expansion in Asia.”
The new Aldec-Taiwan branch office is part of Aldec’s continued APAC expansion, for which it currently has an office in China, India and Japan.
Tao said: “I am pleased to join with the Aldec team; its talented R&D, plus advance design verification technology know-how will greatly benefit Taiwan’s design companies developing FPGA, ASIC and SoCs.
“Also, its unique tool advantages such as ease of use, short learning curve, flexible third-party tool adoption, a no-cost software evaluation program and an amazing price strategy will address Taiwan design companies’ needs and trends. Aldec’s mission in Taiwan is to provide superior technical support and design service functions to customers and increase their productivity in meeting tightening schedules of their next-generation designs.”