Chip design software firm Synfora raises $10-M 2nd Round

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, 20 September 2004, 07:00 Hrs
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CALIF: Dr. Vinod Kathail and Dr. Shail Aditya co-founded Synfora Inc., a Mountain View, CA-based provider of application engine synthesis (AES) software used to design complex systems-on-chips (SoCs), has raised a $10 million second round led by ATA Ventures. Existing investors, Foundation Capital and U.S. Venture Partners (USVP), also participated.

Synfora's patented technology helps to reduce fixed design costs and speed chip development and time-to-market. Founded in 2003, Synfora targets companies in the audio, video, imaging, wireless, and security segments of the IC design market.
Dr. Vinod Kathail, Synfora's CTO and VP-Engineering, had earlier worked with Hewlett Packard Labs. He received his Doctor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), his M. Tech. Degree from IIT (India), and his B. Tech. degree from Maulana Azad College of Technology.

Dr. Shail Aditya, Synfora's Chief Architect and Director-Software, had also earlier worked with Hewlett Packard Labs. He received his Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT (India), and his S.M., E.E. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT.

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