Swati Design Automation, Inc.
Rao P. Pokala, President & CEO of Swati Design
held senior staff and management positions with National Semiconductor,
Valid Logic, Toshiba Micro Electronics, Cadence Design Systems, and
Mentor Graphics before founding the company in 1997.
Rao has developed design methodologies, EDA tools,
and actively participated in design implementation of several designs
during his career with these companies. He's now completely focused on
physical design of large and complex chips.
Rao holds B.E with
Distinction from Andhra University, Kakinada, India, M.Tech from Indian
Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, and MSCS from UCLA. Recently, he
did MDP (intensive business management course - mini MBA) at Indian
Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.