Mr. Jamil Kawa joined Synopsys in 1998 where he is currently a Group Director of R&D in the Advanced Technology Group overseeing projects in the DFM / DFY (Design for Manufacturability and Design for Yield) and in emerging storage technologies. Mr. Kawa is also responsible for overseeing the technology roadmap that his group publishes internally as well as organizing areas of focus and key topics for technology off sites and seminars. Mr. Kawa has worked as a circuit designer and as a circuit design manager at National Semiconductor, VLSI technology (Philips), Actel and Chips and Technologies (Intel).
Mr. Kawa is the chairman of the Custom Circuits committee of CICC and has served on the technical program committee of CICC for the last 5 years. Mr. Kawa has 5 patents and over 28 publications. His main areas of interest and research are nano technology, exotic memory architectures, emerging technologies, Design for Yield and Design for Manufacturability, Low-Power Design Techniques, and Structured ASICs.
Mr. Kawa received his B.S. degree, EE in 1977 and his M.S. Degree, EE in 1978 from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He also received an M.B.A. in 1988 from the University of Santa Clara.