has been a founder and President of three successful high technology companies; Decision Incorporated, a minicomputer systems manufacturer purchased by Ball Corporation; Two Pi Corporation, a manufacturer of IBM compatible minicomputers, sold to Philips Electronics; and Valid Logic Systems, one of the pioneering companies in Electronic Design Automation, merged with Cadence Design, now a NYSE company. In 1998, together with Jared Anderson, he founded Skywod Ventures, a small venture fund specializing in early stage information technology and medical device investments.



has served as an officer, founder, and director of medical and high technology companies since 1970. His companies include Aradigm, Nellcor, and Alere Medical He was the chairman of Aradigm, where he served as president from 1993-1994, and was the inventor of many of its key patents. Lloyd served as founder, president and CEO of Nellcor from 1981-1990, during which time he built Nellcor from a start-up to a company with $150 million in annual sales. Lloyd also serves on the boards of directors of Aspect Medical Systems and Atrionix. Lloyd earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley



is a widely recognized as a pioneer of the EDA industry. He has founded three successful EDA companies. In 1981, he founded Valid Logic Systems and started the CAE industry. In 1987, he founded Logic Modeling Systems, which was later acquired by Synopsys. In 1996, he co-founded 0-In Design Automation, which pioneered assertion-based verification for the design of integrated circuits. In 2004, 0-In was acquired by Mentor Graphics Corporation, where Dr. Widdoes now serves as Chief Engineering Scientist. Curt holds a B. S. in engineering and applied science from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University. He holds twelve U.S. patents in EDA and is an IEEE W. Wallace McDowell Award recipient.



has founded two successful EDA companies. In 1987, Steve co-founded Logic Modeling Systems and served as its VP/general manager. Logic Modeling Systems was acquired by Synopsys in 1992, where Steve served as vice president of design verification. In 1996 Steve was a founder, president and CEO of 0-In Design Automation. In September 2004, 0-In was acquired by Mentor Graphics, where Steve served as general manager of functional verification. Steve is currently working with SV Solar, a Silicon Valley solar energy company. Steve holds a B. A. from Michigan State University



received a bachelor's degree in neuroscience from the University of Colorado followed by an MBA from the University of Phoenix. 1998 he co-founded Skywood Ventures.

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