Hi, I'm Ira Chayut. Welcome to my profile!
* Built new development groups at start-ups and within established companies. * Developer of verification infrastructure, tools, and tests for complex integrated circuits. * Personally created the MKTREE commercial Verilog autoconnection ECAD package, which is used by large multinational chip design houses as well as leading-edge start-ups. * Personally created a proprietary tool that performs Design Rule Checks (DRC) on PC motherboard designs. * Co-founded dotRocket, a start-up that developed an HTTP compressing proxy. * Co-invented the networked file server appliance. * Verification infrastructure consultant for Apple, Cirrus Logic, Cradle Technologies, and ChipEngines.
Ira Chayut's Background
Ira Chayut's Experience
Verification Architect at Nvidia
March 2002 - January 2008
Developed strategies to validate complex integrated circuits both before and after their implementation. Built and managed teams to implement these strategies and develop associated tools.
Vice President, Software at dotRocket
October 1999 - October 2001
Developed the software architecture of a HTTP compression proxy. Built a team to develop the product. Debugged hardware platform issues.
Director of Logic Design and Verification at Cradle Technologies
April 1998 - March 2000
Created hardware verification platforms and tests for a complex multiprocessor integrated circuit. Grew and managed the verification team.
Director of Engineering at Rockwell Semiconductor
March 1992 - April 1998
Managed a system-on-a-chip verification effort.
Director of Verification at Weitek Corp.
1992 - 1997
Managed the hardware verification of complex integrated circuits. Personally developed a simulator for a SPARC CPU and booted SunOS on it before the silicon was taped-out.
Director of Software and Systems at Tera Microsystems
January 1990 - March 1992
Project Manager at Acer America Computers
August 1988 - January 1990
Led group designing and advanced multiprocessor Unix workstation.
Software Technical Manager at RDA/Logicon
July 1985 - July 1988
System design, product definition of a tactical support system. Directed the transition of a software product to an advanced Unix-based hardware platform.
Software Department Manager at Teltone Corporation
July 1982 - July 1985
Managed software department developing microprocessor and minicomputer based products for the telecommunications industry.
Engineer at Pacific Northwest Bell
1980 - 1982
VP, Engineering at Adaptive Sound Technologies, Inc.
Creating innovative high-tech consumer electronics products. Current products are focused on audio solutions for noise masking. See: http://www.ecotones.com for more information.
Ira Chayut's Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1976 – 1977
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
1972 – 1976
Concentration: Electrical Engineering
John Dewey High School
1969 – 1972
Ira Chayut's Interests & Activities
Embedded programming, hardware-software trade-offs, amateur woodworking, cats