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Ira Chayut

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.

January 2008

Creating innovative high-tech consumer electronics products. Current products are focused on audio solutions for noise masking. See: 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

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