Bruce McGaughy

Senior Vice President of Engineering, ProPlus Design Solutions

Bruce is both Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Engineering, and passionate about linking silicon to design, creating a category of tools called design for yield (DFY). A ProPlus employee since 2008, he’s been responsible for rolling out a series of DFY products to offer a complete and integrated platform. They include modeling software, DFY tools to predict yield and better understand process variations, and a circuit simulator called NanoSpice.

Dr. McGaughy received the Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign and Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley, in 1994, 1995 and 1997, respectively. He has conducted and published research in the fields of circuit simulation, device physics, reliability, electronic design automation, computer architecture and fault tolerant computing. Prior to his current assignment, he worked for Integrated Device Technology (IDT), Siemens, Intel, Berkeley Technology Associates, and Celestry. In 2003, Dr. McGaughy was the group director in charge of circuit simulation R&D at Cadence, including Spectre, SpectreRF and UltraSim. In 2006, Dr. McGaughy became the distinguished engineer and chief architect for Cadence’s simulation products, including Spectre, SpectreRF, UltraSim and AMS Designer. In 2008, he joined ProPlus Design Solutions as the senior vice president of Engineering and chief technology officer. He is in charge of all of ProPlus R&D efforts, including the BsimProPlus model extraction platform, the NanoSpice parallel spice simulator, and the NanoYield DFY platform.

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