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Badru Agarwala

General Manager, Mentor, a Siemens Business

Badru Agarwala is the General Manager of the Calypto Systems Division since September 2015 at Mentor, a Siemens Business. Badru joined Mentor with the acquisition of Axiom Design Automation Inc. in December 2012. At Axiom, Badru served as the Chief Executive Officer and President; he co-founded the company in 1999. Badru is a co-founder of Silicon Automation Systems (currently Sasken Communication). He also founded and served as President of Frontline Design Automation, acquired by Avant! Corp. in 1997. After the acquisition, he served as Vice President, Front End for Avant!.

Badru's vision for designer productivity improvements stems from his extensive experience working with the design and verification community, in which he has been a pioneer. He holds a Master’s in Computer Engineering from the University of Iowa and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Bombay.

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