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Advisory Board Profiles

Donald Chan

Don Chan is the Vice President of R&D at Cadence.  He leads a global team of Applications and R&D engineers responsible for Foundry support for advanced Process Nodes.  He graduated from Santa Clara University with a MS degree in Electrical Engineering.

Don joined Cadence in Nov 2018. Prior to his current role, he held several leadership positions at Synopsys since 1993 where he led a global organization of Applications and R&D engineers responsible for providing RTL-GDS solutions for advanced IC Design.  Don taught classes in Digital and Analog Integrated Circuits for 2 years as a part-time lecturer.  He began his engineering career at Spectrum Software in 1986 and joined Fujitsu Microelectronics in 1988 as an ASIC Design Engineer