Company and Community

Metrics’ headquarters and engineering team is located in Ottawa, Canada. The engineering team includes simulation technologists, IC design verification experts, modern software, cloud and UI developers, and verification application consultants. This unique combination of skills and shared vision has lead to Metrics’ first product - the Cloud Simulator and Verification Manager.

An open platform philosophy has allowed Metrics to form many valuable relationships, even at the early stages. Avery Design Systems for VIP, Google Cloud for SaaS infrastructure, and XtremeEDA for engineering services are strategic partners and trusted community members. Additional community partners are to be announced soon and the ecosystem will continue to grow in line with customer needs.

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Doug Letcher

President and CEO

Letcher has extensive technology leadership experience in functional verification. Immediately prior to Metrics, he was Vice President of Engineering at verification services firm XtremeEDA for nearly nine years, where he built and led a team of 70 engineers, executing verification projects for more than 50 customers. He received his BS in Electrical Engineering from University of Waterloo.

David Jones

Chief Technology Officer

Jones has been in the semiconductor industry for over 20 years, starting in the DRAM design industry at MOSAID Technologies, then going onto to co-found XtremeEDA and now Metrics. He has worked with many complex technologies, including ARC, PowerPC and x86 microprocessors; encryption; ATM and video processing. David has a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Ottawa and a MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto.

Gerard Desmond

VP Business Development

After nearly twenty years with industry pioneers Tektronix and Cadence, Desmond has worked with and consulted for over a dozen start-ups and successful early stage organizations. Areas of expertise include semiconductor and electronic systems design technology, semiconductor intellectual property, and related professional services. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering and MBA studies from Northeastern University.

Jim Hogan

Board Chairman

For more than 40 years, Hogan has worked in the semiconductor design and manufacturing industry, as a senior executive in EDA, intellectual property, semiconductor equipment, material science, and information technology companies. He is currently the managing partner of Vista Ventures, LLC. and serves on the board of directors of several private companies. Additionally, he is a strategic advisor to several private and public companies. He has degrees in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, and a MBA from San Jose State University.

Advisory Board

Additional board members and advisers will be announced. Metrics is assembling a world class team of advisors for IC design verification and related data analytics.

Cloud-based IC Verification Market

The last decade has seen monumental evolution in IC sophistication, and continued advances lie ahead. As mobile and IoT devices become increasingly ubiquitous in everyday life, their reliability is paramount and represents the most complex challenge faced by semiconductor and systems companies. High quality, efficient hardware verification is a critical element of modern IC design, representing approximately 70% of total IC development time and resources - Wilson Research 2016.

Given the continual increase in IC design size and complexity, traditional verification methods no longer scale. As such, the approximately $1.2B verification market, of which functional simulation accounts for half, is evolving to include advances made popular in other industries, such as Cloud-based Software as a Service solutions - ESD Alliance 2016.

The market for Cloud-based Electronic Design Automation is expected to reach $7.6B by 2022 - Market Research Futures 2016.

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