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.
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.
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.
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.
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.