Tom Beckley is Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Custom IC & PCB Group at Cadence. His product responsibilities include the Virtuoso(r) design environment, physical design and routing, and simulation product lines for full-custom digital and analog design; infrastructure such as the OpenAccess database and the process design kits (PDKs) that are essential for physical IC design; the Allegro(r) and OrCAD(r) design and routing solutions; and Sigrity(tm)high-speed analysis solutions for PCBs and IC packaging.
In addition, Beckley is executive sponsor of the Cadence Quality Initiative, a sustained corporate focus on developing and deploying processes enabling design, implementation, and delivery of high-quality, full-featured products.
Beckley joined Cadence in 2004 via the acquisition of Neolinear, a DARPA funded start up, where he served as President and CEO. Neolinear developed innovative auto-interactive and automated analog/RF tools and solutions for mixed-signal design. Prior to Neolinear, Beckley was head of the Systems Division at Avant! Corporation. He came to Avant! through the acquisition of Xynetix Design Systems, the market leader in advanced IC packaging and systems-level virtual prototyping, where he was President and CEO. Prior to Xynetix, Beckley held engineering and management positions at Harris Corporation and General Motors.
Beckley received his B.S. in mathematics and physics from Kalamazoo College and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.