Crossing the Chasm: From Technology to Valuable Enterprise

Ajoy Bose, former chairman, president and chief executive officer of Atrenta Inc.

On Tuesday evening, March 1, 2016, the ESD Alliance (formerly EDAC) hosted an installment of the very popular and informative Jim Hogan Emerging Companies Series, “Crossing the Chasm: From Technology to Valuable Enterprise” where we explored concepts and best practices for emerging companies. This installment featured a conversation with Ajoy Bose , former chairman, president and chief executive officer of Atrenta Inc. (Atrenta was recently acquired by Synopsys.) This event was held in conjunction with DVCon.

Jim and Ajoy discussed his experiences “crossing the chasm” from a technology company to a valuable enterprise, leveraging Ajoy’s experience at multiple EDA companies, including Atrenta.

Dr. Bose founded Atrenta, Inc. in 2001. He began his career at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, N.J. and spent 12 years in a series of increasingly responsible positions ending as department head, Integrated Circuit Design Automation Department.

From AT&T, he moved to Cadence Design Systems where he served as vice president of Engineering. In this role, he managed and led the team that pioneered the Verilog simulation products. Prior to establishing Atrenta, Dr. Bose was founder and president of Software & Technologies, Inc. and Interra, Inc. During his tenure as Chairman and CEO of Interra, Dr. Bose incubated and spun out a number of successful ventures in EDA, Digital Video, and IT services.

Ajoy received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India, which awarded him the Distinguished Alumni award. He earned a Master of Science degree and a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.


James Hogan, Managing Partner, Vista Ventures, LLC
Ajoy Bose, former chairman, president and CEO of Atrenta Inc.

Video preview of the discussion with Ajoy Bose. ESD Alliance members can view the full video (login required).

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Steve PollockESD Alliance Emerging Companies Committee

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Graham BellESD Alliance Tradeshow Committee

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