The ECE Department would like to congratulate our Chair for the Board of Advisors, Dr. Babek Taheri, for his appointment as CEO of Silvaco, Inc. Dr. Taheri is a UC Davis graduate, holding his Ph.D in biomedical engineering and majoring both EECS and Neuroscience. He is a product development visionary, working for global tech companies. In 2015 he received the DEAM (Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal) award, recognizing him as a professional with 15 years (or more) of experience, impressive achievements, and notable contributions to the College of Engineering. He has served as Silvaco’s CTO, appointed only last year. This year, he takes his seat as the CEO of Silvaco, a role achieved from his three decades of expertise in engineering and executive experience. Dr. Taheri also holds 28 issued patents and has authored more than 20 published articles. We are tremendously proud of Dr. Taheri’s accomplishments and wish him success as Silvaco’s leadership.
Silvaco was founded in 1984 as a privately owned provider of EDA software. The company offers analog semiconductor process, device and design automation solutions in CMOS, bipolar, SiGe and compound tech.