Anantha Sethuraman, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Anantha Sethuraman joined DFMSim as chief executive officer in November 2007.

Before joining DFMSim, Dr. Sethuraman served as vice president of Design-for- Manufacturing (DFM) in the Silicon Engineering Group at Synopsys Inc.  Before Synopsys, he held executive and key technical management positions at FEI Company, KLA-Tencor, and Cypress Semiconductor.  He also founded and led a successful high-tech start-up.

Dr. Sethuraman has over 100 publications and/or presentations in semiconductor processing.  He has been issued 34 patents in the areas of CMP, semiconductor chip design, defect inspection, and process control.  As an expert in these fields, he has been an invited speaker at the International Symposium on Semiconductor Manufacturing, various SEMI events, the SEMI Nano Forum, Technology Panels on U.S. Competitiveness in NanoElectronics, VLSI Multilevel Interconnect Conference, Electrochemical Society Conference, and a number of industry forums.

Dr. Sethuraman earned a bachelor of engineering degree from National Institute of Technology (India), a M.S and Ph.D. in materials science from the University of Kentucky.  He is also a graduate of the AEA-Stanford Executive Institute.