Anirudh Devgan

President & Chief Executive Officer, Cadence

Dr. Anirudh Devgan is President and CEO of Cadence and is a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to becoming CEO in 2021, he was President of Cadence, before which he served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Digital & Signoff and System Verification groups. Prior to joining Cadence in 2012, Dr. Devgan was Corporate VP and member of the executive staff at Magma Design Automation and earlier held management and technical roles at IBM.

Dr. Devgan is widely recognized as one of the leading authorities in electronic design automation (EDA) and successfully pioneered the application of massively parallel and distributed architectures to create several industry firsts and most impactful products in the areas of SPICE simulation, library characterization, place and route, static timing, power, and electromagnetics, among several others. He also drove the first common compiler architecture for emulation and prototyping platforms.

Dr. Devgan is an IEEE Fellow, has written numerous research papers, and holds 27 US patents. He has won several awards, including the prestigious Phil Kaufman Award for his extensive contributions to EDA as well as the IBM Corporate Award and IEEE McCalla Award. Dr. Devgan serves on the boards of the Global Semiconductor Alliance and the Electronic System Design Alliance.

Dr. Devgan received a Bachelor of Technology degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and MS and PhD degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Speech Abstract:

Success in an AI-Driven Era

Today's world is being shaped by three forces of opportunity: AI, digital twins, and the ever-expanding capabilities of semiconductors and electronic systems.  These three forces are driving massive new opportunities in semiconductors, expected to grow to over $1T by 2030, and electronic systems, over $3T by 2027.  

A major component of this growth is the delivery of the silicon infrastructure which makes AI possible.  

AI is also transforming our existing tools and methodologies to deliver unprecedented productivity and quality of results.  And most importantly, AI can unlock new solutions and opportunity not possible without it - in the areas of digital twins and system design, data center and environmental efficiency and digital biosimulation and drug discovery.  We'll discuss these forces and how they are transforming our world, and how we can partner together to deliver success in an AI-driven era.