Biography: Serge Leef

Serge Leef

Serge Leef is the Vice President of New Ventures and General Manager of the System-Level Engineering Division at Mentor Graphics Corporation. He is responsible for identifying and developing product opportunities for EDA in adjacent, systems-oriented markets. His past responsibilities at Mentor included: hwr/swr coverification, analog/mixed signal simulation and automotive networking.

Prior to joining Mentor Graphics in 1990, Leef was responsible for design automation at Silicon Graphics, where his team created revolutionary high-speed simulation tools to enable design of high speed 3D graphics chips that defined state-of-the-art in visualization, imaging, gaming and special effects for a decade.

Prior to 1987, Leef managed a CAE/CAD organization at Microchip Inc. From 1982 to 1987 he worked at Intel Corp. developing functional and physical design and verification tools for major 8- and 16-bit microcontroller and microprocessor programs. Serge holds a BSEE and MSCS from Arizona State University.

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