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Forte Design Systems

100 Century Center Court 100
San Jose, CA 95112
Website Company Summary Management Team

CEO: Sean Dart (2003)
General Management: Suk-Ha Lee (04/09/2009)
Finance: Jerry McGuire
Technology: John Sanguinetti (2003)
Sales/Marketing: Brett Cline

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Sam H. Lee (Infinity Capital Managing Director) David Evans (Forte Design Systems Chairman);  David Evans (Forte Design Systems Chairman);  David Silverman (3i USA)
Advisory board: Leo de Luna (Saints Capital sr. associate)

Business description: Forte Design Systems helps designers of ASICs, SoCs, and FPGAs achieve considerable reductions in overall design and verification time through the use of previously unavailable design methods. Forte's innovative behavioral synthesis technology enables designers to use a higher level of design abstraction to create complex electronic devices by providing an automated path from high-level algorithms to RTL, including synthesis, verification, and co-simulation. Forte Design Systems' mission is to change the way the world designs electronic devices by delivering innovation, focus, and experience through behavioral design and synthesis software products.
Customers include: SanyoToshiba ;  Bravera;  Epson Research and Development Center ;  MegaChips ;  Netrake;  Oki Electric Industry ;  Seiko Epson
Partners include: Artisan ComponentsCadence Design SystemsCalypto Design Systems CoWareMCINovas SoftwareSynplicityXilinx;  Actis Design;  ESLX;  HD Lab;  MeP;  Model Technology;  MTI;  Summit Design ;  Willamette HDL

Rounds: 5
Recent Fundings: Aug 2010   Dec 2006
Capital raised: 27.3M
Last Round: 2.7M
Ownership: Private  

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Record updated: Aug 2010
Sector: Software
Year Founded: 1999
Rounds: 5
Recent Fundings: Aug 2010   Dec 2006
Capital Raised: 27.3M
Last Round: 2.7M
Ownership: Private