Hall of Fame 2017
Dan Page earned a BSEE from NC State University in1985 while working at General Electric’s Microelectronics Center in Research Triangle Park. Upon graduating, Mr. Page joined Advanced Micro Devices in Austin, Texas where he transitioned from chip design to the development and support of design automation software.
In 1987 he returned to North Carolina to join four of his GE colleagues at Integrated Silicon Systems as one of the first employees at the RTP-based startup that specialized in developing electronic design automation (EDA) applications for the semiconductor market. ISS was one of the early EDA startups in RTP and was one of the first investments of Durham-based venture capitalist firm Intersouth Partners. Mr. Page was responsible for product development and was the Vice President of Engineering when ISS went public in 1994. He has continued with the company through various acquisitions and today serves as a Vice President of Research and Development in the Design Group at Synopsys, Inc., a $2.6 billion global software company with more than 11,000 employees
During the past 30 years Mr. Page has held numerous roles, focusing primarily on software used for physical and electrical validation of chip designs, a critical component of the semiconductor industry’s ability to deliver advanced designs containing billions of nanometer scale transistors. Outside of Synopsys, he serves as an industry representative on the US Commerce Department’s Information Systems Technical Advisory Committee and is an avid pilot and cyclist.