Signal Integrity Software Inc. (SiSoft)
Dr. Walter Katz, Chief Scientist for SiSoft, is a pioneer in the development of constraint driven printed circuit board routers. He developed SciCards, the first commercially successful auto-router. Dr. Katz founded Layout Concepts and sold routers through Cadence, Zuken, Daisix, Intergraph and Accel. More than 20,000 copies of his tools have been used worldwide. Dr. Katz developed the first signal integrity tools for a 17 MHz 32-bit minicomputer in the seventies. In 1991, IBM used his software to design a 1 GHz computer. Dr. Katz is active in the IBIS Open Forum, is one of the original developers of the IBIS-AMI Standard, and has focused on developing AMI Modeling software and SerDes channel analysis software. Dr. Katz holds a PhD from the University of Rochester, a BS from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (Tandon School of Engineering, NYU) and has been awarded 5 U.S. Patents.
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