General Manager and Senior Vice President of RTL Business Unit
Mr. Kulkarni joined Apache through the acquisition of Sequence Design, where he served as the President and CEO since 2002 and led the Company to a leadership position in RTL Design for Power (DFP)TM solutions. He set the Company's vision and delivered power, timing and signal integrity products for nanometer systems-on-chip design. Mr. Kulkarni is now responsible for leading Apache’s RTL Business Unit as Senior Vice President and General Manager. Mr. Kulkarni has over 32 years of experience in the EDA and semiconductor industries, including General Manager and Vice President of Avant!'s Silicon Business Unit, responsible for Silicon IP and Process Modeling tools. Prior to Avant!, Mr. Kulkarni held various engineering and marketing positions in Meta-Software, VLSI, National and Fairchild. Mr. Kulkarni holds an M.S. E.E. degree in Solid State Electronics from the University of Cincinnati and B.Tech (EE) from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.