Meet the Team

Devadas Varma
CEO & Co-Founder

Devadas was the Senior Director responsible for SDAccel, the EDN ACE Ultimate SDK award winning product for C and OpenCL direct compilation to FPGA at Xilinx. He also managed the HLS group after Xilinx acquired AutoESL, where he was the COO. Both SDAccel and HLS teams won the Xilinx Ross Freeman Award for the best software product of the year. Prior to that he held various executive and management positions including CEO and Chairman of Calypto (acquired by Mentor Graphics), CTO of Ambit Design Systems (acquired by Cadence) as well as being a Cadence Fellow and VP of Engineering at Cadence Design Systems. He has several patents and publications and has served as a board member of Acadia One, Optim Networks and Calypto. He was also a Managing Director of two Venture Funds, Caltos Capital and 7719 Ventures. Recently, he served as the acting VP of Engineering at rEniac.

Fernando Martinez Vallina
VP Technical Services & Co-Founder

Fernando was the Senior Manager for the award winning Advanced Technology Group at Xilinx, where he led the development and creation of Xilinx Reconfigurable Acceleration Cluster in a Box and the interfaces for deployment of FPGA devices inside of OpenStack managed cloud infrastructure. Prior to this, he was a Senior Software Development Manager for SDAccel, the EDN ACE Ultimate SDK award winning product for C and OpenCL direct compilation to Xilinx FPGA devices. He was also a Senior Applications engineer in the HLS group after Xilinx acquired AutoESL. Both SDAccel and HLS teams won the Xilinx Ross Freeman Award for best software product of the year. Prior to that he held various software development positions at Synfora (acquired by Synopsys). He holds multiple patents in compiler design.