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Jamil R. Mazzawi

Jamil has founded Optima in 2014, to resolve the number the #1 challenge faced today by semiconductor engineers, a challenge that is inhibiting and slowing down penetrating of the automotive segment of semiconductors: Functional Safety.

Jamil has over 25 years’ experience in the semiconductor and EDA industries, both in Silicon Valley and Israel. He worked at engineering, sales and managerial positions at: Ornet Data Communication, Verisity Inc., Rambus, Sun Microsystems, Jasper Design Automation and now Optima. At these companies, he was involved in developing industry-changing technologies and tools like: Verisity’s eRM, constraint-random-verification methodology (later called OVM and UVM), vManager, low-power formal verification flow, Fault-Simulation-Engine, Soft-error-selective-hardening, Safety-BIST and others.

Jamil authored and co-authored 7 patents in formal-verification of low-power design, fault-simulations, functional-safety and ISO-26262 solutions. He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the Technion, Israel and MBA from San Jose University, CA.