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About Grant Martin

Grant Martin is a Chief Scientist at Tensilica, Inc. in Santa Clara, California. Before that, Grant worked for Burroughs in Scotland for 6 years; Nortel/BNR in Canada for 10 years; and Cadence Design Systems for 9 years, eventually becoming a Cadence Fellow in their Labs. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mathematics (Combinatorics and Optimisation) from the University of Waterloo, Canada, in 1977 and 1978.

Grant is a co-author or co-editor of nine books dealing with SoC design, SystemC, UML, modelling, EDA for integrated circuits and system-level design, including the first book on SoC design published in Russian. His most recent book, “ESL Design and Verification�, written with Brian Bailey and Andrew Piziali, was published by Elsevier Morgan Kaufmann in February, 2007.

He was co-chair of the DAC Technical Programme Committee for Methods for 2005 and 2006. His particular areas of interest include system-level design, IP-based design of system-on-chip, platform-based design, and embedded software. Grant is a Senior Member of the IEEE.