Gilles S.C. Lamant (Distinguished Engineer) holds an engineering degree (MsEE) from ESIEE (Ecole Supérieure d’ingénieurs en Electronique et Electrotechnique), Paris, France. After holding several customer-facing positions in the Cadence Services organization focusing on custom (analog) design in multiple countries (US, Japan, Russia), he joined the Virtuoso Custom Platform R&D team in 2003. His interests are usually found below Metal1, at the device level. He pioneered the Virtuoso FinFET implementation and has been focusing on the photonics layers for the past few years. In that capacity, he has led the partnership between Cadence and other ecosystem companies driving the integration and co-development of the EPDA platform around the Virtuoso® platform as well as organic development related to photonics, such as CurvyCore™ technology or optical signal modeling in Spectre/VerilogA. His current focus is on solving the challenges found when assembling systems including photonics chip(lets). Gilles is a Senior Member of IEEE and hold over 20 patents in the design automation area.
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