PR: XtremeEDA hires Kamran Haqqani as Vice President of Strategy

Kamran Haqqani joins as Vice President of Strategy

Ottawa, Canada – November 10, 2021 – XtremeEDA, a leading provider of professional design and functional verification services solutions announced today that semiconductor industry veteran Kamran Haqqani has joined the company as Vice President of Strategy.

Mr. Haqqani was most recently Director of Engineering at Maxim Integrated in Dallas, Texas where he led a team of highly skilled digital IC Design, Firmware and Mixed signal Verification teams. He has developed and deployed advanced frontend to backend methodologies which helped introduce over 30+ tapeouts with first pass functionally sampleable products. He has also been a member and co-chair of DVCon mixed signal technical program committee.

“I am very pleased to welcome Kamran to the XtremeEDA team,” said Dr Claude CloutierCEO of XtremeEDA“He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in mixed signal verification, developing quality verification methodologies, and has demonstrated multiple first pass tape out successes which are core to XtremeEDA. I worked closely with Kamran twenty years ago and have been impressed with his contributions to the verification community over the years. We are pleased to welcome him back as part of the executive team. Kamran’s strategic insight is a key part of our    plans and he will help us drive our strategy and our growth in his new role as VP of Strategy.”

Prior to his tenure at Maxim, Mr. Haqqani held positions in technology companies such as Synopsys, Cadence and Sigpro Wireless. His extensive years of experience in ASIC design and verification has made him an industry recognized leader in low power and mixed signal design. He holds a degree in Electronic Engineering from Carleton University and multiple certifications in Project Management, Leadership, AI/automation from Stanford and MIT.

About XtremeEDA

Founded in 2002, XtremeEDA is a leading provider of professional design and functional verification services solutions. Along with its RISC-V partner it offers a robust portfolio of services and educational resources, and a single-source solution for architectural modeling, intellectual property integration, and verification of highly complex ASIC, SoC, and FPGA chips. The company has a strong track record of working with both tool providers and developers to define best-in-class design methodologies and reuse practices that provide the competitive advantage in the rapidly evolving electronics market. The company headquarters in Ottawa, Canada with a US-based subsidiary, XtremeEDA USA, located in Austin, Texas. For information about our services and offerings, visit

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