Artifact Details

Title

Costello, Joe (Joseph) oral history

Catalog Number

102658275

Type

Text

Date

2008-05-16

Contributor

Addison, Craig, Editor
Costello, Joseph (Joe), Interviewee
Herscher, Penny, Interviewer

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

29 p.

Description

Joesph "Joe" Costello obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and Physics from Harvey Mudd College and Master's Degrees in Physics from Yale University and the University of California, Berkeley. He joined National Semiconductor after graduating and worked in speech synthesis and speech recognition. In 1984 he joined a computer aided design (CAD) company called SDA Systems, which had been founded by his former supervisor at National, Jim Solomon. Costello was appointed president of SDA systems in 1986 and two years later was instrumental in merging SDA with ECAD to form a new company, Cadence Design Systems. Shortly after, Costello was named CEO of Cadence and served in that capacity until his retirement from the company in 1997. During his tenure at Cadence Costello oversaw a number of EDA acquisitions including Tangent, Gateway and Valid Logic, and introduced new business models for the EDA industry.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Electronic design automation (EDA); semiconductor history; Programming; Software; Electronics; University of California, Berkeley; Speech synthesis; Analog computer; Digital computer; SPICE; Calma Company; Verilog; HDL; Gate array; Standard cell; Frameworks; integrated circuit; Cadence; Mentor Graphics; Synopsys; ECAD; SDA Systems; Avant!; Arcsys; National Semiconductor Corporation; Intergraph; Solomon, Jim; Newton, Richard; Jones, Harvey; Hsu, Gerry; Langler, Gerry

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Lot Number

X4432.2008