Alberto S-V grew up in Milan Italy, studying the Classics. “Greek was my love”, he said. At one point he thought he might enter a career in family psychotherapy. He eventually chose a path in engineering, although that was not his first choice. After graduating from Milan Polytechnic, he became an assistant professor. He specialized in Network Theory. In 1975 he had a chance to go to UC Berkeley as a visiting researcher. He quickly fell in love with the people and culture there eventually becoming a full professor. He has been a major force in the Electronic Design Automation Industry, conducting seminal research and helping to form some of the most important companies in that industry.
semiconductor history; Cadence; Soloman design automation (SDA); ECAD; Synopsys; Synthesis; University of California, Berkeley; Newton, Richard; Ku, Ernie; Milan Polytechnic; Gateway Design Automation; de Geus, Aart; Embedded Systems; Marelli, Magneti; Electronic design automation (EDA)