As part of my continuing build-up to DVCon India 2015, I recently discussed with another industry veteran, Dr. Lauro Rizzatti, currently “Investor at Oregon Angel Fund”. It was a pleasure interviewing Lauro, a well known DV expert and understand his views about DVCon, the industry forecasts etc. Read on to learn more:

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[VN] Can you share your experience with DVCon in general please?

[LR] From my perspective as a verification expert, it is the second most important event after DAC (Design Automation Conference).

[VN] What are your thoughts on DVCon-India?

[LR] I am pleased to see that DVCon is now held in India, a country I have been visiting in my previous professional engagement at EVE (Emulation Verification Engineering) from 2002 to 2012.

[VN] What would like to see/add to DVCon-India?

[LR] A panel session on verification or topics related to verification.

[VN] Will you be attending DVCon India 2015?

[LR] Yes. I am supposed to moderate a panel on design verification (DVCon India Panel Proposal: “Supporting the Evolving Verification Flow”).

[VN] Any special comments on DVCon India?

[LR] The communication and publicity on the conference could use improvement.

[VN] How do you find the Design-Verification community in India?

[LR] Since I first visited our customers and attended VLSI Conference in Bangalore about a decade ago, I have seen a remarkable increase in interest and growth in the customer base. I believe this trend will continue.

[VN] What are your views on this year and next year growth about Semiconductor Industry? India in particular?

[LR] According to the SIA (Semiconductor Industry Association), the worldwide growth in 2015 and for the next three years is projected to surpass 3%, reaching double digits in US and ASIA. Propelled by the “Make in India” government initiative, I would expect to see India enjoying similar growth.

[VN] Pleasure talking to you Lauro, thanks for your time. See you at DVCon India!


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Brief Biography:

“Dr. Lauro Rizzatti is a verification consultant and industry expert on hardware emulation. Previously, Lauro held positions in management, product marketing, technical marketing, and engineering. He can be reached at”


Ajeetha Kumari:

Serial women entrepreneur in the field of VLSI & EDA, successfully leading 4 ventures over the last 10 years. Ajeetha holds a Masters degree in EE from the prestigious IIT-Chennai/Madras and a Bachelors degree from TCE, Madurai! Ajeetha serves as the General Vice Chair of DVCon India in 2014 & 2015.