Ashok Kulkarni Joins S2C as Director of North American Applications Engineering

Brings Senior Applications Engineering Experience to S2C Team

San Jose, CA, February 1, 2011 – S2C Inc., a leading rapid SoC/ASIC prototyping solutions provider, announced that Ashok Kulkarni has joined the company as Director of North American Applications Engineering.

S2C is strengthening its US operations to better support North American customers. Ashok is a design verification, emulation and prototyping expert with over 20 years of experience in these fields. Mon-Ren Chene, S2C’s Chairman and CTO said, "We welcome Ashok to the S2C team. His depth of knowledge and experience will help us to contribute to our customers’ success. We are making a serious investment in our US operations by adding senior staff of the caliber of Ashok."

About Ashok Kulkarni

Ashok Kulkarni began his career as an ASIC design engineer. His twenty years experience spans both the semiconductor and EDA industries. He has held various positions in ASIC/FPGA design, applications support, ASIC consulting, and sales and technical marketing. He has worked in various capacities for Synopsys, Cadence, Mentor Graphics, Synplicity and Semi-Custom Logic. Mr. Kulkarni holds an MSEE from Louisiana State University and an MSEE from Bombay University.

About S2C

Founded and headquartered in San Jose, California, S2C has been successfully delivering rapid SoC prototyping tools since 2003.  S2C provides:

  • Rapid SoC FPGA-based prototyping hardware systems plus design and verification software.
  • Third-party Prototype Ready IP™
  • SoC design, prototype and production services

S2C’s value proposition is our highly qualified engineering team and customer-focused sales force that understands our customers’ commercial SoC development needs.  S2C’s unique FPGA-based electronic system level (ESL) solution, using our patented TAI IP technology, enables designers to quickly assemble FPGA-based SoC prototypes on S2C FPGA boards easily and securely.  This gives customers an early start on software development, typically the long pole item in development schedules. Combining rapid prototyping methodologies with a comprehensive portfolio of Prototype Ready™ IP and advanced design solutions, S2C can greatly reduce the SoC design cycle.

In addition to the headquarters in San Jose, CA, S2C currently has 4 direct offices located in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen and HsinChu. S2C is also the organizer of the annual SoCIP seminar and exhibition in China, which brings SoC designers/professionals from the Asia-Pacific region together with international silicon IP and SoC solution vendors. For more information, visit

Contacts for S2C:

Steve Pollock, S2C Inc., San Jose, Phone: +1 408 600-0547 Michel Cao, S2C Inc., Shanghai, Phone: +86 21 6887 9287


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