Conklin reports to Richard Lucier, Carbon's president and chief executive officer (CEO), and is charged with developing and managing Carbon's worldwide sales and marketing strategy. He succeeds Scott Seaton, now president and CEO of Oasys Design Systems, and will work from Carbon's corporate headquarters in Acton, Mass.
In making today's announcement, Lucier noted Conklin's accomplishments as a high-achieving, results-oriented leader. "Hal's experience working within the Electronic Design Automation industry, along with his creativity and sales and marketing expertise, will service us well."
Conklin has a long and distinguished career in increasingly responsible roles. Most recently, he was CEO of BlueSteel Solutions, an IT management and consulting company he founded. Previously, he co-founded EDA startup CLK Design Automation and served as vice president of sales and marketing.
He has also served as vice president of sales for Revit Technology, a company acquired by Autodesk and vice president of worldwide sales at EDA software supplier Chrysalis Symbolic Design, now part of Synopsys Inc. Prior to Chrysalis, Conklin was a top sales performer at Cadence Design System, Valid Logic and Analog Design Tools.
Conklin has a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from San Jose State University.
"Carbon has all the elements necessary for success, including a distinguished list of top customers and excellent partners including ARM and Samsung as investors," notes Conklin. "In addition, they have an unmatched lineup of products, a very exciting roadmap and an exceptional team focused on executing the plan. I look forward to expanding Carbon's role in this critical market."
About Carbon Design Systems
Carbon Design Systems offers the industry's only unified virtual prototype solution along with the only solution for accurate intellectual property (IP) model creation. Carbon virtual prototypes can execute at hundreds of MIPS and with 100% accuracy to enable application software development, detailed architectural analysis and secure IP model distribution. Only Carbon provides a solution that delivers a trusted path to accuracy. Carbon's customers are systems, semiconductor and IP companies that focus on wireless, networking, and consumer electronics. Carbon investors include Samsung Venture Investment Corporation and ARM Holdings. Carbon is headquartered at 125 Nagog Park, Acton, Mass., 01720. Telephone: (978) 264-7300. Facsimile: (978) 264-9990. Email: Email Contact. Website: www.carbondesignsystems.com.
Carbon Design Systems is a trademark of Carbon Design Systems Inc. Carbon acknowledges trademarks or registered trademarks of other organizations for their respective products and services.
Note to Editors:
A digital photo of Hal Conklin is available upon request. Send requests to:
For more information, contact: Bill Neifert Vice President of Business Development Carbon Design Systems (978) 264-7302 Email Contact Nanette Collins Public Relations Carbon Design Systems (617) 437-1822 Email Contact