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Dave Kelf
Chief Marketing Officer at Breker Verification Systems


Dave Kelf, is responsible for marketing, strategic programs and channel management for the Portable Stimulus solutions leader Breker Verification Systems. In addition, Kelf recently spearheaded and managed the Verification 3.0 industry consortium. He previously served as the marketing VP at formal verification provider OneSpin Solutions, and before that was president and CEO of Sigmatix, Inc., a wireless IP provider. At Cadence Design Systems, he was responsible for the Verilog and VHDL verification product lines. As marketing VP at Co-Design Automation and then Synopsys, Kelf oversaw the successful introduction and growth of the SystemVerilog language, before running marketing for Novas Software (now Synopsys), noted for the Verdi product line. Kelf started his career as an IC design and verification engineer for Plessey and Nortel. Dave holds a BSc in Electronic Computer Systems and an MSc in Microelectronics, as well as an MBA.

Agenda Sessions

  • The RISC-V Open ISA’s shock Wave of Processor Innovation that's Causing a Seismic Shift in SoC Verification Requirements