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Eli Sternheim

Dr. Eli Sternheim has more than 25 years of experience in engineering, management, entrepreneurship, business and investment. He received his B.Sc. in EE from the Technion in 1969, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in EE from Carnegie Mellon University in 1971 and 1974, respectively. Eli worked at the Westinghouse R&D center before moving to Silicon Valley. Here he has worked for a few startups, such as Trilogy, Zoran and Nexgen (later went public and was acquired by AMD). In 1991 Eli co- founded interHDL, a software electronic design automation (EDA) company where he was the president and CEO. He wrote the book "Digital Design and Synthesis with Verilog HDL" and served as the chairman of the Architectural Committee for Open Verilog International (OVI). In 1998, interHDL was sold to Avant! Corporation. Since 1995 Eli has been investing in high-tech startups, such as Ambit (sold to Cadence for $260M), Magma (IPO in 2001), InterVideo (IPO in 2003) and many others. He currently holds a portfolio of a few dozen companies and serves on the advisory boards of Knowlent, Atrenta and RunTime Design Automation.