was founded in 2000 with Jack Harding as the founding CEO and Seth Neiman of Crosspoint Venture Partners as the first venture investor and outside Board member. They both remain involved in the company today, with Jack continuing as CEO and Seth now serving as Chairman of the Board.
Both Harding and Neiman brought important and complementary skills to eSilicon that helped the company maneuver through some very challenging times. Prior to eSilicon, Jack was President and CEO of Cadence Design Systems, at the time the largest EDA supplier in the industry. He assumed the leadership role at Cadence after its acquisition of Cooper