Sir Hossein Yassaie joins Agile Analog

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Agile Analog has announced that Sir Hossein Yassaie, founder and CEO of Imagination, has become a non-exec at the Cambridge analogue EDA start-up.

Agile Analog is working to change the analog IP market through the automation of the design and delivery of analog IP for microchips.

Using an AI-driven approach, the company has automated the traditionally manual design process and is creating Analog IP that is more customisable, more reliable and available on any semiconductor process. The availability of high- quality Analog IP will enable Agile Analog’s customers to integrate more functionality on chip and bring innovative solutions to market faster.

“Agile Analog is changing the status quo by addressing the long-standing inefficiencies in creating and delivering analogue circuits across process technologies. The revolutionary automated approach leads to efficient and timely availability of much-needed high-quality, reliable and easy-to-use analogue IP. There is no doubt in my mind that Agile Analog is set to disrupt the semiconductor industry,” said Sir Hossein. “I’m thrilled to be joining such a distinguished team, and I am looking forward to helping drive Agile Analog's rapid growth and bring their Analog IP products to the global semiconductor market.”

Commenting Tim Ramsdale, CEO, said “As we launch more customisable Analog IP products and extend our global footprint, Sir Hossein couldn’t have joined us at a better time.”

Agile Analog, recently announced an Innovate UK grant as well as the closure of a $5m pre-A funding round.

  • Sir Hossein Yassaie was founder and CEO of Imagination Technologies until 2016, where he created a semiconductor IP business powering billions of devices. He was also behind the iconic consumer brand Pure. He now has a number of non-executives, chairmanships, directorships and investments in numerous disruptive global tech companies.