brings leadership in engineering management of production software MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - May 15, 2003 - ReShape, Inc. today announced the appointment of Joe Mastroianni as vice president of engineering.
"We're very pleased to add Joe
to the ReShape
executive team as we continue to meet the industry's needs for a proven chip implementation system.Joe
has demonstrated a keen ability to produce and deliver production products on time, as well as to keep customers satisfied at the 'bleeding edge' of technology consumption." Mastroianni was vice president of product development at Adaptive Silicon, Inc. where he built a team of 20 engineers to develop the industry's first embedded reprogrammable logic design flow for platform-based chip design.Prior to ASI, he was with Cadence Design Systems Inc. (NYSE: CDN) for 10 years, most recently as vice president of design methodology engineering.
While at Cadence, he
was responsible for a worldwide team of 150 engineers, with major account responsibility for IBM, Mitsubishi, Toshiba, Siemens, STMicrosystems
(then SGS Thomson) and Sony
.His career also included two years at Intel where he managed the physical design CAD group, and seven years as a member of the technical staff at the RCA Microelectronics Center.
"Unlike most EDA startups, ReShape's
original technology has been used to design ten of the most challenging chips to date," said Mastroianni
."Over the past six years, ReShape engineers have quietly solved several of the industry's perennial problems in hierarchical design, including floorplanning, the physical design flow, design constraint management, nanometer scale physical design, and design data management.A company could be built on any one of these software solutions." Mastroianni
has come to market with a product that's more technically proven than any point tool solution offered by a startup.The company is staffed by an industry 'A team,' and my experience in bringing commercial tools to customers is both complimentary and timely." Mastroianni holds a Master of Science degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Rutgers University.He
has published several science fiction short stories, and his
first novel will be published in the Spring of 2005.A partner in Magee Scientific, he was formerly with an expeditionary team funded by the National Science Foundation to research the use of alternative energy on Antarctica.
While on Antarctica, he
also designed, constructed, and deployed an 802.11x network for harsh climates.