About Andrew Yang

Dr. Andrew Yang co-founded Apache Design Solutions in 2001, which was acquired by ANSYS, Inc. in August of 2011. Dr. Yang serves as president of the Apache subsidiary and vice president and general manager of ANSYS. Dr. Yang grew Apache from a single product company to a multi-product platform provider of power analysis and optimization solutions for chip, package and system designs. Prior to co-founding Apache, Dr. Yang was an active investor in several successful EDA start-ups, bringing innovative technologies to the design community. In 1993, Dr. Yang founded Anagram and served as chairman and chief technical officer. In 1996, Anagram was acquired by Avant!. Dr. Yang is a tenured professor at University of Washington and received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Apache Design Acquisition Done Right

PrintTwo years ago, ANSYS, Inc. acquired Apache Design to broaden its presence in the IC-aware system simulation market, particularly for the high-growth mobile and consumer electronics segments. We had a vision of combining chip-level analysis and modeling solutions from Apache with package and systems electromagnetics, thermal/fluids and mechanical simulation platforms from ANSYS, to enable the next generation of low-power, energy-efficient products. We had also underscored our commitment toward customers’ success by providing continuous support and technology innovation. On our two-year anniversary, we reflect on the progress that we have made toward this vision.

Since the acquisition by ANSYS, Apache has achieved: Continue reading