System on Chip Seminar
Joachim Kunkel is the VP/GM of the System Level Design business unit of Synopsys Inc., Mountain View, California, which develops and markets the CoCentric(tm) system level design product family. Joachim's business unit is also responsible for the COSSAP and Behavioral Compiler products and has been a key contributor to the Open SystemC Initiative from the very beginning.
Prior to joining Synopsys Joachim was a managing director of CADIS GmbH, a company he had co-founded in 1989 in Aachen, Germany. CADIS GmbH focused on the development of system level design tools for digital signal processing and providing specialized design services for wireless communication systems.
From 1984 to 1989 Joachim was a research assistant at the Aachen University of Technology's 'Lehrstuhl fuer Elektrische Regelungstechnik', where he conducted research in the area of system level simulation techniques for digital signal processing, with special emphasis on parallel computing.
Joachim Kunkel received a 'Dipl.-Ing. der Nachrichtentechnik' degree from the Aachen University of Technology, Aachen, Germany in 1984.