Juergen Kessler General Manager of BlackForest EDA.
Juergen Kessler founded BlackForest EDA in 2003 and signed representation agreements with multiple EDA and IP / Service organisations. Before starting his own business he was member of the sales team of TransEDA including revenue and technical sales responsibilities. Until 1999 he was member of the Mitsubishi Electric European Semiconductor Headquarter and part of a team, which successfully developed base band ASICs for the telecom industry. His initial professional responsibility until 1993 was to support Mitsubishi Electric’s ASIC business activities in Europe. Starting in 1987 this organization prepared him for his task with a one year trainee program performed at Mitsubishi Electric, Kita-Itami Works in Japan. In 1986 he finished his studies at University of Kaiserslautern with a ‘Dipl. Ing. Elektrotechnik’ degree (which is equivalent to a master degree in electrical engineering).
Udo Muerle partner of BlackForest EDA
Udo Muerle joined BlackForest EDA in January 2013 as partner. Before that he ran Rambus' European business for 7 years. He has rich experiences in Intellectual Property licensing, handling and design, ASIC design, custom chip design, EDA software and design flow, system design, project management and much more. Stations of his work life were Executive Account Manager at Synopsys, Director custom design at Virage Logic and CEO at TransEDA. Udo studied electronic engineering and communication electronics in Stuttgart / Germany. Subsequently he worked for IBM's German lab in Böblingen, where he developed communication subsystems and tested processors. He created several IBM patents. Following IBM, he was TSE / FSE at Texas Instruments driving SPARC processor business in Central Europe and supporting global accounts.