Faysal A. Sohail

Faysal Sohail joined CMEA Capital in 2002 as a Managing Director. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of AirTight Networks, Applied Wave Research, Danotek Motions Technologies, Evolution Robotics, Multigig; and Faysal previously served on the board of Alien Technology, A123 Systems, Pyxis Technology and Symwave. Mr. Sohail brings with him more than a decade of senior executive experience in engineering, marketing and business development. He was CEO of Cadabra Design Automation and managed its acquisition by Numerical Technologies (Nasdaq:NMTC) where he served as Sr. Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations. Prior to Numerical Technologies, Faysal was Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy for Synopsys Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS). In 1990, he co-founded Silicon Architects, which was acquired by Synopsys in 1995. Earlier in his career, Faysal spent several years in IC design engineering and marketing positions with Actel Corporation (ACTL) and LSI Logic Corporation (LSI).

Mr. Sohail holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), where he also served on the College of Engineering Advisory Board (CEAB), and is Chairman of the Board of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation.


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