Larry Timm has over 27 years of experience in high-technology sales and general management, including sales positions at Teradyne and Novellus, where he was an early-stage employee.
He has served as VP Sales and Marketing for Athens Corp, a supplier of chemical handling equipment for semiconductor manufacturing prior to its successful acquisition; Director of International Sales and Operations for Tencor prior to its merger with KLA; Vice President of Sales, Service and Marketing for Speedline; and VP International and then VP/GM of the Web Application group, prior to its successful acquisition by Oracle. He has worked in Japanese selling situations since 1991.
MIT; Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management SM, Marketing State University of New York at Binghamton BA, Biology 1970 – 1974
Nobuyuki Imamura has over 25 years of experience in high-tech sales and management in Japan, all for the local subsidiaries of US-based companies. He is a highly sought after expert on the issues inherent in and sol merging the two business cultures.
He has served as President and Representative Director of the Japanese subsidiaries of Aspect Development, Empirix and CoWare, building value in each case that led to successful outcomes for the companies.
He also held senior sales management positions at Cadence Design Systems. He graduated from Keio University with a degree in electrical engineering.
Toshiyuki Hiramatsu has more than 20 years of sales and management experience in Network industry.
He started his career as a sales rep in Unisys Japan and served as product promotion manager at Unisys Head Quarter in Detroit. From 1992, he had been General Manager of Network Business Unit at Fuji Xerox for 8 years. After having experienced a Country Manager at Alteon Networks, he served as Chairman of Board of Nortel Networks Japan and President and Representative of Nortel Japan.
As Nortel’s president, he focused on building relationships with highly strategic customers of telecommunication in Japan and succeeded in bringing value to both the customers and Notel. He successfully transformed Notel's regional presence to the Japan market, establishing Notel as the market leader. He graduated from Rikkyo University with bachelor's degree of economics.
Masumi Takahashi has more than 25 years of sales in semiconductor IP(Intellectual Property) , EDA, semiconductor devices and test equipment industry and senior management in Japan.
From 1999, he had served as Representative Director of Tensilica K.K., and later, he was Senior Executive Consultant of Tensilica. Now, he is Country Manager of Sonics Japan Office. Prior to Tensilica, he was Sales Manager at Nihon Synopsys, VLSI Technologies and Teradyne.He has done in starting and growing the Tensilica Japan and built strong business relationship with major customers in Japan and contributed to their big revenue growth.
Katsumasa Maki has more than 34 years of sales and senior management experience in EDA, design service、semiconductor IP, embedded SW development and TCAD market.
He started his career as a sales rep in Marubeni Hytech and had been sales director of Mentor Graphics, leading vendor in the market, and Magma Design Automation. He served as senior management of global sales for Nihon Synopsys.
He built strong relationships with major electrical manufacturers in Japan. He contributed to revenue growth in many different business stages, ranging from early start-ups to conclusion of long-term partnership between mature companies.
Nakamura engaged in development, design, sales and management in a camera maker for 18 years and a semiconductor maker for 13 years.
He took a role in from research and development of digital image processing to design and development of scanners and digital cameras, and he planned and executed many projects in Minolta.
In MegaChip, he served as a leader of development team for image processing ASICs including digital cameras and SoCs. In recent years, he was a business director of ASSP business, and had been promoting business through organizing marketing, sales and development.
His abundant experience of manufacturers provides high satisfaction to customers and contributes to business expansion.
Kawahara has more than 18 years of experience in EDA and semiconductor industry. Previously, he was Vice President of SpringSoft, Prior to SpringSoft he was senior sales manager of Synopsys GK, director of board at CoWare KK, managed FAE, post support, consulting team and local marketing and business development. Kawahara has also engineering experience at Innotech and Kyocera.
He possesses an outstanding capability to listen to customer concerns and desires, and to propose mutually beneficial solution based on his strong technical background.
Kawahara has M.S. in Power Electronics and B.S. in Electronics Engineering from Tokyo Metropolitan University.
Junko Nakaida is a experienced marketing professional who has employed minimal resources to maximum effect.
She established Empirix as a brand-name supplier in Japan through a creative mixture of web and print media, and creative seminars and gatherings. She previously led lead-generation for Mercury Interactive(acquired by HP) in Japan.
She is widely respected as a marketing communications executive who insists on understanding not only the customer, but also the technology and the product