VaST have announced Michael Paczan as Senior Vice President of Engineering. In his role as CTO, Michael Paczan's original charter was to work closely with technologists in industry and academia to align VaST technology and research to meet challenges escalating systems design complexity. In his expanded role, he will take a more direct hand in guiding the development of VaST tools and technologies.
Alain Labat, President and CEO, VaST said that as CTO, Michael Paczan has already made significant contributions to VaST product development process. This added responsibility benefits for both VaST and their customers. His extensive experience has ranged from processor design to system architecture, and no one understands the needs of customer better.
Michael Paczan, formerly with IBM, was the CTO of Power.org since 2005, chairing the technical committee and responsible for managing the organisation’s collaborative technical initiatives. He managed IBM's cross-organisational technical contributions to Power.org spanning System on Chip, bus architecture, platform architecture, reference designs and software initiatives.
According to Michael Paczan, VaST have unique technology and products addressing one of the most acute challenges in electronics design, the concurrent design of hardware and software. VaST’s combination of cycle accuracy and high performance modeling and simulation technology enable significant improvements and cost reductions to be achieved in the development of embedded systems and help companies address the growing software complexity and shortening development cycles that they are faced with.
Michael Paczan also added that he is looking forward to expand VaST product’s capabilities and significantly impact the electronics industry. Prior to his work with Power.org, Michael Paczan was the director of the Sony/Toshiba/IBM (STI) Design Center at IBM working jointly to develop the “CELL” broadband multiprocessor. He also served as co-director of the IBM/Motorola Somerset Design Center developing PowerPC microprocessors.
He holds a Masters in Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin, The Red McCombs School of Business and Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from United States Naval Academy. Additionally, he has completed graduate work in nuclear engineering and naval reactor plant operations at the Naval Nuclear Power School.