Zuken appoints Executive Director of SOZO Center

Humair Mandavia to spearhead growth initiative in North America

Humair Mandavia

Humair Mandavia, Executive Director of SOZO Center

3 October 2013 – Munich, Germany and Westford, MA, USA – Zuken, a global leader in electronic design automation software, has appointed Humair Mandavia as Executive Director of the new Zuken SOZO Center – which has opened in San Jose, Silicon Valley. Mandavia will lead Zuken’s effort to collaborate more closely with customers and the design community to provide more timely and targeted solutions for their increasingly complex product development requirements.

Kazuhiro Kariya, Zuken's Chief Technical Officer, said, “As technology has evolved, the relationship between OEMs and EMS needs to be dynamic. Humair brings both a strong technical background and an understanding of today’s global business environment that will help us meet our goal of combining product development strategy with problem-solving capabilities in true partnership with our customers.”

Zuken’s new Silicon Valley office is part of a broad expansion in North America backed by an investment of $30 to $50 million over the next three years. The office places Zuken close to its customers in the heart of Silicon Valley and enables Zuken to be responsive and aware of issues on the ground in this key technology location and throughout North America.

Mandavia joined Zuken in 2004 and has worked in a range of technical and leadership positions. He works closely with our partner customers and development teams to help deliver solutions to the market. Mandavia holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA, both from the University of Texas at Dallas.

For more information see www.zuken.com

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Notes for editors

  1. “Sozo” is a Japanese word meaning “create”. It is used in the name of Zuken’s R&D center in Silicon Valley to stress the core importance of this concept and our desire to help our partners create new and innovative products. Zuken’s first product – Create 2000, launched in 1978 – was Japan’s first full CAD/CAM system and the name continues to be used in its shortened form in the name of Zuken’s CR-5000 and CR-8000 electronic design software
  2. Zuken’s Silicon Valley office is located at: Zuken SOZO Center, 1900 McCarthy Boulevard, Suite 400 Milpitas, CA 95035, U.S.A. Tel: +1-408-890-2831
  3. Zuken announces broad expansion in the Americas, 27 August 2013.