Aki Fujimura, Chairman and CEO | D2S
Previously, Aki served as CTO at Cadence Design Systems. Aki returned to Cadence for the second time through the acquisition of Simplex Solutions where he was President/COO and inside board member. He was also an inside board member and VP at Pure Software. Simplex and Pure both IPO'd during his tenure. He was a founding member of Tangent Systems in 1984, which was subsequently acquired by Cadence Design Systems in 1989.

Aki was on the board of HLDS, RTime, Bristol S7, and Coverity, Inc., all of which were successfully acquired.

Aki received his BS/MS in Electrical Engineering from MIT.

Bill Baker, VP of Worldwide Sales and D2S KK President | D2S
Prior to D2S, Bill served as the General Manager, Asia, for Atrenta, Inc. over a period of 10 years. In this role, Bill was responsible for all sales and AE support in Japan, Korea, China, and Taiwan. Before Atrenta, Bill was Group Director, NA Field Marketing, at Cadence Design Systems from 2002 until 2005. He was responsible for sales enablement and customer demand creation for the $900M NA sales channel. From 2000 to 2002, Bill was General Manager of Japan for Simplex Solutions, Inc. During his tenure, the company successfully IPO'd and was merged into Cadence Design Systems. Bill started his EDA career at Synopsys where he was primarily responsible for new product business development in Japan at Nihon Synopsys. Prior to Synopsys, Bill was designing chips for military and space applications at TRW.

Bill received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers College of Engineering, his MS in Electrical Engineering at Texas A&M University, and his MBA from Temple University.

James Fong, Ph.D, Vice President of Operations | D2S
Before joining D2S, Inc, James was Director of Engineering with Cadence Design Systems. Before that James was the Director of Central Engineering at Simplex Solutions which was acquired by Cadence. His combined tenure at Cadence totaled over 19 years. Before Cadence, James worked at Aspec, Tangent, AMI, and GTE Laboratories, in various engineering and management roles.

James holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

Leo Pang, Ph.D, Chief Product Officer and Executive Vice President | D2S
Prior to D2S, Leo was Sr. Vice President of Computational Lithography and Inspection Technologies at Luminescent Technologies. He joined the Luminescent executive team from its beginning in 2004 and pioneered the development of Inverse Lithography Technology (ILT). He created and served as general manager of the Computational Lithography and Inspection division from 2007 until 2012 when it was acquired by Synopsys together with the full-chip ILT product. Afterward, he focused on the Computational Metrology and Inspection business until it was acquired by KLA-Tencor in March 2014. He also founded Luminescent China and acted as GM. His pioneering work in EDA and semiconductors started back 1999 at Numerical Technologies as the inventor and product manager of the i-Virtual Stepper System. Leo has 31 issued patents, 25 pending patents and 65 publications.

Leo received his M.S. in Computer Science and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.

Yoshio Tanaka, Vice President, Business Development - Japan | D2S
Prior to D2S, Yoshio served as Vice President, General Manager - Japan operations for Luminescent Technologies. Before that, Yoshio was Director, Manufacturing, at Synopsys Japan. Before Synopsys, Yoshio was Vice President Business Development at Numerical Technologies, Inc., which was acquired by Synopsys. He moved to Numerical from KLA-Tencor Japan, where he served as General Manager of the reticle inspection division.

Yoshio holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, from Kyoto University.