Joe Agiato and Mike Hill Join Lynguent's Advisory Board
Each Brings a Complementary Skill Set to the Company That Enables Innovation in Simulation Models of AMS IC Designs
Portland, Oregon, November 17, 2010 -- Lynguent(R), Inc., a privately-held company which enables innovation in simulation models of analog/mixed-signal (AMS) IC designs, has added Joe Agiato and Mike Hill, Ph.D. to its advisory board. Agiato is the president of Newlight Asset Partners, where he is responsible for overseeing all of the company’s operations. Prior to that, he was president of Newlight Capital LLC, a boutique investment banking firm, and a managing director of Licent Capital, a specialty finance company focused on securitizing royalty streams from patented technology. Hill is managing director of learning and organization development for Lam Research Corporation. His expertise is in leadership development and organization effectiveness. Agiato’s and Hill’s different skill sets add new disciplines to those of the currently serving advisory board members.
Lynguent’s unique line of ModLyng™ Design and Verification Studios differentiates it from any of its competition. Its graphical modeling capability spans both analog and digital IC design, enabling designers to break through AMS design bottlenecks. Design quality is improved because it enables analog and digital design groups to work more synergistically. Also, design and verification time is dramatically reduced because the modeling and simulation of complex systems and circuits is accelerated by several orders of magnitude. Lynguent’s customers have observed a 10x improvement in model creation time and a 100x-1000x improvement in simulation speed.
“A good group of corporate advisors can make a tremendous difference in how successful we will be in navigating through the challenges our anticipated rapid growth will present,” said Sam Young, president and CEO of Lynguent. “Joe and Mike are excellent additions to an already robust advisory board. Joe’s expertise in finance and commercializing IP technologies is very helpful for us and Mike is working with us to help us make our organization more effective as we go through various stages of our evolution.”
“I am very pleased to be a part of the Lynguent team,” said Agiato. “The company is on the leading edge of a rapidly expanding market and has a unique set of critically needed tools to satisfy that market’s needs.”
“I have worked with Sam Young for many years,” said Hill. “I know he has the leadership skills to turn Lynguent into a market leader. He has gathered a talented group of staff and advisors to help him and I want to do all I can to assure the company achieves its objectives.”
About Joe Agiato
Agiato is the president of Newlight Asset Partners, where he is responsible for overseeing all of the company's operations. Prior to Newlight Asset Partners, Agiato was president of Newlight Capital LLC, a boutique investment banking firm. He was also a managing director of Licent Capital, a specialty finance company focused on securitizing royalty streams from patented technology. Agiato also has served as the national practice leader for KPMG's Intellectual Asset Management Practice and has helped develop the standard for intellectual property assessments used by most major organizations. He collaborated with Deloitte & Touche to establish "best practices" in their development of an Intellectual Asset Management Practice and served as the national practice leader for two international consulting firms. Agiato has authored books and articles on the topics of intellectual property valuations, commercialization strategies for technologies, and running and managing an intellectual property practice. He has also been involved in over 2,000 intellectual property valuations, numerous licensing negotiations, and helped companies negotiate strategic alliance agreements. Agiato was a member of the American Institute of CPAs and served on the association’s Business Valuation Committee and Litigations Services Committee—he was the only non-lawyer on the board of directors of the National Patent Board—and has chaired the Valuation committee for the Licensing Executive Society.
Agiato holds a B.S. in Accounting, a B.S. in Economics, a Masters of Science in Valuations and a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. He is a Certified Business Appraiser, Certified Public Accountant and Fellow of the Institute of Business Appraisers.
About Mike Hill, Ph.D.
Hill is currently the managing director of learning and organization development for Lam Research Corporation headquartered in Fremont, California. His expertise is in leadership development and organization effectiveness. He is a master group facilitator and works with organizations on organization design, leadership development, executive coaching, group development and strategic planning. Hill has a Masters in Education from the University of New York, an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University and a Ph.D. from Fielding Graduate University. His research involved the study of adaptation and innovation during the technology transfer period, within the semiconductor industry, as process technology is moved from R&D to manufacturing.
About Lynguent, Inc.
Lynguent, Inc., enables innovation in modeling of analog/mixed-signal (AMS) designs. ModLyng Design and Verification Studios are the industry’s first graphical environments for analog/mixed-signal IC design that enable users to create, manage and support HDL-based simulation models for analog, digital and mixed-signal domains. The privately-held company is headquartered in Portland, Oregon and has offices in Fayetteville, Arkansas and Prague, Czech Republic.
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