SAN DIEGO, Dec. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tortuga Logic, a hardware security specialist with technology that identifies security vulnerabilities in semiconductor designs, today named Andrew Dauman vice president of engineering.
Dauman will oversee product development and R&D and reports to Dr. Jason Oberg, Tortuga Logic’s co-founder and chief executive officer.
“Tortuga Logic’s products fill a gap between the intent of security IP building blocks and their actual deployment in full SoC designs,” notes Dauman. “Without these products, chips will continue to be built in ways that leave them vulnerable to hackers. Our goal is to ensure the chip’s final implementation does not expose a security hole that software will exploit.”
In related news, Tortuga Logic closed $2 million Series Seed financing from Eclipse Ventures to accelerate engineering efforts and expand sales and marketing. Justin Butler, partner at Eclipse Ventures, will join the company’s board of directors.
Tortuga Logic offers a suite of hardware design tools to identify security vulnerabilities throughout the design of a semiconductor, including Prospect and Unison used in the semiconductor, aerospace and defense industries. With its new funding, Tortuga Logic will develop new products and increase the feature sets of existing products.
“We are seeing a huge paradigm shift in cybersecurity,” says Dr. Oberg. “Existing software-based cybersecurity companies address software vulnerabilities but overlook hardware. With a round of seed funding and Andrew Dauman’s leadership, we are fully prepared to take on the challenge of eliminating hardware vulnerabilities.”
About Andrew Dauman
Andrew Dauman built and ran the engineering group, as well as the corporate applications engineering at Synplicity, now part of Synopsys. In his most recent role, he was vice president of engineering at Synopsys, managing the engineering efforts of the HAPS SoC prototyping platforms and Synplify FPGA synthesis products. Previously, he served as an application engineer at Silicon Compiler Systems and synthesis development manager at Mentor Graphics. Dauman started his career as a hardware design engineer at Prime Computer.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Boston University in Boston.
About Tortuga Logic
Tortuga Logic, a hardware security company offering a suite of security verification platforms to identify and prevent security vulnerabilities in system-on-chip (SoC) designs. Its patented technology augments industry-standard verification tools to enable a secure development lifecycle (SDL). It was founded by experts and pioneers in the hardware security space, including Dr. Jason Oberg; Dr. Jonathan Valamehr, Tortuga Logic’s chief operating officer; Professor Ryan Kastner of the University of California at San Diego; and Professor Tim Sherwood from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
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