Professor André Oosterlinck is Honorary Rector of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) and chairman of the Association KU Leuven, which is Belgium's largest university. In 1984 he was appointed full professor at KU Leuven in the domain of image and signal processing. From 1984 to 1994 he was director of the division Electronics Systems Automatization and Technology (ESAT). He became vice-president for the exact sciences at KU Leuven in 1990 and was rector and president of the KU Leuven from August 1995 until July 2005. He has also been visiting professor at Utah University (1984) and ARC-IBM, San Jose, USA (1986-1996). He was a co-founder of ICOS Vision Systems (now KLA Tencor). He currently is the vice-chairman of imec and board member or chaiman at several high-tech companies.
Ramses Valvekens is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Easics, since the management buy-out in December 2004.
Besides his role as CEO, Ramses remains active as a systems architect, focusing on technology selection, project risk reduction and cost-effective mixed-signal ASIC and FPGA design trade-offs. He is a regular speaker at industry conferences and gives lectures in semiconductor system design.
He holds a Master degree (1997) in Electronics Engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and a Master degree (1994) in industrial engineering / electronics from Groep T in Leuven, Belgium.
He performed research in signal processing at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories (California, USA) and at the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (France).
In 1994, he won the Barco/VIK prize for the design of an FPGA-based reconfigurable processor for industrial image processing in cooperation with imec.
He has been working at Easics since 1997. During the TranSwitch years (2000 till 2004), he was technical manager of a product family of mixed-signal telecom chips. He received the TranSwitch Employee Recognition Award in 2003 and is co-inventor of two telecommunication patents.
Steven Coenen is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Easics, since the management buy-out in December 2004.
He holds a Master degree (1998) in Computer Engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.
He has been working at Easics since 1998 and has developed most of the Easics in-house EDA tools to support Easics’ design methodology.
He is an all-round hardware/software guru and a vivid GNU/Linux adept.
He is the inventor of a patent on the verification of telecom protocols.
Jan Zegers co-founded Easics in 1991. He served as Easics’ General Manager until May 2000, when Easics was acquired ny TranSwitch (USA). From then on, he became Easics’ Engineering Manager until 2004.
Jan obtained a Master degree in Electronics Engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 1984. After his military service, he joined the imec research laboratory where he performed research in the field of digital VLSI automation, in the group of professor Hugo De Man.
Besides being a board member, Jan also develops business at Easics.
Easics is a privately owned company.