About us

Vision

Complex digital logic will be ubiquitous in future embedded sensor-based systems. The hardware and software of these systems will need to be designed in a unified approach using novel programmable platforms.
Our goal in life

Mission

Easics wants to be a market leader in the embedded systems digital design by providing unique competence and development platforms that lead to first-time right, reliable and optimized logic and software that is maintainable by the customer. Our main target market is to support leading OEMs and semiconductor companies with custom designs and customizable IP blocks for these smart embedded processing systems that can be realized in both FPGAs and ASICs.

Start-up fun in a rock-solid company

We like to see ourselves as a start-up company. A company where initiative and inspiration are valued, and a ridiculously cool place to work. A company also with an open door policy, where you collaborate with colleagues on an equal basis. But be assured: behind that is a rock-solid independent company, with strong financials and a persistently bright outlook. We’re in it for the long run, and we hope you’ll be too.
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happy colleagues and counting!

Management Team

easics management
Ramses Valvekens (CSO)
Emiliano D’Agostino (CEO)
Steven Coenen (COO)

Ramses Valvekens is the Managing Director of easics, since the management buy-out in December 2004.
Besides his role as Managing Director, 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).
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[1][2].

To enable easics’ growth ambition Emiliano D’Agostino joined the MT as managing director & CEO of easics as of April 2021. He is an executive with hands-on experience in the medtech industry. Before joining easics, he has founded DoseVue, a medtech company which he has brought from incorporation up to commercial product launch. He received a PhD in electrical engineering, focused on medical image processing, from the KU Leuven in 2006. He holds master degrees in physics engineering from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and in nuclear engineering from the Politecnico di Milano.

Steven Coenen is the Managing Director 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[3] on the verification of telecom protocols.

Quality

At easics NV we know that a wrong design or a sub-performing product can cost money, time and credibility. We understand the importance of prompt customer response, quality and on time delivery. easics has achieved customer loyalty by practicing a policy of high quality and working closely with customers to deliver to their exact specifications.

As of april 2022, we can proudly present our ISO 9001 certification.
easics ISO 9001

Chairmain of the Board

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 chairman at several high-tech companies.

The other board members are Ramses Valvekens, Emiliano D’Agostino and Steven Coenen. easics is a privately owned company.

Publications

easics
Ilse de Moffarts
Inge Doms
Ramses Valvekens

Location

easics is situated just on the outer ring of the centre of Leuven, at a 5′ walk from bus- and train station. Situated in a sustainable and energy-efficient office building with an E-level of <50, this contributes to the objectives of Climate Neutral Leuven (KNL 2030). The City of Leuven wants to achieve a net-zero CO2 emission by 2030 by means of living, moving and working differently. This office building already helps to take a big step in the right direction as far as accommodation is concerned: soil energy storage, heat pumps, climate ceilings, triple glazing in well-dimensioned smaller windows, automatic sun blinds, thorough insulation and green roofs. These green roofs provide heat and water absorption.

We try to motivate our personnel by giving them the opportunity to choose an e-bike as part of their end-of-the-year bonus. We motivate them in taking the bike whenever they can. People can also enjoy nature during breaks by taking a walk, a bike ride or a jogging exercise. The building offers bicycling storage, showers and a cloakroom.

We sort packaging waste as much as possible and try to avoid unnecessary printing.