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IC Manage was founded in 2003 by Shiv Sikand and Dean Drako. Shiv Sikand is the foremost expert in design management for large scale IC design and has been pursuing this area with a passion for approximately two decades. Dean Drako was the founder and creator of Design Acceleration’s Signalscan product, which he sold to Cadence Design Systems, and founder and CEO Barracuda Networks, which went public in 2013. IC Manage provides Design & IP Management, Big Data Analytics, and HPC Scale Out I/O & Hybrid Cloud software.


Dean Drako

President and CEO

Dean has founded and run several successful companies delivering technology to address demanding problems across multiple industries. In addition to IC Manage, Dean founded Barracuda Networks, Eagle Eye Networks and Drako Motors. Goldman Sachs named Dean as one of the “100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2014.”

Shiv Sikand

Executive VP

Shiv has deep expertise in semiconductor design, electronics, control systems, software, and real time operating systems. He began his career in microprocessor design before Co-Founding IC Manage where he has created solutions for the world's leading semiconductor and consumer electronics companies. Shiv is also the Chief Product Engineer for Drako Motors, creating Drako GTE, a 206-MPH, 1200HP, Quad Motors, electric supercar.

Mike Whalen

VP of Worldwide Sales

Mike has been instrumental in helping IC Manage expand its customer base and increase revenue by forging strong business and technology relationships with industry leaders. Prior to IC Manage, Mike held sales management positions at InnoLogic (acquired by Synopsys), Carbon Design Systems (acquired by ARM) and Synfora (acquired by Synopsys). Mike received his BSEE from Loyola Marymount University and MSEE from the University of Southern California.

Roger March

Chief Technology Officer

Roger architected the current design data management solution and continues to improve performance and scalability for global multi-site design. Previously, Roger worked at Matrix Semiconductor, where he designed and helped build most of their CAD infrastructure. He was also principal engineer in the microprocessor division at Silicon Graphic and worked at MIPS, Data General and Zilog.

Gary Gendel

Chief Software Architect

Gary was the CTO of Genashor where he developed a number of EDA and other companies including: Mentor Graphics, Zycad, Protocol, Valid, Apple, IBM, Harris Semiconductor, Sarnoff Corporation, Star Semiconductor, HAL Computer Systems, SGI, AT&T, Nordic VLSI, Christiania and was a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at RCA Solid State Technology Center. He has received two Emmy awards from the National Academy of Television Sciences for his development work in Digital television.

Robert Murphy


Prior to joining IC Manage, Murf founded his own company, Firenza LLC. Firenza developed and delivered leading edge sub-micron and deep sub-micron Memory IP to a host of worldwide semiconductor manufacturers. Firenza also provided debugging services to assist customers repairing their non-functioning Memory IP. Murf provided Expert Witness Services to some of the largest Patent litigations in the Memory IP field. He additionally held Senior Management positions at Silicon Graphics, National Semiconductor, RCA and Weitek.


JULY 7, 2023

IC Manage GDP XL Enterprise IP Catalog enables NXP to Improve IP Asset Management and Reuse

JUNE 28, 2023

New GDP XL IP Catalog - NXP Success Story Available

April 11, 2023

IC Manage Partners with Library Technologies to Accelerate Library Characterization by 100x in the Cloud

SEPTEMBER 22, 2022

IC Manage Holodeck Webinar: Accelerating Ansys Redhawk-SC in the Cloud by 40%

FEBRUARY 9, 2022

IC Manage Holodeck Enables Microsoft Azure For Semiconductor Design

DECEMBER 13, 2021

IC Manage Launches Holodeck on AWS Marketplace for Instant Cloud Bursting

NOV 4, 2021

Tech Design Forum: Design management survey points to more tactical cloud EDA

Oct 13, 2021

BTV: 5 Elements of Future-Proof Multisite Design & IP Management

SEP 23, 2021

Semiconductor Engineering: Containing The Explosion In Data



November 10, 2022

GDP and GDP XL System Monitoring & Reliability

Huy Le
September 14, 2022

GDP XL saves time and money with long term reliability and stability

Shawn Ruby
May 22, 2022

IC Manage GDP XL Latest Update

Shiv Sikand


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JUNE 24-26, 2024

Design Automation Conference

Moscone Center West
San Francisco, CA


IC Manage is a dynamic and aggressive company developing next generation IC design management tools. We are seeking talented individuals who can make significant contributions. Please email your resume to us at


Holodeck Software Engineer

IC Manage is looking for experienced engineers to extend our Holodeck team. We are working on an exciting service in the storage and cloud delivery domain.

As a member of this team, you will work alongside outstanding engineers and leaders who obsess about performance, availability, scalability and durability of customer data. You will be solving technical problems at a large scale, distributed systems, and big data technologies. As a member of this service team, you will have strong ownership over the design, implementation and operation of a massive scale distributed storage system.

The ideal candidate would possess strong analytical, design, problem solving skills and experience in building & operating high performance systems at scale. You should have experience working with other senior engineers, mentoring junior engineers. Experience in the storage industry is helpful but not required.

Our office is conveniently located a few blocks from downtown Campbell, CA within Silicon Valley.


  1. BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent.
  2. 5+ years of software industry experience is a requirement.
  3. Heavy Emphasis on Programming in C/C++ in Linux or Windows environment.


  1. Experience and knowledge on TCP/IP internals and common network protocols.
  2. Experience building scalable infrastructure software for commercial online services.
  3. Experience with storage, filesystems, virtualization technologies and on-demand computing.

This position is Actively Recruiting. Submit Resumes to:

Applications Engineer

Application Engineer / Solution Architect

This position is primarily responsible for supporting the IC Manage software.  

Specific responsibilities include:
Presales customer engagements—customized demonstrations, evaluation support

  1. Customer deployment support - collaborating to develop and release Python-based automation frameworks
  2. Post sales support to resolve product issues or improve usagr with new features, end user requirements
  3. Write and maintain scripts for customer silicon design flows and internal usage (Python)
  4. Guide internal IC Manage R&D team development to ensure customer user experience requirements are met
  5. Travel - 20-30%


  1. Linux exprience - basic bash / csh scripting
  2. 2+ years as either as a IC development or CAD support engineer in an EDA or silicon development team
  3. Good understanding of IC design workflows, including IP development, releases and tapeout processes
  4. Experience in 1 or more of the following areas
  5. Digital implementation flows (Synthesis, Place and Route)
  6. Verification (emphasis on automation of creating, running, analyzing complex verification flows)
  7. Cadence Virtuoso Analog development experience
  8. Ability to communicate clearly and professionally with customers via email, phone, and in-person visits
  9. Working knowledge of Python and ability to create new Python applications, debug existing Python applications
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