Innovation at the Speed of Silicon: Accelerating Key EDA Workloads with Azure and Ansys​


Modern semiconductor integrated circuits (IC), or chips, can contain over 50 billion transistors and would be impossible to design without the help of software tools grouped under the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) category that support, automate, and verify every step of the chip design process.


Ozzie Diaz, Azure US Sales Development Lead, Intel Corporation

Ozzie has over 25 years career experience with both Fortune 100 companies and early stage venture backed startups holding titles such as CEO (venture startup), CTO, cofounder, and senior executive in a number of technology and business strategy, and leadership roles. Today, Ozzie is Intel’s US Sales Development Leader for the Azure portfolio driving adoption and preference to Azure cloud services based on Intel hardware. Ozzie enables this preference working directly with the Microsoft and Intel field sales and partner communities.

Andy Chan, Director Azure Global Solutions, Microsoft

Andy Chan is an innovative, customer focused, and award-winning member of the electronic design automation / semiconductor industry team within Microsoft. As Azure Global Solutions’ Director for Semiconductor/EDA/CAE, he leads the technical and business efforts for the “Azure for Silicon initiative”. Andy is also a member of the Platinum Club, Microsoft's premier award program which recognizes and rewards individuals who consistently perform at the highest level and directly contribute to the company's success.

Andy Byers, Strategic Account Director - MSFT, Ansys

Andy Byers is a strategic account director at Ansys, a global software provider that develops engineering simulation tools for many markets, including EDA software for simulating the various physics of silicon chips. Andy started his career 20 years ago as an electrical engineer, migrated to sales and sales management, and is now managing and growing the strategic partnership between Ansys and Microsoft.