Management

Olivier Lepape - Co-Founder & CEO


Olivier Lepape is a co-founder of NanoXplore and CEO. Before starting NanoXplore, he was co-founder and Vice President of Hardware Engineering of AboundLogic where he developed the first 750k LUTs FPGA in 65nm in 2009. Before AboundLogic, Olivier was co-founder and Vice President of Engineering of Meta Systems, later acquired by Mentor Graphics where he was in charge of all hardware and software development for ASIC emulator products. Before Meta Systems, Olivier was at Dune Technology, also a logic emulation company where he developed the first proprietary FPGA architecture based on hierarchical switching networks, as well as place & route algorithms. Olivier started his career at Matra Data Systems, then moved to ES2 (a European ASIC foundry) where he was a custom IC designer. Olivier graduated from Supelec and holds an MSEE from Stanford University (CA). He is co-inventor of 22 patents focused on emulation systems and reprogrammable logic.

Jean Barbier - Co-Founder and CTO


Jean Barbier is a co-founder of NanoXplore and CTO. Before starting NanoXplore, he was co-founder of AboundLogic (formely M2000) where he developed the I/O subsystem for the first 750k LUTs FPGA. Before AboundLogic, Jean was co-founder of Meta Systems, later acquired by Mentor Graphics, where he was in charge of system hardware and back-end software development for ASIC emulator products. Before Meta Systems, Jean was at Dune Technology, another logic emulation company where he worked on hierarchical switching networks and algorithms. Jean started his career at MBC (micro-computers) later acquired by Matra Data Systems. He graduated from University Paris VI in 1980, and is co-inventor of patents focused on emulation systems and reprogrammable logic

Philippe Piquet - Co-Founder and Head of Hardware Engineering


Philippe Piquet is co-founder of NanoXplore and Head of Hardware Engineering. Before starting NanoXplore, he was at AboundLogic where he was in charge of embedded FPGA Core development using different technology nodes, ranging from 130nm to 45nm. He headed the custom design group in charge of a 750K LUTs FPGA core. Before AboundLogic, Philippe worked at GlobespanVirata where he was in charge of custom SRAM design and backend for a 10 processor chip dedicated to the telecom market. Before that, Philippe was a full custom IC designer at Temic. Philippe started his career at Sicon (Linköping, Sweden) and then moved to Carlstedt Elektronik (Gothenburg, Sweden) where he worked on an advanced ALU and other complex logic modules. Philippe graduated from INSAT and from the University of Toulouse in 1989. Philippe is co-inventor of various patents focused on reprogrammable logic structures.

Remy Escassut - Head of Software Engineering


Rémy Escassut is Head of Software Engineering at NanoXplore. He is an industry veteran with 25 years of experience in EDA software. Rémy is inventor of the powerful concept of generic collections which is the base of all its works. He is a specialist of high speed graphical interface and compliant GUIs. Before starting NanoXplore, he was engineer of AboundLogic (formerly M2000) in charge of the conception, the development, the new technologies adaptations and the support of the proprietary physical design tool. Before AboundLogic he was engineer of SILVACO, where he evaluate the OpenAccess database and develop an extendible data structure. He was, at the end, in charge to prototype a standard cell placer and router based on this proprietary framework. Before Silvaco he was engineer of BULL where he was in charge of the development (in lisp and C++) of the proprietary floorplanning and routing tool. He collaborates with the Lip6 to provide them the hierarchical data structure (Hurricane) that is the base over which the Lip6 Tsunami package is founded. Rémy graduated from the University of Montpellier in 1988.

Edouard Lepape - Head of Business Development and CFO


Edouard Lepape is Head of Business Development and CFO at NanoXplore. Before joining NanoXplore, Edouard worked 5 years in investment banking in corporate finance advisory at Barclays, JP Morgan and Citi. He worked on various corporate finance transactions including multi billions euros M&A and corporate financing (DCM, ECM, LCM) transactions. Before that Edouard worked at KPMG in Accounting. Edouard graduated from the Business School ESSEC.