SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - November 9, 2010) -  Oasys Design Systems announced today that Craig Robbins, a noted electronic design automation (EDA) executive, has assumed the role of senior vice president of sales, reporting to Paul van Besouw, Oasys' president and chief executive officer.

Robbins has been tasked with building a worldwide sales and support team to further expand deployment of RealTime Designer™, Oasys' revolutionary new Chip Synthesis™ platform used in production flows at leading-edge semiconductor and systems companies.

"We're delighted that Craig Robbins has taken charge of our sales efforts," says van Besouw. "His energy, enthusiasm and rapport with members of project groups across the globe make him a perfect fit for our nimble, entrepreneurial company."

Robbins' EDA career dates back to Computervision, where he served as regional sales manager, and Gateway Design Automation where he held the position of vice president of sales. Once Cadence Design Systems acquired Gateway in 1989, he became vice president of North American sales at Cadence. Since 1993, he has held a series of senior executive sales positions at companies that include Redwood Design Automation, ATG Technology, Cadence, Hier Design, Silicon Perspective and Nusym Technology.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and architecture and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.

"I am impressed with the Oasys Chip Synthesis technology and believe that RealTime Designer is an industry breakthrough, something we haven't seen in a long time," remarks Robbins. "Oasys is a company on the rise and one that everyone should be watching."

About Oasys Design Systems

Oasys Design Systems is a privately funded electronic design automation (EDA) software supplier with a revolutionary new platform called Chip Synthesis™, a fundamental shift in how synthesis is used to design and implement ICs larger than 20-million gates. It has attracted the support of legendary EDA leaders and its RealTime Designer™ is in use at leading-edge semiconductor and systems companies worldwide. Follow Oasys on Twitter at: Corporate Headquarters is located at 3250 Olcott Street, Suite 120, Santa Clara, Calif. 95054. Telephone: (408) 855-8531. Facsimile: (408) 855- 8537. Email: For more information, visit:

RealTime Designer and Chip Synthesis are trademarks of Oasys Design Systems. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Nanette Collins
Public Relations for Oasys Design Systems
(617) 437-1822