Yuri Panchul is an integrated circuit design and verification engineer working on a new generation AI chip in Wave Computing, a Silicon Valley startup. Before this project Yuri worked on MIPS I6500 microprocessor core used in advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and licensed to DENSO, a Japanese automotive components manufacturer.
Before joining MIPS Technologies back in 2009, Yuri worked in top EDA (Electronic Design Automation) companies Mentor Graphics (1996, now a part of Siemens), Synopsys (2001) and Denali (2003, now a part of Cadence). Yuri was also a founder of an EDA startup C Level Design that received financing from VC funds Sofinnova Ventures and Intel Capital. C Level Design created a software that helped electronic engineers to implement algorithms in hardware. This software, called System Compiler was used by Hitachi, Fujitsu and evaluated by NASA JPL.
In addition to industrial projects, during the last decade Yuri contributed to educational materials and seminars in the area of microelectronics, helping young engineers in Russia and Ukraine to get started with electronic design techniques used in Silicon Valley companies. Yuri was one of key contributors to MIPSfpga, an industrial microprocessor core that can be modified by and synthesized for reconfigurable chips, field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). Yuri worked with RUSNANO on an online course that explains work in electronic industry for advanced high-school students.
Before coming to work in California back in 1991 Yuri studied applied mathematics and computer science in Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, focusing on compilers, supercomputers and AI.