The Company

SystemCrafter exists to bring our customers the power of fourth-generation electronic design synthesis, and so to make it easier, faster and less risky to create advanced IC designs.

To fulfill this mission, we have created SystemCrafter SC. SystemC is the industry standard for describing electronic systems using the hugely popular C++ language. SystemCrafter SC is a software tool that can automatically synthesize SystemC descriptions to electronic hardware.

We have invested heavily in the engineering development of SystemCrafter SC. We keep sales and marketing costs very low by selling it exclusively through our website. This enables us to sell the tool at a price within range of all chip designers.

SystemCrafter was founded in 2002, and is based in Ipswich, England, about 70 miles northeast of London.


Management Team


Dr Jonathan Saul, Chief Executive.

Jonathan Saul's career spans 20 years in the Electronic Design Automation industry. He was previously Research Director of Celoxica and Dash Technologies, and was involved in spinning out these companies from Oxford University. Before that he was EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow in Computing at Oxford, a senior engineer at Cadence Design Systems, and Lecturer in Digital Systems Design at Bristol University. He holds PhD and bachelor's degrees in Electronic Engineering from Bristol University.

Dr Maureen Pearce, Chief Operating Officer.

Maureen Pearce has worked in engineering software development for 20 years. She was previously a project manager at Schlumberger, where her team developed modeling systems for oil reservoirs. Before that she was a senior engineer at Cadence, research project leader at Bristol University, and programmer at Bath-based software house IPL. She holds a PhD degree in Electronic Engineering from Bristol University, and a bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering from Bath University.



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