Over at EDAcafe, Peggy Aycinena has a blog called “What would Joe do?” with the Joe in question being Oasys chairman of the board and, through probably its most significant period of growth, Cadence CEO. So it was only appropriate that she should interview Joe to…well, find out what he would do.
“I didn’t actually instantly go and invest in Oasys or join the board. Instead, I made suggestions for this and for that, to prove the company’s technology was real. But after a year Paul came to me said, ‘I’ve done it all, everything you said I had to do.’”
Joe laughed, “I knew then I had to make good on my word, and that’s how I got involved.”
Lots of good stuff about Oasys over there in the interview, and lots about the EDA investment environment.