Xerxes Wania has over 25 years of experience in marketing, sales and engineering in the semiconductor intellectual property industry. Before founding Sidense, he was the Director of Mixed-Signal Marketing at Synopsys where he was involved in marketing and business development activities for Synopsys' mixed-signal semiconductor IP products. Prior to Synopsys, Xerxes was the President of inSilicon Canada and Vice President of Mixed-Signal Business for inSilicon worldwide. inSilicon was a semiconductor IP market leader before being acquired by Synopsys in 2002. Xerxes successfully grew inSilicon Canada into a profitable business and in 2001 was listed among the Top 50 Canada's Hottest Startups. Xerxes was also previously the founder and CEO of Xentec Inc, acquired by inSilicon.