Nice to meet you, we are Sigasi!
We’re a dynamic, innovative, entrepreneurial, and creative team and we’re happy to see you!
We’re a dynamic, innovative, entrepreneurial, and creative team and we’re happy to see you!
Ham radio was one of the engineering marvels that fascinated Yoshi at a very young age.
Graduating from college launched his +30-year career in LSI design with experience in semi-custom ASICs, mixed signal custom and high speed LSIs. He is experienced in best-of-class design methodologies in Japan, Europe, and the United States.
The design methodologies from him and his team are still in use by industry leading EDA vendors.
As a kid Bart wanted to know how televisions work. His parents gladly directed him towards electronics engineering to save their household appliances.
He started working for Easics in ASIC design and moved from Leuven to Ghent as both FPGA Engineer and FAE. Bart was himself a longtime user of Sigasi Studio before he joined the team.
When he’s not talking to Sigasi’s clients, Bart loves to sing in a choir, take long mountain hikes with his family or engage himself in local social activities in his neighbourhood.
Wim inherited a handyman’s work ethic from his father and cousins. He learned wood work and electric circuits and was taught: “if you don’t have it, you can build it”. Good advice!
Self-taught programming skills became experience in digital electronics design with a passion for RTL design & validation, High Level Synthesis, and SoC Design. Wim likes to admin and support EDA tools for teams, using his FPGA and ASIC experience, and loves teaching VHDL and RTL design labs.
When he is not in engineering, you can find him running, climbing, and enjoying his family. When time permits, he works as a theatre technician.
Jane has always been passionate about international and intercultural communication, which led her to working in communications, marketing, and customer success. She’s always willing to help make someone’s experience better.
Previously, Jane has been an event organizer and marketeer as well as a public ambassador for Leuven MindGate, DSP Valley, and AI for Growth. As such, she’s incrementally immersed herself in the world of innovative technologies. Indeed, alongside her work at Sigasi, she also works part-time for the new SmartEEs Flexible and Wearable Electronics Association.
Travel is one of Jane’s passions, which is one reason she holds degrees in International Relations, French, and History from universities in the United States, France, and Scotland. Born in Leuven to American parents, who moved the family back to the US when she was 9, Jane returned to her beloved Belgium in 2016. She and her boyfriend live in Leuven with their cat Selene.
We want our customers to feel part of the family. And family starts with students in the case of Sigasi.
Hilde handles all educational requests for students, classrooms, and professors. And there are plenty. But her experience of over 20 years in handling a private family office makes Hilde the perfect professional to handle Sigasi’s administration, payroll, travel and accounting.
Hilde enjoys all fun things in life: pure cooking, spinning, fashion, family, and friends.
For Sebastian, everything started when Santa brought him an early 80386 processor for Christmas. Though gaming was fun, he found bending the rules behind games and their save formats even more exciting. After having taught himself different programming languages, Sebastian decided to become a Software Engineer, graduating in Computer Science and Business Economics in 2005.
Fast forward 20 years, and Sebastian can look back on a varied career in different companies, team setups, and domains, but his passion for challenging engineering problems is more alive than ever. One of the minds behind the Xtext framework, Sebastian enjoys making engineers more productive by providing them with great tools.
Sebastian regularly speaks at conferences, sharing his knowledge about compilers, software architecture, and best practices.
Being inspired by an older brother, Pavel taught himself to program. As a student at school he won multiple olympiads in programming.
Continuing his studies in Computer Science at the university was the only right thing to do. After university, Pavel started working at Aldec, which he knew from their relationship with the university. He worked for 8 years on the HDL linting and CDC analysis tool. Then he switched to Home Automation for a few years. In 2021 Pavel returned to EDA by joining Sigasi.
Pavel’s hobbies range from photography, snowboarding, and biking to many home projects. At the moment he enjoys reading a lot.
From an early age, Ehab displayed a keen interest in computers and their inner workings. He started programming at the age of 13 and went on to study Computer Engineering, where he delved into a range of topics such as data science, embedded systems, image processing, and web development.
During his university years, he dabbled in entrepreneurship and excelled in programming competitions like IEEEXtreme and ICPC, ultimately graduating as the top student in the engineering department.
Aside from his passion for technology, Ehab also enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, traveling, and exploring new places. When not on an adventure, he can often be found relaxing with video games or hanging out with friends (and his cat, of course!).
Felix has always liked puzzles and problem solving. While studying Computer Science, he picked up a love for algorithms, programming languages and minimalism.
His fascination with nature got him doing a PhD in Computational Biology. Felix likes hiking and home brewing mead and wine.
Felix enjoys stories and books, especially fantasy and comedy, and ISO 8601 dates.
Lawrence has always been fascinated by algorithms, creating algorithms for games like connect-four long before learning how to write code.
These interests naturally led him to study computer science at Ghent university, where he enjoyed courses such as Algorithms and Data Structures, Compilers and Algorithmic Graph Theory. During his studies he also meddled in quantum computing for his master thesis.
While not working for Sigasi you will likely find him climbing or developing and playing videogames.
After having finished his Computer Science studies successfully, former intern Michiel decided to rejoin us as a full-time employee.
Michiel has always been fascinated by computers. At a young age he was already experimenting with Raspberry Pi’s, creating websites and programming chatbots.
Michiel has already had some working experience in several companies. He was most positive about the open and supporting spirit @ Sigasi.
Michiel spends his free time experimenting with roasting coffee, cooking, playing games and watching motorsport.
At 10 years old, David was always breaking the computer his dad gave him … just to be able to fix it again. Video games and electronic toys were fun! And so was opening them to see how they worked.
Compilers, computer architecture and electronics are what makes David tick. And so do machine learning and UX.
His love for cats and internet memes are equally big. He also loves cooking and baking, preferably with friends and a new kind of beer - of which there are plenty to discover in Belgium.
How come pixels move on the screen when I move my mouse? How do games work? Those were questions that sparked Titouan’s interest in computers at a young age.
This naturally led him to studies in Computer Science engineering, specializing in compilers and language design. This passion made him the fan of open-source and linux he is today.
But all work and no play is not how we roll: Titouan enjoys baking (and eating or sharing) cakes, playing badminton and climbing boulders with Lieven or Hendrik.
PET-scanning, data race detection, digital design, distributed backup, IDE design, cloud-scale storage, big data processing … a lifetime of varied and deeply-technical projects give Mark a unique insight in the technological landscape.
At Sigasi, Mark transitioned the first generation of our technology to the Xtext framework. Sigasi’s unconventional, technical, friendly atmosphere must be very addictive … since recently Mark rejoined the company to help it grow to the next level.
When Mark is not dabbling with interesting technology, he enjoys playing competitive chess and reading bedtime stories to his two kids.
Lieven has built much of the internals of Sigasi Studio. He is an expert on Xtext, the framework on which the Sigasi Studio compiler is built.
Lieven is a regular speaker at international conferences about Eclipse and Xtext, for which he contributed both wild and crazy ideas and down-to-earth code patches. He also serves on the IEEE VHDL standardization committee, where he is continuously working on defining the next version of the VHDL language.
Dieter grew up in a warm home, either playing in the garden or in a couple of bands. Later came Basic, an airplane shooter game on Tandy TRS-80 and synthetic programming for a digital system simulator on HP-41CV. He still adores the scent of magnetic media.
Sigasi is a fast-growing, creative technology company in a B2B context and that’s a really nice fit for Dieter. Having worked in that space for several companies, and well-rooted in the field of semiconductors, Dieter forever enjoys the magic of a motivated team.
Outside of work, it’s cooking, jogging, gardening, and cycling. And little Manu with his adorable, welcoming smile.
Sigasi is hiring! We are looking for talented engineers and other motivated colleagues to join our team.
Do you fancy Monday cake day? Enjoy teamwork?
Find out more here.
Xilinx uniquely enables applications that are both software defined and hardware optimized. These industry-leading devices are coupled with a next-generation design environment and IP to serve a broad range of customer needs.
Sigasi is a proud member of the Xilinx Alliance Program.
Aldec, Inc. is an industry-leading Electronic Design Automation (EDA) company delivering innovative design creation, simulation and verification solutions to assist in the development of complex FPGA, ASIC, SoC and embedded system designs.
Sigasi is a proud partner of the Aldec Unite Program.
Intel Corporation (formerly Altera Corporation) is at the forefront of technology innovation, providing customers programmable solutions for leading-edge electronic systems that are shaping our modern world.
Sigasi is a proud member of the Altera® Commitment to Cooperative Engineering Solutions (ACCESS) program.
Eclipse is a community for individuals and organizations who wish to collaborate on commercially-friendly open source software. Originally created by IBM, now the Eclipse Foundation is an independent non-profit corporation. With its core technology built on the Eclipse platform.
The Electronic System Design Alliance, an international association of companies providing goods and services throughout the semiconductor design ecosystem, is a forum to address technical, marketing, economic and legislative issues affecting the entire industry.
Sigasi is a proud member of the ESD Alliance.
Sergei’s first math teachers found him working on a computer solution for repetitive exercises and function graphs. He was mesmerized by the beauty of perfectly aligned mathematical formulas on a screen.
With a masters degree in Computer Science at Kharkiv National University of Radioelectronics (2005) and a PhD in Computer Engineering on assertion-based verification (2011), Sergei has 15 years of experience in EDA (HDL compilers, linting, simulation, assertions, coverage, CDC analysis) and 10 years of university teaching experience (algorithms, data-structures, C++ programming, software engineering methodologies).
Besides EDA, Sergei enjoys being part of various projects and educational events related to reliable software engineering methods, software architectures, and business analysis in IT.
Not a lot of 12-year olds spend their time coding, but Tom did … writing macroing programs for the game Runescape. Whoever said gaming is bad for school results, clearly has not met with Tom.
Therefore software development was the logical choice when choosing a field of study. His passion for UX led to a successful thesis on the subject and an ambition to create software that’s intuitive and easy to use.
On a relaxing day, you can find him skiing, playing board games or watching Star Trek.
Hilde is an artist with a talent for painting and photography. And every accomplished artist knows it is not easy to sell art.
This is how Hilde has developed her talent for sales and marketing in several IT start-up companies in Belgium. She loves talking to people and helping Sigasi’s prospects and customers find the right solution for their engineering team.
Hilde loves creativity, life, challenges, colours, art … and happy customers.
At a very young age Hendrik was passionate about computers. When he was not breaking or fixing them, he was playing with his Legos or outside in the mud.
He started his engineering studies in 1996 at Ghent University and got his master degree in Computer Science. He performed research on artificial intelligence and on design methodology and received his PhD in Computer Science Engineering in 2008.
In his downtime Hendrik enjoys Belgian beers and the outdoors: cycling, running or working on his boulder climbing skills.
Playing music at age 11 and performing at age 15, life is best for Bob when it is in flow. He loves orchestral scores and financial statements, strategy meetings and one-on-one coaching.
Sigasi is a creative company and that’s what Bob likes best about it. Managing several companies the last 12 years, mostly in ICT, Media and Marketing, Bob continues to love working with dedicated teams and clients.
Bob has a passion for meditation and bodywork. If you provide the piano, he will gladly entertain you. Creatively he keeps on composing and producing music in his studio.
At 16, Charlotte felt the need to fix the world. She made a difference as a volunteer helping in her aunt’s orphanage on her first trip back to Africa. This is when she clearly felt social sciences are her passion. A degree in Economics complements her love for languages (6 and counting), cultures and numbers.
She likes to make people feel at ease, has a hands-on mentality and gets things done quickly and efficiently. No wonder Charlotte has years of experience in customer service and paralegal patent management. She loves to plan social events and to support customers.
Charlotte loves to learn, varying from following sewing classes, makeup artist classes for bridal makeup to expanding her language knowledge. Furthermore she loves to travel and explore different countries. But above all: family and friends are what matters most.
Multi-lingual, multi-cultural, multi-faceted and multi, multi more … Modesto has plenty of everything, most of all fun in building successful partnerships on different continents.
He developed business for In Region, Tanner EDA, Aldec, Synopsys, Silvaco and is no stranger to the world of Electronic Design Automation (EDA). Modesto focuses on business solutions for our key account clients in all industries: healthcare, defense, automotive, aviation, etc.
He currently travels between New York and San José, but prefers to call the world his home.
Jan Zegers is an electronic engineering professional and entrepreneur. He pioneered in Electronic Design Automation with digital VLSI automation at the IMEC research laboratory.
He co-founded Easics and served as its Engineering Manager until 2004. He was also a member of the Easics Board of Directors and their senior design expert.
Jan is a linux advocate and shows his heart for education serving as a board member at a primary school in Heverlee, Belgium.
Fond of technology since childhood, Philippe was tinkering with his Commodore 64 computer, with Lego robots and —at age 17— getting his HAM radio license. He spent the following year studying in Portland, Oregon.
Back in Belgium, he graduated as a Computer Science Engineer at Ghent University, where he conducted his doctoral research at the Department of Electronics and Information Systems. Philippe holds a black belt in aikidō and enjoys teaching programming skills to grade schoolers.