Name: Saloni

Job Title: Lead Application Engineer

Deciding on a career path

It was at the age of fifteen years that I needed to decide my career path and work towards it. As a student, I was academically strong and the concepts of new things in subjects like Physics and Chemistry always intrigued me. Therefore, based on my interests and abilities, I wanted to choose a profession which was intellectually and technically challenging. So, when it was time, I chose to study Electronics and Communication Engineering with the belief that unlike some others, this field allowed enough potential to see your innovations getting realised into physical products that make the world a more comfortable, sophisticated and technologically advanced place to live.

My first job

I started my career with Freescale Semiconductors, India who are a big player as chip makers in Network and Automobile industry. It was very fascinating to see how they designed chips to incorporate various requests – some to add cool features while some to ensure better safety of passengers – from customers like BMW and Mercedes. I was a part of Flows and Methodology group, which worked across all business units, thereby allowing us to be a part of innovations in diverse areas. With the immense exposure to different EDA tools and flows I gathered in this role, moving to a strong EDA company like Cadence was an imperative decision.

Working for Cadence

In my time with Cadence UK, it has been the sheer novelty and diverse nature of work that has kept me motivated. Closely working with numerous customers across continents, whether to educate or train them, or assist them in solving their problems, is fun and dynamic in many ways. The best part for me personally has been the opportunities and means to keep learning and applying new concepts to work – I see it as a win-win for both Cadence and its employees. Our goal is always to innovate in our products and solutions, and enable our customers to innovate in their work, with their cutting edge developments in technologies such as smart phones or self driving cars, or companies making medical equipment to heal and cure mankind better.

Outside of work

I am fond of cooking (Indian curries) and dancing.

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