David Pellerin is a key architect of advances in language-based design for PLDs and FPGAs, and has published 4 books on the subject. Mr. Pellerin founded Accolade Design Automation™, where he was the architect of PeakVHDL™ and PeakFPGA™ advanced PC-based products for language-based integrated circuit design. Accolade was acquired by Altium™ Ltd. after which Mr. Pellerin directed Altium’s FPGA Design Products and coordinated FPGA-related technology acquisition efforts. Mr. Pellerin also directed Tools Development for Quicksilver Technology.