Steve Teig, President and CTO
Steve Teig is the President and Chief Technology Officer of Tabula and the inventor of Tabula's Spacetime 3-Dimensional Programmable Logic Architecture. In 2012, Tabula has been recognized with an Edison Award, an American Business Gold Award, inclusion in MIT's "TR50" list of the 50 most innovative companies worldwide, and as #3 in the Wall Street Journal's "Next Big Thing" list of the most promising venture-backed startup companies. Prior to founding Tabula, Steve Teig was CTO of Cadence Design Systems (NSDQ:CDNS). Steve joined Cadence through its acquisition of Simplex Solutions (NSDQ: SPLX), where he was also CTO. At Simplex, Steve invented and led the technology development for the X Architecture, which radically improves chip design by pervasively incorporating diagonal wiring.
Before joining Simplex, Steve co-founded two successful biotechnology companies: CombiChem (NSDQ: CCHM, later acquired by DuPont Pharmaceuticals), where he was CTO, and BioCAD, where he was CTO and, later, CEO. At CombiChem, Steve invented and led the development of the company's revolutionary Discovery Engine technology, with which CombiChem discovered pharmaceutical-lead compounds for 11 different therapeutic areas in only five years. At BioCAD, Steve designed Catalyst: market-leading software for pharmaceutical discovery.
In the 1980s, Steve spent several years in the EDA industry, where his work had a major impact still felt today. First, at Trilogy Systems, he invented the now-universal technique of compiled-code logic simulation. Then, as CTO and co-founder of Tangent Systems (which later became Cadence's very first acquisition), he invented the principal place-and-route algorithms for the Tancell and Tangate products. These techniques formed the core of Cadence's Gate Ensemble, Cell-3 Ensemble, and Silicon Ensemble systems and lay many of the foundations for the physical design of even today's chips.
Steve received a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University. He holds over 240 patents. In 2002, he broke Thomas Edison's record for the number of patents filed by an individual in a single year. In 2011, he was awarded the World Technology Award for IT hardware innovation.