Steve Teig is our Chief Technology Officer. A technologist and entrepreneur, he has been CTO of three EDA software companies, two biotech companies, and a semiconductor company; of these, two went public during his tenure, two were acquired, and one is a Fortune 500 company. Before joining Tessera in 2015, Steve founded and was CTO of Tabula, Inc. Prior to Tabula, he was co-CTO at Cadence Design Systems, Inc., which he joined through its acquisition of Simplex Solutions, Inc., where he was also CTO. Before Simplex, he was CTO of CombiChem, where his Discovery Engine™ technology led to pharmaceutical leads in 11 different therapeutic areas. Prior to that, he founded and was CTO at BioCAD Corp. Steve received a World Technology Award and an Edison Award in 2011, and he is an inventor on 293 US patents across multiple disciplines. He holds a BSE in EECS from Princeton University.