Cor Schepens received his MSc degree in electronics at Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, in 1987. His thesis work was a specification-driven compiler automatically generating BiCMOS opamps. His first job was as digital ASIC designer and project leader at the companies Asic and Spase. Hereafter, he joined CME to advise Dutch SMEs on ASIC and FPGA implementation. In 1999, he switched to marketing and sales at Mentor Graphics and later Adelante. In 2004, he founded Adveda fully focused on HW/SW co-verification. Since 2006, he works at Cavendish Kinetics which is building its own MEMS technology and RF-MEMS products.