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Valydate Expands Executive Team with New Vice President of Business Development

Industry Veteran To Drive Customer Acquisition For Rapidly Growing ValydateVERA™

Ottawa, Canada – May 12, 2016 – Valydate Inc., the leader in Schematic, Signal and Power Integrity analysis, today announced it has appointed Peter Connolly as the company’s Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Connolly will be responsible for identifying new sources of growth and customer acquisition for Valydate’s new highly acclaimed schematic reviewer, ValydateVERA™ (VERA). VERA delivers time and cost savings, helping designers to streamline design cycles, eliminate respins, and increase electronic design quality.

“Peter’s addition to our leadership team complements the strong management and business development capabilities we have at Valydate,” said Michael Alam, CEO of Valydate. “His wealth of experience will serve us well as we look to create a new and exciting future for Valydate.” Alam added, “Peter is well known in the industry and his significant experience across various markets and unique perspective will enable us to realize our full potential with VERA.”

An industry veteran with over 30 years of business, operations and sales experience working with high tech companies, Mr. Connolly brings substantial experience in business development, strategic partnerships, licensing, and collaborations with a focus on client and partner engagement.

Prior to joining Valydate, Mr. Connolly was Vice President of Business Development at Fidus Systems since 2002. His role included setting the strategic and tactical direction of sales and attaining growth objectives in various markets for engineering design services. His other former roles include VP of Operations, product line management, procurement and software engineering with companies such as, Cemtech and GMSI (Gandalf Mobile Systems Inc).

“I am excited to join Valydate at such an important time for the company,” stated Mr. Connolly. “It’s a great opportunity to join a company that looks for bold ways to improve critical path activities such as schematic design. I look forward to offering great value with VERA for customers and partners.”

About ValydateVERA™

Launched in 2015, ValydateVERA™ is a powerful design analysis and verification tool that saves design teams hundreds of hours of visual inspection and lab debug time by automating 100+ proprietary checks for each net within a schematic. Fully inspecting schematics using pre-defined checks and an extensive intelligent model component library, VERA is the most cost effective method to fully review schematic design.

VERA is available now for purchase or licensing opportunities. For more information on VERA and pricing or licensing, please visit

About Valydate

Valydate Inc. is a leading Schematic, Signal and Power Integrity analysis company that offers an innovative and automated approach to schematic review and validation. The Company’s patented verification engine provides automated inspection and review beyond human ability. As schematics become increasingly complex, proper test and review techniques become even more important. Proven through use in hundreds of designs over 6 years, clients benefit from the elimination of design errors early in the hardware design cycle, when they have the least impact on time, quality and cost. Valydate’s clients include those in the telecom, defense and aerospace, and photonics sectors.

Founded in 2010, Valydate operates worldwide. For more information, visit

Valydate, ValydateVERA and their respective logos, are trademarks of Valydate Inc.


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Valydate at DesignCon 2016!

Another successful year at DesignCon!

The crowds poured in as the clock struck 12 with some of the smartest Engineer’s from all over the world.

We were kept on our toes with visits from CTOs, HW Directors, Managers, and Engineers from the top Tier 1 Telecommunication, Aerospace and Defense, Medical Equipment, Consumer Electronics, and Enterprise solutions companies looking for new and innovative solutions to differentiate themselves in their marketplace.

We had lots of interest and requests for demonstration of our schematic review tool, VERA. Our visitors affirmed that an automated schematic reviewer tool was lacking in the marketplace and that no one in the world was offering a tool with all the capabilities like VERA offers.

The Engineers in particular saw the strong value in having a tool that not only saved hundreds of hours of visual inspection and lab debug time but also saved tens of thousands of dollars in re-spin costs. The Directors and Managers saw the potential that our tool enabled them to get to market faster.

Other positive feedback was that our tool was intuitive and straight forward with the intelligence built in to allow for multi board interconnect capabilities

We'd like to thank you all for coming to see us and making the event successful.

We look forward to next year.


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Valydate is The 2015 OBBA Award Winner Presented by Ontario Chamber of Commerce

On November 25, Ontario Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2015 Ontario Business Achievement Awards (OBAA) in Toronto in order to celebrate the greatest business success stories from across the province. And Valydate's success story was chosen over hundreds other applications to become one of the finalist for the Going Global, Small Business Award. At last, Valydate was announced as the winner of the Going Global, Small Business Award. The full article can be read here.

To help spread the news even further, the Ottawa Business Journal wrote an article featuring Valydate award winning moment. The full article can be found here.


CEO Michael Alam Represented Valydate Team Receiving The Award on Stage

And this is our story of success:

Valydate Featured in The November Issue of Kanata Networker!

Valydate Inc. is Leading The Innovation in Schematic Review and Validation

Since the beginning of 2015, Valydate has been impressively achieving several major successes. To celebrate its rapid growth and development, in this month issue, Kanata Networker digital magazine features a story about Valydate including its achievements at DesignCon 2015 to its nomination at the 2015 Ontario Business Achievement Awards and more. 

The full article can be found here

Valydate Profile as a 2015 OBAA Finalist is Live Now!

It is only a month away from the winners announcement of the 2015 Ontario Business Achievement Award (OBAA) hosted by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. Valydate is honoured to be nominated as a finalist for the Ontario Going Global, Small Business Award. As of October 21, Valydate profile has officially gone live on Ontario Chamber of Commerce's website. 

Valydate receives many positive feedbacks from Ontario business leaders regarding the successful implementation of its exporting business strategy. Mr. Louie DiPalma – Director of SME Programs at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce – states that Valydate has set a wonderful example of an inspiring Ontario start-up company to have a unique business idea and an ability to successfully take its business globally. He also adds that Valydate's approach is what Ontario needs in the future. 

Check out our full story on Ontario Chamber of Commerce's website here.



Valydate Named 2015 Ontario Business Achievement Award Finalist!

Valydate is proud to announce that we have been selected as an Ontario Business Achievement Award (OBAA) finalist for the Ontario Going Global, Small Business Award.


The Ontario Going Global, Small Business Award is awarded to a business that has implemented an export strategy that has positively affected its bottom line. This year, over 100 businesses submitted their applications for an OBAA award and Valydate is honoured to be one of two finalists in the category. 


Hosted by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), the OBAAs is a unique event that showcases some of the province’s most successful businesses and the positive impact they have had on Ontario’s economy. For 33 years, the OBAAs have acknowledged and celebrated Ontario's best in business – awarding organizations that personifying integrity, hard work, innovation, entrepreneurship, and export excellence. To date, nearly 500 organizations in Ontario have been awarded an OBAA.


The final results will be announced at the OBAA gala on November 25, 2015 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.  


For more information, please click here.

EDA Café interviews CEO, Michael Alam on Award Winning VERA software

At the DesignCon 2015, Valydate won Best in the Design Verification Tools award with its ValydateVera™ software. On this special occasion, Mr. Sanjay Gangal from EAD Café interviewed Mr.Michael Alam, Valydate CEO in regard to the award winning VERA software.

In the interview, Mike emphasizes that ValydateVera™ is the “first licensable tool to end-clients” which allows them to scan through their own designs net by net and run up to 100 tests per net to identify any errors very early on in the design cycle. Valydate is the leading company providing an EDA tool to the world to do such detailed and comprehensive schematic integrity tool analysis.

Check out the video below for full details of the interview.