Jan Willis, Executive Advisor

Jan Willis started Calibra, an independent consulting business, in August 2007 to leverage her global expertise to advise companies worldwide on semiconductor marketing leadership.

Industry Awards

In 2007, Ms. Willis received the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Woman of Distinction Award in Technology and the Marie Pistilli Women in Electronic Design Automation Achievement Award. In 2006, she was recognized with the YWCA Tribute to Women in Technology (TWIN) award.

Track Record

Ms. Willis was most recently senior vice president of Industry Alliances at Cadence Design Systems, Inc., where she was responsible for building alliances with leading foundries, semiconductor manufacturers, IP providers and industry associations. Ms. Willis joined Cadence from Simplex Solutions, where she served as vice president of Business Development.

Before Simplex, she worked at Synopsys, Inc. as director of product marketing and semiconductor partnerships. She also spent more than five years at Hewlett-Packard Company, where she held various technical and management positions.


Ms. Willis has a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Missouri at Columbia, and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.