Faiq Fazal

VP Engineering

Faiq is the VP of engineering at Anew and brings a very hands-on and agile approach to Anew’s product design, development, quality assurance, delivery and support. Faiq has a strong interest and experience in AI/ML technology which he is leveraging in developing Anew products.

Professional Background

Faiq is involved in all aspects of product development including requirements analysis and prioritizing, system architecture and detailed functional design, test strategy development, development and test infrastructure and  customer engagements. Faiq supports his team by personally prototyping potential product features.  

Faiq has 35+ years of hands-on software development, engineering management and product delivery experience spanning many areas including storage systems, electronics design automation, enterprise systems and telecommunications. Over the years Faiq has led cross-functional and cross-geographical teams on many large projects. His management style is focused on business goals and results, maintaining a positive and optimistic outlook, quickly adapting to changes and leading by example. Faiq has also practiced various software development models such as AGILE, SCRUM, Waterfall, etc on several products. Over the years Faiq has led software development within many companies including Honeywell, ATT Bell Labs, Protocol (a division of Zycad), Cadence Design Systems, Knowlent and most recently at Dell-EMC.

His experience in EDA includes functional simulation and hazard analysis as applied to both ASIC and system design, hardware acceleration of functional and fault simulation and analog design verification tools.

Educational Background

Faiq has a B.Tech in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India and a Masters in Computer Science from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Hobbies & Interests

Faiq loves spending time fixing things in his house or lawn or doing projects with his Arduino and Raspberry Pi  kit. Faiq also has a very strong interest in promoting STEM within the K-12 education curriculum.

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