Zocalo Tech, Inc. is a privately funded Austin, Texas EDA company, incorporated in 2006. Zocalo is the Spanish word referring to the town center. Zocalo Tech’s goal is to be the center for expanding the use of Assertion Based Verification (ABV). The focus is software for quick and easy creation, use and reuse of assertions that work with popular functional verification flows.

The Zocalo product set, branded under the name Zazz™, has been architected and developed from the ground up with one goal in mind – increased productivity for engineers adopting and utilizing ABV.


Zocalo’s management team represents over 80 years of EDA experience in the areas of software development, customer support, sales and marketing. They were founders of SpeedGate, Inc. an EDA company providing RTL partitioning for FPGA prototyping, SpeedGate was acquired by Mentor Graphics in 2000.

Robert Biczek

Robert Biczek, President and VP Sales
Robert brings over 20 years of selling and management experience to Zocalo Tech. And, he has been involved in field sales with Zazz since March 2010. Robert is a founding Partner of Innovative Resources Technology Group, LLC and has been helping dozens of high-tech companies reach customers and close sales with new products. Earlier, Robert was VP WW Sales with NextSet software (financial software solutions), VP Sales Western US and Asia for Aptix Corporation (system-on-chip hardware prototyping solutions), and various sales and FAEs roles at Cadence’s Alta Group.

Robert holds a MSEE from University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, and a BSEE from Florida Tech.

Igor GoldmanIgor Goldman, Technical Director
Igor has over 25 years of experience in engineering, verification and operations in Russia and the US. Igor has held different design and verification lead positions at SI Diamond Technologies, Zilog, Celite Systems and Sigmatel. His experience includes digital design, SOC verification testbench development and Assertions-Based Verification. He was involved in development for several international projects and is highly experienced in coordinating international teams.

Igor has MS in Electrical Engineering from the Siberian Aero Space Academy.

Eric DealEric Deal, Director of Product Management
Eric has over 20 years of experience in digital logic design and architecture at IBM, Conexant Systems, SigmaTel, and Cyclic Design. He promoted assertion use within the design groups at Conexant and Sigmatel, and continues to leverage the benefits of assertions to IP customers through ECC IP developed at Cyclic Design.

Eric has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University.



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