Introducing Ngenics

Ngenics is an electronic design automation (EDA) company specialising in optimisation software using evolutionary algorithms


Our understanding of evolutionary algorithms & their application to various aspects of engineering is founded on more than 20 years of research by Professor Andy Tyrrell at the University of York.

Our Circuit Optimisation tool MOTIVATED equips circuit design engineers with a true
multi-objective optimisation flow which can provide a range of optimised solutions with one run.

Productivity Improvements

Through the reduction of the need to run parameter sweeps, Monte-Carlo, simulate-tweak-simulate operations

Performance Improvements

By searching a wide design space with true multi-objectives, the best possible solutions can be found

Improved circuit design

Bring process variability early into the design cycle and optimise designs to work within these limits

Meet the Team

We integrate state of the art evolutionary design methodologies with intimate knowledge of the challenges of the semiconductor industry, to help make good designs even better.

Dr Andy Tyrrell

Dr Andy Tyrrell


Andy has been working in the area of fault-tolerant design of digital systems since 1983, incorporating fault-tolerant software and hardware for real-time applications, such as robotics, aerospace systems and automotive systems. Andy has pioneered the exploitation of biological systems inspired algorithms in the design of electronic systems.
Simon Bale

Simon Bale

Technical Officer

Simon is a specialist in hardware design and has spent a number of years working on the design of novel RF devices before joining Ngenics. Simon has been developing the MOTIVATED™ technology for the past two years and has an intimate knowledge and understanding of the technologies provided by Ngenics.  
Dr James Walker

Dr James Walker

Chief Software Officer

James is a specialist in evolvable hardware and electronic design automation, with particular expertise in the areas of design synthesis and optimisation, reconfigurable architectures and variability-aware design. Working with Andy, James has built ngenics’ automated and scalable, multi-objective cell design technology platform, MOTIVATED™.
Asen Asenov

Asen Asenov

Non Executive Director

As a James Watt Professor in Electrical Engineering and Leader of the Glasgow Device Modelling Group, Asenov directs the development of 2D and 3D quantum mechanical, Monte Carlo and classical device simulators and their application in the design of advanced and novel CMOS devices. He is the founder and CEO of Gold Standard Simulations  and Director of SureCore, Ltd,and SemiWise. Asenov has more than 750 publications and more than 170 invited talks in his field.

Dennis Nye

Dennis Nye

Business Development Director

Dennis is an experienced Sales and Marketing consultant within the EDA, Semiconductor, Computer Hardware and Software areas. He is an enthusiastic supporter of value/solutions based selling.



Kevin Steptoe

Kevin Steptoe


Kevin has been instrumental in the start and success of some of the most prominent names in the electronic design automation businesses (EDA) in Europe. These include: Cadence Design System, Chronologic Simulation, Avant!, Magma Design Automation. He has held a variety of general management and executive roles: sales, marketing, product development, application engineering management. Kevin combines this with considerable international experience of managing large sales support teams and customer success across the world including Japan, Asia, China India and USA.
Dr. Djamel Bensouiah

Dr. Djamel Bensouiah

Technical Applications Manager

Djamel joins ngenics following 20+ years of Semiconductor Industry experience in roles as analogue engineer, senior CAD engineer and IT Manager at leading semiconductor design companies and semiconductor start-ups. His considerable knowledge of IC design tools development and integration into analogue design flows and third-party EDA tools influences and guides the development of MOTIVATED.

Please get in touch if you would like to know more about how Motivated and Ngenics Optimisation could help you, or to meet the team and see our solutions in action.

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Contact Us

The Catalyst, Baird Lane, Heslington, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 5GA

Phone: +44 (0)1904 435100


Ngenics is a limited company registered in England and Wales with number 07952918.
Registered Office: The Catalyst Baird Lane, Heslington, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 5GA