August 17, 2020: Ed Lord of Phoenix, Arizona, and previous President of Oasis Sales Software and Services, brings his business development expertise to FirstPass Engineering (FPE) by accepting the role of Vice President of Business Development.

Ed is well versed in the tactics of delivering value, pragmatic advice, and an innovative vision to provide technical solutions to engineering and design teams. Ed’s ability as a collaborative leader of multi-functional teams, and his skill in product definition and delivery of enterprise solutions makes his addition to FirstPass an advantage. Ed’s direct marketing strategies drive product adoption and growth, and he communicates confidently at all levels of the target organization.

About FirstPass Engineering
Incorporated in 1993, FirstPass Engineering (FPE) began with the goal of providing ASIC design services to the Mil/Aero marketplace. Company expertise soon expanded into commercial space and commercial devices.
From 2000 to 2005, FirstPass was a captive design house for Vitesse Semiconductor Corp., focusing on development of complex ASICs for the telecom market including Intelligent Switch Fabrics, PCI, and SATA type devices. FPE drove methodology improvements company-wide, especially in verification.
In 2005, FirstPass reincorporated as an independent design services company. FPE has enjoyed solid growth and has re-established t-itself as an outstanding provider of ASIC and FPGA design services.
FirstPass has remained ahead of the technology curve, maintaining our high level of expertise through the technical changes and advances in pre-silicon verification, tools, and methodologies.