Nominations for will be accepted until Thursday, June 30, for this year’s Phil Kaufman Award for Distinguished Contributions EDA sponsored by the EDA Consortium (EDAC) and the IEEE Council on EDA. Don’t miss the opportunity to nominate someone you know who has had a major impact on the field of EDA in business, industry direction, promotion, technology and engineering or educational or mentoring. Areas of technology and engineering impact have been expanded this year to include: analog and RF; architecture, structures and FPGA; embedded systems; formal verification; design; design for manufacturing; intellectual property; layout; simulation; synthesis; and test. Impartiality is provided to all nominees, without regard to race, gender, age or national origin.
Last year’s recipient was Pasquale (Pat) O. Pistilli, chairman of MP Associates of Louisville, Colo., who pioneered the EDA industry and built the Design Automation Conference as its premiere showcase and networking platform.
The award will be presented at a dinner ceremony in October. It was established in 1994 in honor of EDA industry pioneer Phil Kaufman, who turned innovative technologies such as silicon compilation and emulation into businesses that have benefited electronic designers.
The nomination form can be found at: http://www.edac.org/about_kaufman_award.jsp#nominations