I have to believe this year’s Phil Kaufman Award presentation and dinner was unlike any other. Recipient Wally Rhines was treated to a gentle roasting by Intel’s former chairman of the board Craig Barrett, which he responded to in kind when accepting the award. A tribute video and a humorous “day in the life” video shown as part of the formal evening activities can be found on the EDAC website: www.edac.org
The 2015 Phil Kaufman Award presentation and dinner sponsored by EDAC and CEDA November 12 began with music and networking.
Wally Rhines, chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics, (third from left) accepts the 2015 Phil Kaufman Award from (from left to right): Lip-Bu Tan, president and CEO of Cadence and co-chair of the EDA Consortium; Shishpal Rawat of Intel and president elect of the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA); and Craig Barrett, former chairman of the board of Intel.