Nominations for EDA Industry's Prestigious Phil Kaufman Award Open Through February 28

SAN JOSE, CA and NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- Jan 10, 2014 -- Nominations are being accepted now through Friday, February 28, 2014, for the Phil Kaufman Award for Distinguished Contributions to Electronic Design Automation (EDA), sponsored by the EDA Consortium (EDAC) and the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA).

The award recognizes individuals whose contributions made a significant impact within EDA in business, industry direction, promotion, technology and engineering, educational or mentoring. Impartiality is provided to all nominees, without regard to race, gender, age or national origin.

"After fifty years of electronic design automation, and on the twentieth anniversary of the Phil Kaufman Award, the IEEE Council on EDA is pleased to partner with the EDA Consortium to seek outstanding nominees whose contributions have helped move the field to where it is today," said William Joyner, CEDA Vice President, Strategy.

Established in 1994, the award is 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 2013 recipient was Dr. Chenming Hu, TSMC Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School at the University of California, Berkeley, for major contributions to transistor modeling enabling the generation of FinFET based design.

Nomination forms are available at:

Information regarding the Phil Kaufman Award, including past recipients is available at:

About the EDA Consortium

The EDA Consortium is the international association of companies that provide design tools and services that enable engineers to create the world's electronic products used for communications, computer, space technology, medical, automotive, industrial equipment, and consumer electronics markets among others. For more information about the EDA Consortium, visit

About the IEEE Council on EDA

The IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) provides a focal point for EDA activities spread across six IEEE societies (Antennas and Propagation, Circuits and Systems, Computer, Electron Devices, Microwave Theory and Techniques, and Solid State Circuits). The Council sponsors or co-sponsors over a dozen key EDA conferences, including the Design Automation Conference (DAC), the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD), Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE), the Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC), and events at Embedded Systems Week (ESWeek). The Council also publishes IEEE Transactions on CAD and IEEE Embedded Systems Letters. Since its founding, the Council has expanded its support of emerging areas within EDA, sponsored new initiatives, and increased recognition to members of the EDA profession via awards such as the A. Richard Newton and Phil Kaufman Awards. The Council welcomes new volunteers and local chapters. For more information on CEDA, visit:

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