Si2 Announces Board of Directors for 2015-2016

Si2 Members’ Meeting is on Monday, June 8, at the Design Automation Conference (DAC)

AUSTIN, Texas — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 27, 2015 — The Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) announced today the election of the 2015-2016 Board of Directors, with formal introductions during the Si2 Members’ Meeting to be held during DAC, at the Moscone Convention Center (in Room 206 at 4:00PM) on June 8, San Francisco, CA, USA.

The new representative on Si2's Board is: Texas Instruments (TI) - Dr. Keith Green, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff in TI’s Analog Technology Development department.

The re-elected Board Members and their representatives are: AMD - Kalyan Thumaty, Corporate Vice President, Design Engineering; ARM - Dr. John Goodenough, Vice President, Design Technology and Automation; Cadence Design Systems - Tom Beckley, Senior Vice President, Custom IC & PCB Group; IBM - Dr. Leon Stok, Vice President, Electronic Design Automation Technologies; Intel - Rahul Goyal, Vice President, Technology and Manufacturing Group and Director, EDA Business; Mentor Graphics - Pravin Madhani, General Manager, Place and Route Division; Qualcomm - Nick Yu, Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm’s CDMA Technologies Division; Samsung Electronics - Sungho Park, Senior Vice President of AP Development, System LSI Business; Synopsys - Karen Bartleson, Senior Director of Corporate Programs and Initiatives; and TSMC - Suk Lee, Senior Director, Design Infrastructure Marketing Division.

“Direction and guidance from our Board of Directors drives the success of Si2,” said John Ellis, Si2 President & CEO. “As the semiconductor industry continues to consolidate, there is unabated pressure on our members to rapidly innovate while reducing cost. To help our members meet these challenges, Si2, under our Board’s supervision, is also making changes that will increase our agility while reducing cost of participation in Si2. At the same time, it is the Board’s imperative that Si2 keep our existing, production-quality standards and support tools relevant for leading-edge development, both in existing and developing markets. The depth of experience, cross-section of supply chain representation, and diverse skills mix in our Board of Directors helps ensure the direction they provide is comprehensive, forward-looking, and sound.”

The keynote speaker for the Si2 Members’ Meeting is Nick Yu, of Qualcomm, Chair of the Si2 Board. Nick will be addressing the positive changes for Si2 members. More information, including registration details, are found at this link:

About Si2

Si2 is the largest organization of industry-leading semiconductor, systems, EDA and manufacturing companies focused on the development and adoption of standards to improve the way integrated circuits are designed and manufactured, in order to speed time-to market, reduce costs, and meet the challenges of sub-micron design. Now in its 27th year, Si2 is uniquely positioned to enable timely collaboration through dedicated staff and a strong implementation focus driven by its member companies. Si2 represents approximately 90 companies involved in all parts of the silicon supply chain throughout the world. See


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