Nominations Being Accepted for 17th Annual Marie R. Pistilli Women in Electronic Design Automation Achievement Award

Nominating period open through March 3rd, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Colo. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 2, 2016 — The Design Automation Conference (DAC), the premier conference devoted to the design and automation of electronic systems, is now accepting nominations for the Marie R. Pistilli Women in EDA Achievement Award. The 53rd DAC will be held at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas from June 6 - 10, 2016. Nominations must be received no later than 5:00 PM, MST, Thursday, March 3rd, 2016.

This annual award, named for the late Marie R. Pistilli, the former organizer of DAC, recognizes individuals who have visibly helped to advance the profile of women in the EDA industry. This year’s honoree (to be announced prior to DAC) will be presented with the award at the 53rd DAC General/Opening Session on Monday, June 6, 2016.

The Marie R. Pistilli award is open to men and women in industry or academia with technical or non-technical backgrounds. Nominees are individuals who have made notable contributions through work that has helped to advance the profile of women in the EDA industry. Past recipients have played key roles in creating, launching or managing products that involved contributions from women, or created opportunities for women in the EDA industry. Others have been leaders within a company or organization who have helped raise the awareness of women, or mentors or role models for successful women, in the EDA industry.

“For more than 17 years the Marie R. Pistilli Women in Electronic Design Automation Achievement Award has honored dedicated individuals in the Electronic Design industry, and this year it is especially poignant in light of the untimely passing of the woman for whom the award is named,” said WWED Chairperson, Ann Steffora Mutschler, Executive Editor, Semiconductor Engineering. “We look forward to receiving nominations from industry and academia for those women who work has contributed to creating opportunities for and raising the awareness of women in Electronic Design.”

For more information and to submit your nomination visit the Women in Electronic Design webpage.

Past recipients of the award include:

52nd DAC – Margaret Martonosi, Professor of computer Science at Princeton University

51st DAC - Diana Marculescu, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

50th DAC – Nanette Collins, Nanette Collins Marketing & Public Relations

49th DAC – Dr. Belle Wei, San Jose State University

48th DAC – Limor Fix, Intel Corporation

47th DAC – Mar Hershenson, Magma Design Automation

46th DAC – Telle Whitney, Anita Borg Institute

45th DAC - Louise Trevillyan, IBM Research

44th DAC - Jan Willis, Calibra Consulting

43rd DAC - Ellen Yoffa, IBM Research

42nd DAC - Kathryn Kranen, Jasper Design Automation, Inc.

41st DAC - Mary Jane Irwin, Penn State Univ.

For additional information on the award, and the Design Automation Conference visit www.dac.com.

About DAC

The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is recognized as the premier event for the design of electronic circuits and systems, and for electronic design automation (EDA) and silicon solutions. A diverse worldwide community representing more than 1,000 organizations attends each year, represented by system designers and architects, logic and circuit designers, validation engineers, CAD managers, senior managers and executives to researchers and academicians from leading universities. Close to 60 technical sessions selected by a committee of electronic design experts offer information on recent developments and trends, management practices and new products, methodologies and technologies. A highlight of DAC is its exhibition and suite area with approximately 200 of the leading and emerging EDA, silicon, intellectual property (IP) and design services providers. The conference is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDA Consortium), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and is supported by ACM's Special Interest Group on Design Automation (ACM SIGDA).

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