Obsidian Software Awards Processor Verification Scholarship

AUSTIN, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Nov 15, 2010 -- Obsidian Software, an EDA company focused on processor verification, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2010 MTVCon Scholarship Program. The scholarship provides conference registration fees, airfare and hotel accommodations for several students across the country to attend the 11th Annual International Workshop on Microprocessor Test and Verification in Austin, Texas.

The scholarship is but one component of Obsidian's University Connections program, which seeks to provide employment assistance and networking resources for students performing academic research and recent graduates working in the fields of processor design and verification.

"In today's global economy, finding qualified talent is becoming increasingly difficult," said Eric Hennenhoefer, President of Obsidian Software. "Processor verification is a highly complex subset of electrical and computer engineering that requires years of rigorous study. Our University Connections program generates interest in the field while also putting us in front of the best and brightest new talent."

One such student is Patricia Lee, who is currently working on high-level simulation based validation in the Computer Science PhD program at the University of California, Irvine. Lee says that by attending the conference she hopes to learn about current trends in formal verification and simulation-based validation techniques for pre-silicon validation. "I would also like to hear about collaborative efforts that may be available in my area of study and become more involved in the industry though networking."

Scholarship Winners

Po-Hsien Chang
PhD Program -- Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California at Santa Barbara

Jifeng Chen
PhD Program -- Electrical Engineering
University of Connecticut

Ratika Goyal
Recent Graduate -- Hardware Engineer
Oracle, Irvine, California

Patricia Lee
PhD Program -- Computer Science
University of California, Irvine

Shahrzad Mirkhani
PhD Program -- Computer Engineering
University of Texas at Austin

Mahesh Prabhu
PhD Program -- Computer Engineering
University of Texas at Austin

About MTVCon
The purpose of MTV is to bring together researchers and practitioners to exchange innovative ideas and to develop new methodologies for solving difficult challenges facing the processor design community.

About Obsidian Software
Obsidian Software, a privately held company, has been providing processor verification products, verification consulting and training services to processor designers and semiconductor fabs since 1997. Obsidian's RAVEN software has been used to successfully verify dozens of processor implementations by many of the world's leading semiconductor companies. Obsidian has been recognized as part of the INC500, Austin Heavy Hitters, and Austin Fast 50.

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