Bill Read to Receive Accellera Systems Initiative Leadership Award

Freescale’s Read will be recognized for his role as a key contributor to the evolution of Accellera

ELK GROVE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 2, 2015 — Accellera Systems Initiative (Accellera), the electronics industry organization focused on the creation and adoption of electronic design automation (EDA) and intellectual property (IP) standards, announced today that Accellera board member Dr. Bill Read is the recipient of the fourth annual Accellera Leadership Award. The award recognizes the vision, leadership and contribution to standards development, governance and promotional activities of the organization. The award will be presented at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) during the Accellera breakfast panel on Tuesday, June 9.

“Bill has been an integral part of Accellera’s history,” stated Shishpal Rawat, Accellera Systems Initiative chair. “Over the years he has been an active supporter of EDA and IP standards development activities, bringing together industry leaders to influence their development within the industry. His leadership within our organization is evident in his management style and the ease with which he helped transition Accellera’s policies and procedures during our mergers. He is well-deserving of this award.”

“I am honored to receive this award from my colleagues,” stated Dr. Read, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Freescale Semiconductor. “Working with Accellera has allowed me to collaborate with key leaders in EDA and IP standards development. We have made significant contributions over the years, and I look forward to continuing to work with Accellera members in standards innovation.”

Dr. Read has been involved in the technology industry for more than 30 years, beginning with Bell Labs in 1980. As one of the longest serving members of Accellera’s Board of Directors, Dr. Read has been instrumental in bringing together some of the industry’s best technologists and engineers to collaborate to develop standards that have been widely accepted around the world. His contributions from the user perspective have helped initiate standardization of IP Tagging and Verilog-AMS, bring low power standards under one umbrella, and develop and implement Universal Verification Methodology (UVM), which is proceeding to IEEE for standardization under the IEEE P1800.2 working group.

Dr. Read has been a member of Accellera’s Board of Directors since 1998. He currently serves on the SRC/GRC Executive Technical Advisory Board. Dr. Read received his BSE, MSE and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

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About Accellera Systems Initiative's Leadership Award

Accellera Systems Initiative established the Leadership Award in 2012 to recognize the contribution of an individual who has provided active leadership and contributed significantly in the vision of EDA and IP standards development activities and the governance of Accellera Systems Initiative. A nominee can be anyone who has contributed to the leadership and vision of Accellera’s standards.

About Accellera Systems Initiative

Accellera Systems Initiative is an independent, not-for profit organization dedicated to create, support, promote and advance system-level design, modeling and verification standards for use by the worldwide electronics industry. The organization accelerates standards development and, as part of its ongoing partnership with the IEEE, its standards are contributed to the IEEE Standards Association for formal standardization and ongoing change control. For more information, please visit Find out more about membership.

Accellera, Accellera Systems Initiative and UVM are trademarks of Accellera Systems Initiative Inc. Freescale is a trademark of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.


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