Nominations Now Being Accepted for the Marie R. Pistilli Women in EDA Achievement Award Honors Individuals Who Have Contributed to the Advancement of Women in EDA

BOULDER, Colo.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Jan. 10, 2005— Nominations have opened and are being accepted now through Friday, March 4, for the Marie R. Pistilli Women in EDA Achievement Award. This yearly tribute recognizes individuals who have visibly helped advance women in the electronic design automation (EDA) industry.

To be considered, the nominee should show leadership for the launch of a successful product that included contributions from women or a program that has created opportunities for women. Or, the nominee could be the leader of a company or organization that has helped raise the awareness of women or has been a mentor or role model for successful women.

The award, named for the former organizer of the Design Automation Conference (DAC), the industry's leading event, is open to both males and females with technical or non-technical backgrounds in industry or academia. Last year's winner was Dr. Mary Jane Irwin who holds the title of the A. Robert Noll chair in the Department of Computer Science at Pennsylvania State University.

Nomination forms can be downloaded from the 42nd DAC website, located at:

The award is presented at the Workshop for Women in Design Automation (WWINDA), scheduled this year for Monday, June 13, from 1:00-5:00 p.m. during the 42nd DAC at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. (A detailed agenda will be announced shortly.) DAC begins Monday, June 13, and runs through Friday, June 17.

About DAC

DAC is the annual event where the electronics design community meets for a week-long forum of information exchange on management practices, products, methodologies and processes. Attended by more than 12,000 developers, designers, researchers, managers and engineers from leading electronics companies and universities worldwide, it offers a robust technical program covering the industry's hottest trends. Its vibrant exhibit floor includes more than 200 companies, many of whom are startups just introducing their first products. The conference is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Design Automation (ACM/SIGDA), the Circuits and Systems Society and Computer Aided Network Design Technical Committee of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE/CASS/CANDE) and the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDA Consortium). More details about DAC are found at:

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