Nominations Requested for EDA Industry's Prestigious Phil Kaufman Award
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Nominations Requested for EDA Industry's Prestigious Phil Kaufman Award

SAN JOSE, Calif. & NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—May 15, 2008— Nominations for this years recipient of the Phil Kaufman Award for Distinguished Contributions to Electronic Design Automation (EDA), sponsored by the EDA Consortium (EDAC) and IEEE Council on EDA (CEDA), are being accepted until Monday, June 30.

The award will be presented Wednesday, October 29, at the 15th annual Phil Kaufman Award dinner and ceremony at the Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, Calif.

The Kaufman Award honors individuals who have made a demonstrable impact on the field of EDA in business, industry direction and promotion, technology and engineering, or education and mentoring. It was established in 1994 in honor of deceased EDA industry pioneer Phil Kaufman, who turned innovative technologies like silicon compilation and emulation into businesses that have benefited electronic designers.

Dr. Robert K. Brayton, Cadence Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California at Berkeley, was the recipient of last years 2007 award.

The Phil Kaufman Award is truly the Nobel Prize of EDA, and those deserving individuals who have received it in the past have proven to be guiding lights for our industry, said Aart de Geus, vice-chairman of the EDA Consortium and chairman and CEO of Synopsys, Inc.

John Darrigner, president of CEDA, concurs. Over the years, EDA has repeatedly delivered the innovations required for the continued growth of the electronics industry and the Kaufmann award provides an outstanding occasion for industry to recognize those select individuals that have been the key contributors to this advancement. The IEEE Council on EDA is delighted to be a sponsor of this prestigious award.

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About the EDA Consortium

The EDA Consortium is the international association of companies that provide tools and services that enable engineers to create the worlds electronic products. EDA is the critical technology used to design electronics for the communications, computer, space technology, medical and industrial equipment and consumer electronics markets among others. For more information about the EDA Consortium contact EDA Consortium, 111 West Saint John Street, Suite 220, San Jose, Calif. 95113, USA, office 408-287-3322, fax 408-317-3322 or visit

About the IEEE Council on EDA

The Council on Electronic Design Automation is IEEEs focal point for multiple EDA disciplines. Its goal is to bring increased value to IEEE members and the EDA community as a whole by coordinating EDA activities, enabling new initiatives, fostering interdisciplinary research and recruiting young talent to EDA. It also will increase visibility for IEEE-sponsored EDA events such as the Design Automation Conference (DAC) and International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD) and its technical publications. Its charter spans theory, implementation and use of computer aided design (CAD) tools to design integrated electronic circuits and systems. Its website is located at:

The information supplied by the EDA Consortium and the IEEE Council on EDA is believed to be accurate and reliable, but they assume no responsibility for any errors that may appear in this document. All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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