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EDA Consortium

June 09, 2014 09:00 ET

EDA Consortium Elects Officers and Board Members

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 9, 2014) - The Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDAC) announced today that it has elected the Board of Directors and elected officers to serve the organization through spring 2016. Lip-Bu Tan, President and CEO of Cadence Design Systems, and John Kibarian, President, CEO, and co-founder of PDF Solutions, Inc., were elected as co-Chairs through 2016.

In addition to the officers listed above, the EDA Consortium Board includes one new member and six continuing members:

  • Raul Camposano, CEO, Nimbic, Inc
  • Edmund Cheng, President and CEO, Gradient Design Automation
  • Aart de Geus, Chairman and CEO, Synopsys, Inc
  • Dean Drako, President and CEO, IC Manage
  • Grant Pierce, CEO, Sonics (new)
  • Walden C. Rhines, Chairman and CEO, Mentor Graphics Corporation
  • Simon Segars, CEO, ARM

"As the semiconductor and software content in systems including automobiles, mobile devices, wearables and other internet-connected things continues to grow, EDA and IP become even more important to enabling a changing world," said Lip-Bu Tan. "This is a very exciting time to be in our industry, and I look forward to serving alongside John Kibarian as co-Chairman as we help the industry to grow and realize its full potential in the value chain of this highly integrated, interconnected world."

"Advancing technologies present significant challenges to the entire semiconductor ecosystem," added John Kibarian. "I look forward to working with Lip-Bu Tan as co-Chairman, and the rest of the EDAC board, to focus the EDAC mindshare on addressing our common challenges."

"I am excited to join the EDAC Board of Directors," said Grant Pierce, CEO of Sonics. "I plan to actively participate in EDAC and add additional perspective as the organization addresses the new challenges presented by the ever changing electronic design industry."

The new board was elected by the EDA Consortium voting members during the voting period ending May 23, 2014. The board co-chairmen were elected at the first meeting of the new board, held on May 29. At the same meeting, the new board reappointed corporate officers Robert M. Gardner CFO and Treasurer, and Mark White, Partner, White Summers Caffee & James, LLP, Corporate Secretary.

About the EDA Consortium

The EDA Consortium is the international association of companies that provide tools and services that enable engineers to create the world's 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.

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Contact Information

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    Paul Cohen
    EDA Consortium