October 09, 2012 11:00 ET

IEEE Council on EDA Celebrates 30 Years of ICCAD With Luncheon Talk by Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli

Will Explore Evolution of Computer-Aided Integrated Circuit Design

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Oct 9, 2012) - The IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) -- -- will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD) with a talk by Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, the Buttner chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley.

His presentation, "ICCAD at 30 Years: Where we have been, where we are going," will examine the past and future evolution of computer-aided integrated circuit design. Part of CEDA's Distinguished Lecture Series, it will be held Tuesday, November 6, from noon-1:45 p.m. in the Grand Hall at Hyatt Place in San Jose. It is open to all full ICCAD conference and Tuesday conference-only registrants.

"Alberto is uniquely qualified to provide a long-term perspective of our industry," affirms Joel Phillips of Cadence Design Systems and the Technical Activities chair for CEDA, a sponsor of ICCAD. "His career spans the life of the conference, and he is influential in both the academic and industrial evolution of EDA. Moreover, Alberto was general chair of ICCAD in 1990."

About Professor Sangiovanni-Vincentelli

Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli co-founded Cadence and Synopsys, two of the largest public EDA Companies, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Cadence, Sonics, ExpertSystems, KPIT Cummins and Accent. He serves as a member of the General Motors Science and Technology Advisory Board and the Technology Advisory Council of United Technologies (UTC), and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Italian Institute of Technology.

He is on the advisory board of Walden International, Xseed and Innogest Venture Capital Funds and is on the investment committee of Banca Intesa Fondo Atlante and Finlombarda Next Venture Capital Fund. A member of the Scientific Council of the Italian National Science Foundation, he also serves as president of the Group of 7 Research Supervisors of the Italian Government.

Dr. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli received the Kaufman Award for pioneering contributions to EDA and the IEEE/RSE Maxwell Medal for groundbreaking contributions that have had an exceptional impact on the development of electronics and electrical engineering or related fields. He is an author of more than 880 papers, 17 books and three patents, and is a fellow of the IEEE and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

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About the IEEE Council on EDA 

The IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) -- -- provides a focal point for EDA activities spread across six IEEE societies (Antennas and Propagation; Circuits and Systems; Computer; Electron Devices; Microwave Theory and Techniques; and Solid State Circuits). It sponsors more than 12 conferences, including the Design Automation Conference (DAC), International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD) and Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE). CEDA publishes IEEE Transactions on CAD, IEEE Design and Test Magazine and the IEEE Embedded Systems Letters. CEDA is increasingly involved in recognizing its leaders via the A. Richard Newton Award, Early Career Award and Phil Kaufmann Award. CEDA welcomes volunteers and local chapters. For more information, go to:

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