May 18, 2011 14:00 ET

Nominations for EDA Industry's Annual Phil Kaufman Award Open Through June 30

Award Sponsored by EDA Consortium, IEEE Council on EDA Honors Individuals Whose Contributions Impact EDA

SAN JOSE, CA and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 18, 2011) - Nominations are being accepted now through Thursday, June 30, for the Phil Kaufman Award for Distinguished Contributions to Electronic Design Automation (EDA) sponsored by the EDA Consortium (EDAC) and the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA).

Last year's recipient was Pasquale (Pat) O. Pistilli, chairman of MP Associates of Louisville, Colo., who pioneered the EDA industry and built the Design Automation Conference as its premiere showcase and networking platform.

The award, to be presented at a dinner ceremony in October in Silicon Valley, Calif., recognizes individuals whose contributions made an impact within EDA in business, industry direction, promotion, technology and engineering, educational or mentoring. Areas of technology and engineering impact have been expanded this year to include: analog and RF; architecture, structures and FPGA; embedded systems; formal verification; design; design for manufacturing; intellectual property; layout; simulation; synthesis; and test. Impartiality is provided to all nominees, without regard to race, gender, age or national origin.

Established in 1994, the award is in honor of EDA industry pioneer Phil Kaufman, who turned innovative technologies such as silicon compilation and emulation into businesses that have benefited electronic designers.

The nomination form can be found at:

About the EDA Consortium

The EDA Consortium is the international association of companies that provide design tools and services that enable engineers to create the world's electronic products used for communications, computer, space technology, medical, automotive, industrial equipment, and consumer electronics markets among others. For more information about the EDA Consortium, visit

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 in CAD (ICCAD) and Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE). CEDA publishes IEEE Transactions on CAD 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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Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Nanette Collins
    Public Relations for the IEEE Council on EDA
    (617) 437-1822
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    Jennifer Cermak
    EDA Consortium
    (408) 283-2121
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