LOUISVILLE, Colo. – February 22, 2012 -- The Design Automation Conference (DAC), the premier event on automation and design of electronic systems, annually awards a scholarship in memory of Dr A. Richard Newton to support graduate research and study in electronic design automation (EDA). The $24K scholarship supports graduate students or young faculty investigators embarking on new research in the field of EDA. The successful applicants will be announced at the 49th DAC, which will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, from June 3-7, 2012.
Richard Newton was a professor and dean of the College of Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, a pioneer in electronic design automation and integrated circuit design, and a visionary leader in the technology industry. His teaching and research interests include all aspects of the design of electronic systems and the application of information and communication technologies (ICT) to the solution of societal problems.
Dr. Newton understood the power of engineering and technology in entirely new ways, and he connected them to addressing society's toughest problems. The vibrancy of his thinking helped shape an industry on what engineering is and what it can be. The A. Newton Scholarship honors Dr. Newton and supports entrepreneurship with the same vision and spirit for engineering.
Scholarships will be awarded based on the following criteria:
- Quality and applicability of the proposed research
- Impact of the award on the program at the faculty investigator's institution
- Academic credentials of the student(s)
- Financial need. Preference will be given to students and programs that can demonstrate financial need.
“The Richard Newton Graduate Scholarship funds a student helping institutions establishing a new focus in EDA,” said Al Dunlop, the IEEE/CEDA representative on the DAC executive committee. “With the incredible demands of modern semiconductor design, fundamental research in EDA is increasingly important.”
Applications must be submitted electronically by March 18th, 2012. Full details are on the DAC website at www.dac.com
The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is recognized as the premier event for the design of electronic circuits and systems, and for electronic design automation (EDA). A diverse worldwide community representing more than 1,000 organizations attends each year, represented by system designers and architects, logic and circuit designers, validation engineers, CAD managers, senior managers and executives, and researchers and academicians from leading universities. Close to 60 technical sessions selected by a committee of electronic design experts offer information on recent developments and trends, management practices and new products, methodologies and technologies. A highlight of DAC is its exhibition and suite area with approximately 200 of the leading and emerging EDA, silicon, intellectual property (IP) and design services providers. The conference is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) - Special Interest Group on Design Automation (SigDA), the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDA Consortium), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) - Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA).
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