Nominating period open through March 4, 2011
LOUISVILLE, Colo. – Feb. 14, 2011 – The Design Automation Conference (DAC), the premier conference devoted to design and design automation of electronic systems (EDA), is now accepting nominations for the Marie R. Pistilli Women in EDA Achievement Award. The 48th DAC will be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, from June 5-10, 2011. Nominations must be received no later than 5 PM, MST, Friday, March 4, 2011.
This annual award, named for Marie R. Pistilli, the former organizer of DAC, recognizes individuals who have visibly helped to advance the profile of women in the EDA industry. This year’s honoree (to be announced prior to event) will be presented with the award during the Pavilion Panel: A Conversation with the 2011 Marie R. Pistilli Award Winner on June 6, 2011.
The Marie R. Pistilli award is open to men and women in industry or academia with technical or non-technical backgrounds. Nominees are individuals who have made notable contributions through work that has helped to advance the profile of women in the EDA industry. Past awardees have played key roles in creating, launching or managing products that involved contributions from women, or created opportunities for women in the EDA industry. Others have been leaders within a company or organization who have helped raise the awareness of women, or mentors or role models for successful women, in the EDA industry.
“For the past 11 years, the inspiration and contributions of people who have advanced the cause of women in the EDA industry have been honored through the Marie R. Pistilli Women in Electronic Design Automation Achievement Award,” said WWED Chairperson, Holly Stump, VP Marketing, Jasper Design Automation. “We encourage people to nominate someone whose work has contributed to creating opportunities and raising the awareness of women in EDA. He or she will join distinguished company.”
Past recipients of the award include:
47th DAC – Mar Hershenson, Magma Design Automation,
46th DAC – Telle Whitney, Anita Borg Institute
45th DAC - Louise Trevillyan, IBM Research
44th DAC - Jan Willis, Calibra Consulting
43rd DAC - Ellen Yoffa, IBM Research
42nd DAC - Kathryn Kranen, Jasper Design Automation, Inc.
41st DAC - Mary Jane Irwin, Penn State Univ.
40th DAC - Karen Bartleson, Synopsys, Inc.
39th DAC - Ann Rincon, AMI Semiconductor
38th DAC - Deidre Hanford, Synopsys, Inc.
37th DAC - Penny Herscher, Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
For additional information on the award, including the nomination form, visit the DAC Web site at http://mpassociates.com/EasySubmit/48DACWWED_submit.html
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) and silicon solutions. 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 to 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), the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDA Consortium), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and is supported by ACM's Special Interest Group on Design
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