LOUISVILLE, Colo. – January 27, 2012 – 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 49th DAC will be held at the Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, June 3rd -7th 2012. Nominations must be received no later than 5 PM, MST, Friday, March 9th, 2012.
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 DAC) will be interviewed and presented with the award at the conference during the Pavilion Panel: A Conversation with the 2012 Marie R. Pistilli Award Winner on June 4th, 2012.
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 dozen years the Marie R. Pistilli Women in Electronic Design Automation Achievement Award has honored dedicated individuals in the EDA industry,” said WWED Chairperson, Karen Bartleson of Synopsys. “We encourage people to nominate someone whose work has contributed to creating opportunities and raising the awareness of women in EDA. She or he will join distinguished company.”
Past recipients of the award include:
48th DAC – Limor Fix, Intel Corporation
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.
For additional information on the award, including the nomination form, visit the DAC Web site 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) 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 Automation (ACM SIGDA)
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