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Nomination Period for Phil Kaufman Award and Hall of Fame Open Through June 30

MILPITAS, Calif. –– March 5, 2024 –– Nominations are now being accepted through June 30, 2024 for the Phil Kaufman Award and the Phil Kaufman Hall of Fame sponsored by the Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance), a SEMI Technology Community, and the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA)Nomination forms are available for download on the SEMI website.

The Phil Kaufman award recognizes individuals whose contributions made significant impacts to electronic system design (ESD) in technology innovation, business, industry direction, education or mentoring.

Established in 1994, the Phil Kaufman Award honors electronic design automation industry pioneer Phil Kaufman, who turned innovative technologies such as silicon compilation and emulation into businesses that have benefited electronic designers. Last year’s recipient was Dr. Lawrence T. Pileggi, Coraluppi Head and Tanoto Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.

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The Phil Kaufman Hall of Fame posthumously recognizes individuals who made significant and noteworthy contributions through creativity, entrepreneurism and innovation to the electronic system design industry and were not recipients of the Phil Kaufman Award.

About the Electronic System Design Alliance

The Electronic System Design (ESD) Alliance, a SEMI Technology Community representing members in the electronic system and semiconductor design ecosystem, is a community that addresses technical, marketing, economic and legislative issues affecting the entire industry. It acts as the central voice to communicate and promote the value of the semiconductor design ecosystem as a vital component of the global electronics industry. Visit ESD Alliance to learn more.

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About the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA)

The IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) provides a focal point for EDA activities spread across seven IEEE societies –Antennas and Propagation, Circuits and Systems, Computer, Electron Devices, Electronics Packaging, Microwave Theory and Techniques, and Solid-State Circuits). CEDA sponsors a portfolio of over 30 conferences including ASP-DAC, DATE, DAC, ESWEEK, and ICCAD. Its award program recognizes EDA professionals which includes the A. Richard Newton, Phil Kaufman, and Ernest S. Kuh Early Career awards.

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About SEMI

SEMI® is the global industry association connecting over 3,000 member companies and 1.5 million professionals worldwide across the semiconductor and electronics design and manufacturing supply chain. We accelerate member collaboration on solutions to top industry challenges through Advocacy, Workforce Development, Sustainability, Supply Chain Management and other programs. Our SEMICON® expositions and events, technology communities, standards and market intelligence help advance our members’ business growth and innovations in design, devices, equipment, materials, services and software, enabling smarter, faster, more secure electronics. Visit www.semi.org, contact a regional office, and connect with SEMI on LinkedIn and X to learn more.

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Association Contacts

Michael Hall/SEMI
Phone: 1.408.943.7988
Email: mhall@semi.org

Nanette Collins/ESD Alliance
Phone: 1.617.437.1822
Email: nanette@nvc.com

Amanda Osborn/IEEE-CEDA
Phone: 1.352.872.5544 ext. 123
Email: admin@ieee-ceda.org

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