Phil Kaufman Award

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Phil Kaufman Award is established by the Electronic System Design (ESD) Alliance (formerly the EDA Consortium) to recognize individuals for their impact on electronic design by their contributions to electronic design automation (EDA). It has been dubbed "The Nobel Prize of the EDA Industry".[1]

Contributions are evaluated in any of the following categories:

  • Business
  • Industry Direction and Promotion
  • Technology and Engineering
  • Educational and Mentoring

The award was established to honor Phil Kaufman, the deceased former president of Quickturn Systems.



  1. ^ "Phil Kaufman Award – ESD Alliance". Retrieved 2018-10-07.
  2. ^ "2018 Phil Kaufman Award – ESD Alliance". Retrieved 2018-10-07.
  3. ^ "2017 Phil Kaufman Award Dinner – ESD Alliance". Retrieved 2018-10-07.

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