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".
Contributions are evaluated in any of the following categories:
- Industry Direction and Promotion
- Technology and Engineering
- Educational and Mentoring
- 2018: Thomas Williams
- 2017: Rob Rutenbar
- 2016: Andrzej Strojwas, CMU professor and chief technologist of PDF Solutions, for his research in the area of design for manufacturing in the semiconductor industry.
- 2015: Walden C. Rhines, CEO of Mentor Graphics, for his efforts growing the EDA and IC design industries.
- 2014: Lucio Lanza, for helping numerous startups to develop innovative technologies.
- 2013: Chenming Hu, for major contributions to transistor modeling enabling the generation of FinFET based design.
- 2011: Chung Laung Liu, for his Distinguished Technical Contributions, Leadership Skills, and Business Acumen in Electronic Design Automation.
- 2010: Pat Pistilli, for pioneering the EDA industry and building the Design Automation Conference as its premiere showcase and networking platform
- 2009: Randal Bryant, CMU professor, for his seminal technological breakthroughs in the area of formal verification.
- 2008: Aart de Geus, Synopsys CEO for contributions to the EDA industry, more specifically the Design Compiler tool.
- 2007: Robert K. Brayton, known for work in logic synthesis, formal verification and formal equivalence checking. Co-developer of Espresso.
- 2006: Robert Dutton, creator of SUPREM (Stanford University Process Engineering Models) and PISCES (Poisson and Continuity Equation Solver) simulation tools and software used in Technology Computer Aided Design.
- 2005: Phil Moorby, inventor of Verilog
- 2004: Joseph Costello
- 2003: A. Richard Newton
- 2002: Ronald A. Rohrer
- 2001: Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
- 2000: Paul (Yen-Son) Huang
- 1999: Hugo De Man
- 1998: Ernest S. Kuh
- 1997: James Solomon
- 1996: Carver Mead
- 1995: Donald Pederson
- 1994: Hermann Gummel