EDAC Mixer, Kaufman and More. All Things EDAC

EDAC Mixer, Kaufman and More. All Things EDAC
by Paul McLellan on 10-14-2014 at 5:00 pm

 The next monthly EDAC mixer is next week on Thursday 23rd October from 6-8pm. It will be at the Sonoma Chicken Coop at 90 Skyport Drive in San Jose (right next to where Magma used to be and Atmel is). So come along and mingle with industry peers, all the the benefit of local charities. You don’t need to donate, just pay for your food and drink normally and a portion goes to the charity concerned. This month’s charity is the Mountain View Educational Foundation (MVEF), a volunteer driven non-profit that provides funding for enrichment programs and educational material to enhance the solid academic curriculum and maintain the high quality of education in the Mountain View Whisman School District. To learn more about MVEF, visit their web site at www.mvef.org. If you are going to go, then EDAC would like you to register (it’s free of course) so that they have some idea of numbers. You can register here. See you there.

 The 2014 Phil Kaufman Award is going to Lucio Lanza of Lanza techVentures. EDA and IP startups have always been a key source of technology innovation – even today’s larger EDA and IP companies were startups at one point. Over the last two decades, Dr. Lanza has helped guide numerous startups as they developed the innovative technologies needed to keep the industry moving forward. Lucio’s continuing strong support of the industry has included valuable business and technical mentoring based on his years of experience in the EDA and semiconductor industries, as well as financial backing in many cases.

Joe Costello, founding CEO of Cadence Design Systems, is quoted in the press release.These days, when I talk to a young EDA or IP startup I hear about Lucio. He is keeping our industry fed with a steady stream of innovation, new ideas and energy. So in a very practical sense, it is Lucio’s vision and drive that powers today’s EDA industry and plots its future. And for this, we are all very fortunate.

The award will actually be presented at the Kaufman Award Dinner which will be held in conjunction with ICCAD on Tuesday November 4th at the San Jose Marriott (the one downtown) at 301 Market Street. It starts at 6.30pm. You can purchase tickets or tables here.


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