Nominations Being Accepted for 17th Annual Marie R. Pistilli Women in Electronic Design Automation Achievement Award

Nominating period open through March 3rd, 2016

Automation Conference (DAC)
, the premier conference devoted to the
design and automation of electronic systems, is now accepting
nominations for the Marie R. Pistilli Women in EDA Achievement Award.
The 53rd DAC will be held at the Austin Convention Center in Austin,
Texas from June 6 – 10, 2016. Nominations must be received no later than
5:00 PM, MST, Thursday, March 3rd, 2016.

This annual award, named for the late 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 presented with the award at the
53rd DAC General/Opening Session on Monday, June 6, 2016.

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
recipients 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

“For more than 17 years the Marie R. Pistilli Women in Electronic Design
Automation Achievement Award has honored dedicated individuals in the
Electronic Design industry, and this year it is especially poignant in
light of the untimely passing of the woman for whom the award is named,”
said WWED Chairperson, Ann Steffora Mutschler, Executive Editor, Semiconductor
“We look forward to receiving nominations from industry
and academia for those women who work has contributed to creating
opportunities for and raising the awareness of women in Electronic

For more information and to submit your nomination visit the Women
in Electronic Design

Past recipients of the award include:

52nd DAC – Margaret Martonosi, Professor of computer Science
at Princeton University

51st DAC – Diana Marculescu, Professor, Carnegie Mellon

50th DAC – Nanette Collins, Nanette Collins Marketing &
Public Relations

49th DAC – Dr. Belle Wei, San Jose State University

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, and the Design Automation
Conference visit

About DAC

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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