Congratulations Shishpal Rawat, Recipient of the 2017 Accellera Leadership Award

Shishpal Rawat, Recipient of the 2017 Accellera Leadership Award

Shishpal became chair of Accellera in June, 2010. As chair of Accellera, he oversaw the consolidation of standards bodies, namely the merger with OSCI, as well as the acquisition of the OCP standard. He also helped to extend the relationship with the IEEE Standards Association’s IEEE Get Program for an additional 10 years, ensuring continued public access to view and download current EDA standards at no charge, courtesy of Accellera. He managed the relicensing of SystemC contributions to Apache 2.0 and oversaw the move toward standardization of the Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) standard to IEEE 1800.2. The Verilog AMS standard also moved under the SystemVerilog AMS standard. The deployment of Accellera standards via the DVCon brand of conferences expanded to Europe and India, and the planning and development for DVCon China was initiated during his term of leadership. Most recently, the emerging Portable Stimulus standard made significant strides since work began in 2015 while Shishpal was chair of Accellera.

The award was presented at the 2017 Design Automation Conference (DAC) during the Accellera breakfast and town hall meeting.

"Shishpal has had a profound impact on the advancement of Accellera’s mission and its growth worldwide. We are grateful for his years of leadership and dedication. He is very deserving of this award, and I am proud to honor him among his colleagues at DAC.”
-- Lu Dai, Accellera Systems Initiative Chair

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Shishpal Rawat receives Leadership Award at DAC 2017

Lu Dai and Shishpal Rawat, DAC 2017

Accellera Technical Excellence Award

Congratulations Richard Weber, Recipient of the 2018 Technical Excellence Award

Richard Weber, Recipient of the 2018 Technical Excellence AwardRichard Weber is the recipient of the seventh annual Accellera Technical Excellence Award. He was presented the award at DVCon U.S. on Monday, February 26th during the Accellera Day luncheon.

Mr. Weber has been a member of Accellera for more than 10 years and has participated in multiple working groups. He was recognized for his technical contributions in helping to drive register descriptions among multiple working groups including SystemRDL, IP-XACT and UVM.

“Richard has been a motivating force in helping to align register descriptions across different standards among multiple working groups within Accellera,” said Martin Barnasconi, Accellera Technical Committee Chair. “His achievements are extremely valuable, and he has been a key part of the evolution of SystemRDL, IP-XACT and UVM standardization. With Richard’s dedication, keen technical insight and leadership, register descriptions are now well aligned across these standards.”

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About the Technical Excellence Award

Accellera Systems Initiative wishes to recognize the outstanding achievements of its working group members by selecting outstanding contributors to our standards development process as recipients of the Accellera Systems Initiative Technical Excellence Award.

This annual award recognizes major contributions to the development of Accellera standards. Examples of such contributions may include leadership in standardization of new technologies, assuring achievement of standards development goals, and identifying opportunities to better serve the needs of the community through standards.

The recipient of the Technical Excellence Award is recognized at DVCon U.S.

Eligibility

Any member of an Accellera Working Group is eligible for the award.

Candidates can be nominated by Working Group chairs and are endorsed and selected by participants of the Accellera Technical Excellence Award Committee, which is a subcommittee of the Technical Committee.

Nominations must include the following information:

  • The candidate's name, email address, and affiliation
  • Brief description of the specific achievements that justify the award (supporting documents are optional)
  • Why those achievements are important to the industry
  • Your name, email address, and affiliation

For more information about our awards programs, contact us.

Past Recipients

Accepted Letters of Assurance

The following are Letters of Assurance accepted by Accellera Systems Initiative.

Accepted DateContributorContributionLOA
July 17, 2015 Cadence Design Systems SIE Technology for Mixed-Signal View
September 16, 2015 Cadence Design Systems Joint Portable Stimulus Specification View

 

Accellera Leadership Award

Congratulations Martin Barnasconi, Recipient of the 2018 Accellera Leadership Award

Martin Barnasconi, Recipient of the 2018 Accellera Leadership Award

Prior to merging with Accellera, Martin initiated the standardization of the SystemC AMS extensions in 2006 as part of the Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI). As the chair of Accellera’s SystemC AMS Working Group, he led the development and release of the SystemC AMS 1.0 standard in 2010, followed by the SystemC AMS 2.0 standard in 2013. As chair of the P1666.1 committee in the IEEE Standards Association, Martin continued the SystemC AMS standardization efforts resulting in IEEE 1666.1 in 2016.

Martin led DVCon’s expansion into Europe with the addition of DVCon Europe in 2014. He served as General Chair of the new conference for the first two years and will serve again this year. Under his guidance, DVCon Europe has become recognized by the industry as a must-attend technical conference focused on system-level and mixed-signal design and verification. He also helped to launch SystemC Evolution Day in Munich in 2016. The event is now co-located with DVCon Europe 2018.

Martin Barnasconi receives Leadership Award at DAC 2018

Lu Dai and Martin Barnasconi, DAC 2018

The award was presented at the 2018 Design Automation Conference (DAC) during the Accellera breakfast.

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About the Accellera Leadership Award

The Accellera Leadership Award is given to an individual who has provided active leadership and contributed significantly in the vision of EDA and IP standards development activities and the governance of Accellera Systems Initiative (and/or its precedent organizations). A nominee should have served on the Board of Directors, held leadership positions, and played a key role in the evolution of Accellera Systems Initiative.

Nominations are accepted from members of Accellera Systems Initiative. Endorsement from at least two additional member companies is required in support of the nomination. Self-nomination is acceptable. Nominations should include the candidate’s name, affiliation, and qualifications. The recipient is recognized at the Accellera breakfast at the Design Automation Conference.

The recipient of the Accellera Leadership Award is recognized at the Accellera breakfast at the Design Automation Conference.

For more information about our awards programs, contact us.

Past Recipients

Accellera Systems Initiative Technical Excellence Award Nomination

 

Nomination deadline is January 18th

 

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