Accellera Technical Excellence Award

Tom Alsop, Recipient of the 2017 Technical Excellence AwardCongratulations Tom Alsop, Recipient of the 2017 Technical Excellence Award

Tom Alsop, co-chair of the Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) Working Group, is the recipient of the sixth annual Accellera Technical Excellence Award. Mr. Alsop will be presented the award at DVCon U.S. on Monday, February 27th during the Accellera Day luncheon from 12:00-1:30pm at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, California.

Mr. Alsop has been a member and co-chair of the UVM Working Group for eight years, ultimately forming the IEEE P1800.2 UVM committee. He will be recognized for his technical contributions and leadership as co-chair of the UVM Working Group and guiding the submission of UVM 1.2 as a contribution to the IEEE P1800.2™ working group for further standardization and maintenance, leading it to become an IEEE standard in 2017.

The goal of the UVM standard is to improve design productivity by making it easier to verify design components with a standardized representation that can be used with various verification tools, helping to lower verification costs and improve design quality.

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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

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Past Recipients

Accellera Leadership Award

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.

Shishpal Rawat receives Leadership Award at DAC 2017

Lu Dai and Shishpal Rawat, DAC 2017

The award was presented at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) during the Accellera breakfast and town hall meeting on Tuesday, June 20.

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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.

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Past Recipients

Accellera Systems Initiative Technical Excellence Award Nomination

 

Nomination deadline is January 18th

 

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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

 

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