Board of Directors

Accellera Systems Initiative is governed by its board of directors and managed by officers elected by the board.


  • Martin Barnasconi, NXP Semiconductors
  • Dennis Brophy, Siemens EDA
  • Ola Dahl, Ericsson
  • Lu Dai, Qualcomm Inc.
  • Aparna Dey, Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
  • Laurent Maillet-Contoz, STMicroelectronics
  • Tran Nguyen, ARM
  • Warren Stapleton, AMD
  • Sherie Taylor, Intel Corporation
  • Swami Venkat, Synopsys

Officers and Leadership

  • Chairman: Lu Dai, Qualcomm
  • Vice Chairman: Dennis Brophy, Siemens EDA
  • Secretary: Martin Barnasconi, NXP Semiconductors
  • Treasurer: Aparna Dey, Cadence Design Systems
  • Technical Committee Chair: Martin Barnasconi, NXP Semiconductors
  • Promotions Committee Chair: Dennis Brophy, Siemens EDA
  • IP Rights Committee Chair: Stan Krolikoski
  • Executive Director: Lynn Garibaldi, Accellera
  • Marketing Communications Manager: Barbara Benjamin, HighPointe Communications


Featured Events

DVCon Europe 2022DVCon Europe 2022

December 6-7, 2022
Munich, Germany

SystemC Evolution EventsSystemC Evolution Day

December 8, 2022
Co-located with DVCon Europe
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DVCon U.S. 2023DVCon U.S. 2023

Feb 27 - Mar 2, 2023
San Jose, CA

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