EDA Industry to Recognize Dr. Chenming Hu With the Phil Kaufman Award at DAC 2013

EDA Industry to Recognize Dr. Chenming Hu With the Phil Kaufman Award at DAC 
Honored for Major Contributions to Transistor Modeling Enabling the
Generation of FinFET Based Design 
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/03/13 --  Dr. Chenming Hu, TSMC
Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School at the University of
California, Berkeley, has been selected by the EDA Consortium (EDAC)
and the IEEE Council of EDA (CEDA) as recipient of the 2013 Phil
Kaufman Award for Distinguished Contributions to Electronic Design
Automation (EDA). He will receive this award at the opening ceremony
of the largest EDA event, the Design Automation Conference (DAC) on
June 2, 2013, in Austin, Texas. Dr. Hu is being recognized for his
contributions in device physics, device modeling, and device
reliability through BSIM and BERT models that have transformed the
semiconductor manufacturing and electronic design automation
industries. Dr. Hu's team invented the revolutionary 3D FinFET
transistor structure that simultaneously achieves size and power
reduction to enable continued scaling of the microelectronic chips.  
In a career spanning four decades, Dr. Hu has advanced semiconductor
technologies through nearly one thousand research publications,
building industry leading companies, and training hundreds of
graduate students. Dr. Hu received a bachelor degree from National
Taiwan University, masters and PhD degrees from UC Berkeley. He
served on the faculty of MIT and UC Berkeley as well as the chief
technology officer for TSMC, the world's largest semiconductor
foundry. He founded Celestry Design Technologies, later acquired by
Cadence Design Systems. He was elected to the US National Academy of
Engineering in 1997, the Academia Sinica in 2004, and the Chinese
Academy of Sciences in 2007. He received the IEEE Andrew S. Grove
Award, the Don Pederson Award, the Jun-Ichi Nishizawa Medal for his
contributions to MOSFET device, technology and circuit design, and UC
Berkeley's highest honor, the Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award.
Dr. Hu served as a board chairman of the nonprofit East Bay Chinese
School and currently serves on the board of the nonprofit Friends of
Children with Special Needs. 
"The Award celebrates Chenming's contributions to the EDA industry
for the BSIM compact models widely used to design all types of
integrated circuits, spanning logic, memory, analog and RF products.
His technical contributions have profoundly affected directions in
device technology as with the FinFET, all aspects of device
reliability, and non-volatile memory technology. His graduates serve
in senior leadership positions globally. With this award, the
semiconductor industry collectively applauds Chenming's monumental
impact," added this year's award presenter Klaus Schuegraf, Group
Vice President of EUV Product Development, Cymer, Inc.  
Aart J. de Geus, Chairman and co-CEO of Synopsys, Inc. and EDAC
Chairman of the Award Selection Committee said, "Recognizing Chenming
Hu the very year in which the entire EDA, IP, and Semiconductor
industry is unleashing the next decade of IC design through the
16/14nm FinFET generation is not a coincidence, but illustrates how a
great contributor can impact an entire industry!" 
"Professor Hu's work and life stands as an example of tremendous
contributions to science, technology, and society that would make
Phil Kaufman proud. IEEE CEDA is a proud partner to EDAC in honoring
such a luminary," said Donatella Sciuto, president of CEDA. 
About the Phil Kaufman Award 
The Phil Kaufman Award honors individuals who have had demonstrable
impact on the field of EDA through technology innovations,
education/mentoring, business or industry leaderships. The award was
established as a tribute to Phil Kaufman, the late industry pioneer
who turned innovative technologies into commercial businesses that
have benefited electronic designers. Last year's recipient was C. L.
(David) Liu, former president of the National Tsing Hua University
for his algorithmic EDA contributions. 
About the EDA Consortium 
The EDA Consortium is the international association of companies that
provide design tools and services that enable engineers to create the
world's electronic products used for communications, computer, space
technology, medical, automotive, industrial equipment, and consumer
electronics markets among others. For more information about the EDA
Consortium, visit www.edac.org. 
About the IEEE Council on EDA (CEDA) 
CEDA provides a focal point for EDA activities spread across six IEEE
societies (Antennas and Propagation; Circuits and Systems; Computer;
Electron Devices; Microwave Theory and Techniques; and Solid State
Circuits). It sponsors more than 12 conferences, including Design
Automation Conference (DAC), International Conference in CAD (ICCAD)
and Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE). CEDA publishes IEEE
Transactions on CAD, IEEE Design and Test, and IEEE Embedded Systems
Letters. CEDA is involved in recognizing leaders via the A. Richard
Newton Award, Early Career Award and Phil Kaufmann Award. For more
information, go to: www.c-eda.org. 
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respective owners. 
For more information:
Kristin Steen
IEEE Council on EDA
(512) 297-7126
Jennifer Cermak 
EDA Consortium
(408) 283-2121 
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