Technologists from Intel, IBM, Microsoft and Cadence Design Systems are this year’s Silicon Integration Initiative Power of Partnerships Award winners, recognizing the Si2 volunteer team with the most significant contributions to silicon-to-system implementation.
Led by OpenAccess board chair Ramond Rodriguez of Intel, members of the OA leadership team are honored for strengthening the interoperability of one of the most widely used open-reference databases for IC design. The OA database creates interoperability between EDA companies and semiconductor designers and manufacturers.
The honorees are:
- Ramond Rodriguez, Senior Director, Strategic CAD Capabilities, Intel
- Ben Bowers, Principal Design Engineer, Microsoft
- James Masters, Principal Engineer, Intel
- Gregory Schaeffer, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM
- Mark Rossman, Software Engineering Group Director, Cadence Design Systems
“Most OpenAccess Coalition leaders are relatively new to their roles. The Si2 board of directors is focused on improving OA interoperability and this team has risen to the challenge,” said Marshall Tiner, senior director of OA. “Despite difficulties caused by the pandemic, they met every goal, including forming three new working groups to expand interoperability in critical technologies and address key problems members face.”
Si2 will present the awards at its Annual Member Meeting and Reception during the Design Automation Conference, Monday, July 11, 4:00 p.m.– 6:00 p.m., at the AMA Conference Center in the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. Advance registration is required.