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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