Yervant Zorian, Chief Architect at Synopsys, Named the General Chair of the 50th Design Automation Conference (DAC)

Yervant Zorian, chief architect in the Solutions Group, will lead the 50th Design Automation Conference (DAC) executive committee for next year’s conference, to be held at the Austin Convention Center (TX,USA) from June 2 to 6, 2013.

“We are proud to have such a respected, distinguished individual of the Synopsys team lead the 50th DAC,” said Joachim Kunkel, SVP and GM of the Solutions Group in his congratulatory note. “DAC is our industry’s premiere yearly event, and I look forward to an exciting conference program and exhibition under Yervant’s stewardship.”

Earlier this year EE Times posted an article about Yervant’s prestigious appointment. The executive editor of EE Times, Nicolas Mokhoff, commented: “This is a fitting tribute to the 50th DAC; that is, having a most respectful and courteous professional being general chair. His indefatigable and relentless pursuit to better the world of design and test has earned him the EDA industry’s full honor. I wish Yervant Zorian the best in making the half century mark of the premiere design automation conference a truly unforgettable occasion…”

Yervant Zorian received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering fromMcGillUniversity, an MBA from the Wharton School of Business of theUniversityofPennsylvania, and an MSCE in from theUniversityofSouthern California. Zorian has served as a DAC executive committee member for the past seven years. He has authored four books and more than 300 refereed papers. He has received more than 30U.S.patents in the domain of embedded test and repair, and a number of Best Paper Awards. As the general chair of the 50th DAC, he believes that next year’s conference will mark a major milestone in innovation.

“For 50 years, DAC has been the key event for the electronic design, embedded systems and design automation communities to meet, learn and discover new research, new products, and new developments,” Yervant said in a DAC press release. “As we begin to plan DAC’s 50th Anniversary inAustin, the executive committee is committed to providing attendees with an enhanced overall experience at both the exhibition and technical conference. We are looking forward to an exciting event to celebrate 50 years of innovation and research.”

In November 2012, Yervant Zorian was announced the winner of the Synopsys Fellow Award which recognizes individuals who excel technically in their fields of expertise. Drawing on his customer skills, Yervant has been instrumental at expanding the penetration of our STAR Memory System at several new customers, such as Apple, Intel,Hitachi, LSI, Renesas, Samsung, ST, TSMC and UMC.

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