Elections, normally on a two-year cycle, were postponed in 2018 as the ESD Alliance became a SEMI Strategic Alliance Partner. During this cycle, up to nine members will be elected to a two-year term.
Current Governing Council members are:
- Simon Segars, chief executive officer (CEO) of Arm Holdings
- Lip-Bu Tan, president and CEO from Cadence Design Systems
- Dean Drako, IC Manage's president and CEO
- Wally Rhines, CEO emeritus at Mentor, a Siemens Business
- John Kibarian, president and CEO from PDF Solutions
- Grant Pierce, CEO of Sonics
- Aart de Geus, Synopsys' chairman and co-CEO
- Bob Smith, executive director of the ESD Alliance
Executives from member companies can nominate themselves or be nominated by someone from within a member company. Forms are available on the ESD Alliance website. Candidate statements will be posted on the website as they are received, with elections in mid-April. Results will be announced in May.
The Governing Council's charter is to provide input and steer the direction of the organization. The ESD Alliance's board of directors became the Governing Council when the ESD Alliance transitioned into SEMI as a SEMI Strategic Association Partner.
"Participating on the Governing Council offers executives a chance to help shape our industry, especially as the ESD Alliance's global footprint expands and we increase our initiatives with the launch of ES Design West," remarks Smith. "It's a satisfying experience and we encourage executives from the electronic system and semiconductor design ecosystem to get involved."
The Inaugural ES Design West
The ESD Alliance will host ES Design West co-located with SEMICON West 2019 at San Francisco's Moscone Center, July 9-11. Dedicated to promoting the commercial successes of the Design and Design Automation Ecosystem™, ES Design West is the only event in North America that links the electronic system and semiconductor design community with the electronic product manufacturing and supply chain. For more information, visit the ES Design West 2019 website.
About the Electronic System Design Alliance
The Electronic System Design (ESD) Alliance, a SEMI Strategic Association Partner representing members in the electronic system and semiconductor design ecosystem, is a community that addresses technical, marketing, economic and legislative issues affecting the entire industry. It acts as the central voice to communicate and promote the value of the semiconductor design ecosystem as a vital component of the global electronics industry.
SEMI® connects more than 2,100 member companies and 1.3 million professionals worldwide to advance the technology and business of electronics manufacturing. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, devices, and services that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable electronic products. Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance), FlexTech, the Fab Owners Alliance (FOA) and the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) are SEMI Strategic Association Partners, defined communities within SEMI focused on specific technologies. Since 1970, SEMI has built connections that have helped its members prosper, create new markets, and address common industry challenges together. SEMI maintains offices in Bangalore, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley (Milpitas, Calif.), Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org and follow SEMI on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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