International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED)

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Mentor Graphics’ VP, Joseph Sawicki, Joins ISQED Board


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Santa Clara, California, January 12, 2011 – The International Society for Quality Electronic Design (ISQED) today announced that Joseph Sawicki, vice president and general manager of the Design-to-Silicon division of Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT), has joined the group’s Strategic Steering Committee. Mr. Sawicki is a leading expert in IC nanometer design and manufacturing challenges, and is responsible for Mentor's design-to-silicon products, including the Calibre® physical verification, DFM and RET/OPC platform, and the Mentor® TessentTM design-for-test product line. The ISQED Strategic Steering Committee is responsible for mapping the future direction of the organization.
“I am very pleased to welcome Joe Sawicki to the International Society for Quality Electronic Design,” said Dr. Ali A. Iranmanesh, ISQED founder and president. “Mentor’s strong focus on quality is demonstrated by its leading design automation solutions used by designers worldwide. As a leader in the EDA community, Mr. Sawicki brings new ideas and a valuable perspective on how ISQED can best serve its constituency.”

“ISQED provides an important forum for designers and technology providers to collaborate on the needs of the industry both now and in the future,” said Mr. Sawicki. “I’m looking forward to helping to make sure the focus of ISQED is to provide a forum for active discussion between all elements of the ecosystem about the real needs of IC designers.”

About the International Society for Quality Electronic Design

The International Society for Quality Electronic Design (ISQED), established in 1999, is a non-profit professional organization devoted to quality design of micro-, nano- and bio-electronic circuits and systems. ISQED’s mission is to provide forums and educational programs to present, educate and exchange ideas and to promote research, development, and application of design methods, design processes, semiconductor micro- and nano-technologies, IC packaging, test, electronic  design automation (EDA) tools and methodologies with a focus on quality design, manufacturing, yield and reliability and environment. Visit ISQED's website at for membership and information about its events.

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