Mentor Graphics and SiliconIndia Announce 2016 Leadership Awards for the Embedded/VLSI Industry

Bangalore, India, December5, 2016—Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT), a leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, and SiliconIndiahave announced the 2016 Leadership Awards for the Embedded/VLSI Industry.Started in 2010, the SiliconIndia – Mentor Graphics® Leadership Awards program for the Embedded/VLSI Industry is a one-of-a-kind annual awards program, facilitating the best in the VLSI/Embedded industry.In its seventh year, these awards honorthe best in the VLSI/embedded software industry, and recognize the contribution of various companies/individuals in driving the semiconductor industry.

The winners of these prestigious awards were chosen by a panel of judges consisting of eminent business leaders: AnamHaque, vice president – Silicon Engineering, Open Silicon;K. Krishna Moorthy, corporate senior director &managing director, India Design Center, Rambus Chip Technologies India; Pradeep Elamanchili, senior director, Sandisk;Sonal Chandrasekharan, senior director, Cypress Semiconductors; Gyana BardhanPattanaik, global head – Embedded Horizontal, Larsen &Tourbo.

The winners for this year, by category, are:

  • Best VLSI/ Embedded Design –  Seagate
  • Best VLSI/ Embedded Design – Established Indian Company: Reliance Jio
  • Best VLSI/ Embedded Design – Startup Product: Asarva Technologies
  • Best VLSI/ Embedded Design – Startup Services : Graphene Semiconductors
  • Best VLSI/ Embedded – Government –Semiconductor Lab
  • Best Electronic System Design Company – Multinational – Barco
  • Best Electronic System Design Company – Established Indian Company: Centum Electronics
  • Best Electronic System Design Company – Established Indian Company:MosChip
  • Best Electronic System Design Company – Startup – Smartron
  • Award for Promising Entrepreneurial Organization/Individual in Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM): SiliConc
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Outstanding Contribution to VLSI/Embedded Design Industry – G.Dasaragude, CEO, Invecas and Ineda Systems
  • Outstanding Contribution to VLSI/ Embedded Design Industry – Individual: GanapathySubramaniam, venture partner, India,Walden International
  • Innovative Product Company – Indian: ThincI
  • Outstanding Contribution to VLSI/ Embedded Design Industry – Corporate: Datapatterns AND eInfochips
    Outstanding Contribution to VLSI/ Embedded Design Industry – Academic Institution:DhirubhaiAmbani Institute of Technology

 

“The skill apparent in the winning designs is a reflection of the vigor and robustness of India’s electronics industry,” said Walden C. Rhines, CEO and chairman, Mentor Graphics. “It is always impressive to observe the level of innovative entrepreneurship thriving here.”

 

Pradeep Shankar, CEO, SiliconIndia added, “Now in its seventh edition, the Leadership Awards program has expanded significantly over the years and is today the largest event in the Embedded/VLSI space, recognizing and rewarding the best in the industry. This year, we acknowledge the contributions of individuals and companies across 14 different categories.”

 

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