ISQED Names Synopsys President and Chief Operating Officer Chi-Foon Chan as First Industry Fellow

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 23, 2004--


Technology direction and leadership from Dr. Chi-Foon Chan leads to prestigious position



The International Society for Quality Electronic Design ( today named Dr. Chi-Foon Chan, Synopsys president and chief operating officer (COO), as its first fellow in an awards ceremony at the ISQED04 conference. The prestigious ISQED fellowship program recognizes individuals with extensive technical knowledge in electronic design automation (EDA) and integrated circuit (IC) design who provide ISQED with long-term vision and critical leadership in steering the society and conference's technical direction.

"Dr. Chan has played a crucial role in steering the ISQED symposium since its initiation in 2000," stated Dr. Ali Iranmanesh , chairman of the society. "His expertise and understanding of both design-for-manufacturing and IC quality have been critical in establishing us as a world-class technical forum. His continued support and direction clearly merit this fellowship."

In addition to the fellowship, ISQED named eight distinguished members and 17 senior members from the university, design and EDA communities. More information about these memberships and the ISQED fellow program are available at

About Chi-Foon Chan

Dr. Chan has extensive experience with ensuring quality in electronic design. Currently, he is Synopsys President and Chief Operating Officer and a member of the board of directors. He joined Synopsys in 1990 and has held a variety of positions since then, including Executive Vice President; Senior Vice President, Design Tools Group; Acting Senior Vice President, Design Reuse Group; Vice President, Engineering and General Manager, DesignWare(R) Operations; and Senior Vice President, Worldwide Field Organization. Previously at NEC Corporation, Dr. Chan was General Manager of the Microprocessor Division, responsible for marketing all NEC chip devices in North America . Prior to NEC, Dr. Chan held a number of senior engineering positions at Intel Corporation. He holds an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University .


The International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED), is a premier Design & Design Automation conference, aimed at bridging the gap between and integration of: electronic design tools and processes, integrated circuit technologies, processes and manufacturing in order to achieve design quality. ISQED is the pioneer and leading conference dealing with design for manufacturability and quality issues. The conference provides a forum to present and exchange ideas and to promote the research, development, and application of design techniques & methods, design processes, EDA design methodologies and EDA tools that address issues impacting the quality of the realization of designs into physical integrated circuits. ISQED emphasizes a holistic approach toward design quality and highlights and accelerates cooperation among the IC Design, EDA, Semiconductor Process Technology and Manufacturing communities.

ISQED is produced and sponsored by the International Society for Quality Electronic Design.

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