2017

  • ESD Alliance MSS reports Industry Sees Highest Quarterly Revenue Increase in Five Years (18.9%)
  • Grant Pierce Named Chairman of the ESD Alliance Board of Directors
  • Andrzej Strojwas honored with the 2016 Phil Kaufman Award

2016

  • ESD Alliance members elect new Board of Directors.
  • Lucio Lanza joins the ESD Alliance Board of Directors
  • The Electronic Design Automation Consortium becomes the Electronic System Design Alliance
  • ESD Alliance MSS reports industry revenue of $7.8B for 2015

2015

  • Walden C. Rhines honored with the 2015 Phil Kaufman Award
  • Bob Smith appointed Executive Director for the EDA Consortium
  • Ajoy Bose (Atrenta) joins  the EDA Consortium Board of Directors
  • EDAC MSS  reports record EDA industry revenue of $7.4B

2014

  • Lucio Lanza honored with the 2014 Phil Kaufman Award
  • MSS reports 2013 EDA industry revenue of $6.9B
  • EDA Consortium elects new Board of Directors. Lip-Bu Tan (CEO of Cadence Design Systems) and John Kibarian (CEO of PDF Solutions) selected as co-chairs.

2013

  • EDA – Back to the Future industry reunion raises funds for the preservation of EDA history at the Computer History Museum
  • Dr. Chenming Hu honored with the 2013 Phil Kaufman Award
  • MSS  reports EDA revenue of $6.5B for 2012

2012

  • Inaugural installment of the ongoing EDAC – Jim Hogan Emerging Companies Series
  • EDAC members elect new Board of Directors
  • Kathryn Kranen, President and CEO of Jasper Design Automation, is elected Chair of the EDAC Board of Directors
  • MSS reports EDA revenue increases to $6.1B for 2011

2011

  • Dr. C.L. David Liu honored with the 2011 Phil Kaufman Award
  • Simon Segars (ARM) joins the EDAC Board of Directors
  • MSS  reports EDA revenue of $5.3B for 2010

2010

  • MSS  reports EDA revenue of $4.7B for 2009
  • EDAC members elect a new Board of Directors
  • Walden C. Rhines, Chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics, elected Chairman of the EDAC Board of Directors

2009

  • MSS reports EDA revenue of $5.2B for 2008
  • EDAC conducts multi-faceted investigation of EDA software piracy
  • Dr. Randal E. Bryant receives the Phil Kaufman Award

2008

  • MSS reports EDA revenue of $5.8B for 2007
  • EDAC members elect new Board of Directors.
  • Walden C. Rhines, Chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics, elected Chairman of the EDAC Board of Directors
  • Dr. Aart de Geus receives the Phil Kaufman Award

2007

  • MSS reports EDA revenue of $5.3B for 2006
  • Dr. Robert K. Brayton receives the Phil Kaufman Award

2006

  • US Department of Commerce publishes export regulation exemption for encryption of semiconductor device design data
  • Aart de Geus, CEO and chairman of the board, Synopsys, elected chairman
  • MSS reports record revenue of $4.6B for 2005
  • Robert Gardner appointed EDAC Executive Director
  • Bob Dutton, Ph.D. receives Phil Kaufman Award.

2005

  • Wassenaar Plenary approves export exemption for encryption of semiconductor device design data
  • MSS reports revenue of $4.4B for 2004
  • Phil Moorby receives Phil Kaufman Award.

2004

  • New simplified international EDA export regulation achieves Wassenaar Plenary approval and is published in US export regulation
  • EDA industry OS Roadmap launched
  • Save stock incentives letter writing campaign results in over 800 letters to legislators and helps block FASB legislation
  • MSS expanded to include 50 new Semiconductor IP (SIP) categories, reports revenue of $4.2B for 2003
  • New board of directors elected and Walden C. Rhines remains chairman

2003

  • EDA Consortium lobbies to simplify international export regulation
  • Richard Newton, Ph.D. receives Phil Kaufman Award

2002

  • EDA Consortium produces a DVD, “EDA Where Electronics Begins”. The DVD is in four languages – English, German, French and Japanese.
  • A new board of directors is elected in May and Walden C. Rhines, Chairman & CEO, Mentor Graphics, is voted chairman.
  • Design Achievement Award presented to Philips.
  • Ron Rohrer, Ph.D. receives the Phil Kaufman Award

2001

  • EDA Consortium launches industry branding campaign at DATE in Europe & DAC in US.
  • Design Achievement Award presented to SONY and SANYO.
  • Dr. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli receives the Phil Kaufman Award.
  • EDA Consortium signs an “In Cooperation Agreement” with the EDS Fair in Japan.

2000

  • Ray Bingham, president & CEO, Cadence Design Systems, elected chairman.
  • Design Achievement Award presented to Motorola and Advanced Micro Devices.
  • Dr. Paul Huang receives the Phil Kaufman Award

1999

  • MSS reports record revenue of $3.4 billion for 1999.
  • Dr. Hugo De Man receives Phil Kaufman Award.
  • Design Achievement Awards presented to Siemens AG and XaQti Corporation.

1998

  • Aart de Geus, CEO and chairman of the board, Synopsys, elected chairman.
  • EDA Consortium co-sponsors DATE.
  • EDA Consortium publishes its first Standards Funding Report. Members endorse Spine 99.
  • MSS reports record revenue of $3.2 billion for 1998.
  • Ernest Kuh receives Phil Kaufman Award.
  • First Design Achievement Awards presented to Acuson, Micronas Intermetall GmbH and Intrinsix.

1997

  • EDAC becomes EDA Consortium.
  • MSS reports $2.7 billion in EDA and Semiconductor Intellectual Property (SIP) revenue.
  • James Solomon receives Phil Kaufman Award.

1996

  • Members vote to establish all-CEO board of directors.
  • Wally Rhines, president & CEO, Mentor Graphics, elected chairman.
  • Pamela Parrish becomes EDAC’s first full time employee as Executive Director .
  • MSS reports $2.3 billion in EDA revenue.
  • Carver Mead receives Phil Kaufman Award.

1995

  • EDAC forms EDA Industry Council with the CAD Frameworks Initiative (CFI).
  • www.edac.org web site launched.
  • MSS reports $1.6 billion in EDA revenue.
  • Donald Pederson receives Phil Kaufman Award.

1994

  • Alan Hanover, president & CEO, Viewlogic, elected Chairman.
  • MSS first published. EDAC/Needham Stock Index introduced.
  • Herman Gummel presented with first Phil Kaufman award.

1992

  • EDAC incorporates and becomes DAC co-sponsor.

1991

  • Joe Costello, president & CEO, Cadence Design Systems, succeeds Jim Hamock as chairman.

1990

  • Jim Hamock assumes the position of chairman.
  • Donna Fritz (Walden) becomes EDAC’s 1st Executive Director. Donna and her agency staff supported EDAC for the next seven years.

1989

  • Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDAC) is formed. First officers are elected.