ESD Alliance committees provide the forum for member companies to address issues of common concern. These issues include export and government related issues, licensing and prevention of software piracy, interoperability and operating systems, and others. The committees are chaired and staffed by subject matter experts from member companies, with the support of the ESD Alliance board of directors.

ESD Alliance member companies are encouraged to participate on these committees to influence and stay abreast of these industry initiatives. If your company would like to have an impact on any of our current committees, or would like to suggest other areas of common interest be addressed by the ESD Alliance, please contact us.

Nanette Collins


  • Committee Charter : Educates the alliance member community as well as promotes the Electronic System Design industry
  • Committee Chair : Nanette Collins, Principal, NVC Communications

Emerging Companies

  • Committee Charter : Promotes the interests of companies whose annual revenue is less than $5M
  • Committee Chair : Steve Pollock, L3 Marketing.


  • Committee Charter : Supports the interests of EDA in matters pertaining to product export.
  • Committee Chair : Larry Disenhof, Group Director, Export Compliance and Government Relations, Cadence Design Systems, Inc.


  • Committee Charter : Seeks to define a stable, interoperable OS environment for tools and maximize the efficiency of the resources required to support these environments.
  • Committee Chair : Stephanie Chou, R&D Manager, Software Infrastructure, Licensing, Builds & Releases, Data Analysis and Visualization, EEsof EDA Division, Keysight Technologies.

License Management & Anti Piracy (LMA)

  • Committee Charter : An industry forum to identify and solve software licensing and piracy problems common to EDA vendors and their mutual customers.
  • Committee Chair : Sashi Subramanian, Engineering Group Director – Licensing, Installation and Release Operations, Cadence Design Systems.

Market Statistics Service (MSS)

  • Committee Charter : Generates the quarterly EDA, IP and services industry revenue report that is available to ESD Alliance members.
  • Committee Chair : Paul Cohen, Member of the Technical Staff, ESD Alliance


  • Committee Charter : Represents the interests of EDA companies at the DAC (USA) and DATE (Europe) tradeshows.
  • Committee Chair : Graham Bell, Vice President of Marketing, Uniquify.