The ESD Alliance promotes the growth of the electronic system design industry in many ways, including promoting small, innovative businesses and improving the efficiency of large and small companies.

An innovative new idea for a product or service is an essential start for a new company, but there is much more. The Emerging Companies Committee is focused on the needs of these companies by providing valuable information to help entrepreneurs grow their company. This includes seminars on marketing, sales, financing, legal issues, and more.

In cooperation with the IEEE Council on EDA (CEDA), the Phil Kaufman Award is presented annually to an individual who has had demonstrable impact on electronic design through contributions in  the field of Electronic Design Automation (EDA).

Emerging Companies

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

Phil Kaufman Award

Presented by the Electronic System Design (ESD) Alliance and the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation, this award honors an individual who has had demonstrable imoacton electronic design through contributions in the field of Electronic Design Automation (EDA).