EDA Consortium Elects Officers and Board Members
SAN JOSE, Calif.

The Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Consortium announced today that it has elected a nine-member Board of Directors and officers to serve the organization through spring 2008. Aart de Geus, Ph.D., chairman and CEO of Synopsys, Inc., was elected chairman by the new board. Kathryn Kranen, president and CEO of Jasper Design Automation, and past chairman Walden C. Rhines, chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics, were elected vice-chairmen.

In addition to the officers, the elected EDA Consortium Board members include:

  -- John Bourgoin, president and CEO, MIPS Technologies
  -- Michael J. Fister, president and CEO, Cadence Design Systems
  -- John Kibarian, CEO, president and co-founder, PDF Solutions
  -- Alan Naumann, president and CEO, CoWare
  -- Scott Sandler, president and CEO, Novas Software
  -- Sanjay Srivastava, president and CEO, Denali Software

"I am looking forward to working with my Board colleagues to set the upcoming agenda for the EDAC based on the challenges and opportunities our industry faces in the coming years," stated de Geus. "EDA plays a critical role in the semiconductor value chain, and our customers recognize the importance of EDA to their successful technology development and, ultimately, the bottom line. Collectively, we can advance the industry and make certain we address the growing yield and productivity challenges faced by our customers as they move to meet their own customers' demands."

The new board was elected by the EDA Consortium's general membership at their biannual election meeting on Wednesday, May 31. The new board chairman was elected at a special board meeting held following the election meeting. At the same meeting, the Board also reappointed Robert M. Gardner CFO and Treasurer and Mark White, Partner, White & Lee, LLP, Corporate Secretary. Pamela Parrish continues in her role as Executive Director.

About the EDA Consortium

The EDA Consortium is the international association of companies that provide tools and services that enable engineers to create the world's electronic products. EDA is the critical technology used to design electronics for the communications, computer, space technology, medical and industrial equipment and consumer electronics markets among others. For more information about the EDA Consortium or to subscribe to the Market Statistics Service, contact EDA Consortium, 111 West Saint John Street, Suite 220, San Jose, Calif. 95113, USA, office 408-287-3322, fax 408-283-5283 or visit www.edac.org.

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