Synopsys Honors Shrenik Mehta with Eleventh Annual Tenzing Norgay Interoperability Achievement Award
Shrenik, First Individual Recipient, Recognized for Guiding Collaborative Initiatives Resulting in Widely-used Standards in Electronic Design

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, announced today that Shrenik Mehta has been awarded Synopsys' eleventh annual Tenzing Norgay Interoperability Achievement Award. As chairperson of Accellera, a leading standards organization in electronic design automation (EDA), from 2005 until 2010, Shrenik guided the organization to several collaborative initiatives that created widely-used standards such as SystemVerilog, Unified Power Format (UPF), and Universal Verification Methodology (UVM).

"I am deeply honored to accept the Tenzing Norgay Interoperability Achievement Award this year," said Shrenik Mehta, Principal Industry Consultant, @shrenikmehta. "The collaborative industry standards have transformed the system-on-chip (SoC) design methodologies worldwide and enabled designer productivity benefits to semiconductor, systems, IP and EDA companies. I would like to share this award with all the individuals who have contributed to these standards and thank them for their genuine commitment and effort over the years."

"Shrenik was founding board member of Accellera and under his leadership, Accellera became a prominent standards organization," said Rich Goldman, vice president corporate marketing, Synopsys, Inc. "In 2009, it merged with The SPIRIT Consortium to form an even stronger organization that looked after creation and adoption of HDL and IP standards."

As a result of Shrenik's efforts, SystemVerilog is currently the most widely-adopted HDL standard in the industry. He also facilitated creation of the Unified Power Format (UPF) committee under Accellera to provide an open and inclusive standard for low-power format, encouraged the user community to participate in this effort, and brought competing vendors together to create a standard that the entire industry can use freely. Shrenik's leadership in providing OpenSPARC, an open source multi-core microprocessor design, has resulted in a very meaningful vehicle for the industry to demonstrate interoperability among many EDA tools and formats.

About the Tenzing Norgay Interoperability Achievement Award

The Tenzing Norgay Interoperability Achievement Award was established by Synopsys to recognize companies, organizations, universities and individuals who collaborate on interoperable design flows that benefit the user community. The award is presented annually to organizations that have surpassed common levels of interoperability, have contributed to overall industry advancement and have helped provide a new view of the future for EDA interoperability. Named for the crucial role that Sherpa Tenzing Norgay played in the first successful attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1953, the Interoperability Achievement Award recognizes achievements that are critical to a designer's success.

About Shrenik Mehta

Shrenik Mehta has more than 25 years of semiconductor and system industry experience. He has managed product development, hardware design and verification, software and EDA tools and methods. He has also built organizations, online communities and established partnerships. Shrenik was a Sr. Director, Microelectronics at Sun Microsystems and was involved with the development of SPARC, PicoJava and OpenSPARC products. Shrenik holds a master's degree in Computer Engineering from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and bachelor's degree from Institute of Technology - BHU, Varanasi (India). He holds nine US patents and one patent in Taiwan. Shrenik received the Sun Chairman's award for Innovation in 2006. Shrenik's LinkedIn profile can be found at and he can be found on Twitter: @shrenikmehta.

About Synopsys

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) is a world leader in electronic design automation (EDA), supplying the global electronics market with the software, intellectual property (IP) and services used in semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing. Synopsys' comprehensive, integrated portfolio of implementation, verification, IP, manufacturing and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) solutions helps address the key challenges designers and manufacturers face today, such as power and yield management, system-to-silicon verification and time-to-results. These technology-leading solutions help give Synopsys customers a competitive edge in bringing the best products to market quickly while reducing costs and schedule risk. Synopsys is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has more than 65 offices located throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Asia and India. Visit Synopsys online at

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