The International Engineering Consortium today announced the addition of an Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Executive Council to its current roster of councils that provide insight, industry knowledge, and planning assistance to the Consortium's many information-industry forums.

Currently, the semiconductor and EDA industries lack a forum for presenting new information and technological advancements to the design-engineering community. With the Council's direction, the IEC will provide a strong venue to present design tools and solutions for the electronic-engineering community. The annual, industry-leading DesignCon conference, held in the Silicon Valley, enables the display of design-engineering tools, solutions, and technology. Attendees of the conference come from the computer, semiconductor, communications, consumer electronics, automotive, aerospace, medical, controls, and test and measurement industries.

Demonstrating their support and long-standing interest in the semiconductor and EDA industries, the distinguished executives who comprise the Council will serve as advisors in the planning of DesignCon. The Council already consists of more than 50 members and includes representatives from Agilent Technologies, Cadence Design Systems, Ericsson, Fujitsu Laboratories, Lucent Technologies Microelectronics, Synopsys, and Toshiba America Microelectronics. To review the complete EDA Council, click here.

"Throughout its history the International Engineering Consortium has benefited from the leadership of individuals such as those who comprise our EDA Council," asserts Tom Costello, Senior Director, International Engineering Consortium. "Without their support, the IEC would not be able to provide its timely and relevant programming to industry and academia." The next event, DesignCon 2001, will be held from January 29 to February 1, 2001, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California.

The IEC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to catalyzing positive change in the information industry and its university communities, providing high-quality educational opportunities for industry professionals, academics, and students. To support a worldwide need, the IEC has developed free, on-line, Web-based tutorials. The IEC conducts industry-university programs that have substantial impact on curricula.

It also conducts research and develops publications, conferences, and technological exhibits addressing major opportunities and challenges of the information age. More than 70 leading, high-technology universities are currently affiliated with the Consortium. Industry is represented through substantial corporate support and the involvement of many thousands of executives, managers, and professionals.

The International Engineering Consortium (IEC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to catalyzing positive change in the information industry and its university communities by providing high-quality educational opportunities for industry professionals, academics, and students.