MANHASSET, N.Y.Virage Logic Corp's Alex Shubat, co-founder, president and chief executive officer, is running as a candidate to serve on the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) board of directors for a two-year term in the EDA/design partner category that includes intellectual property (IP) providers.
"I believe our current economic situation will result in a significant change in the overall structure of the semiconductor industry," said Shubat in a statement.
"As a GSA board member, I will focus on driving several key initiatives: increased interoperability and quality of tools and IP; early collaboration and integration by design and manufacturing ecosystem partners and stakeholders; and the education and promotion of the critical role the semiconductor industry plays in our local and global communities," he said.
"By focusing on these initiatives, I believe we as an industry can grow stronger during this downturn."
Virage Logic has delivered a broad portfolio of silicon proven IP including embedded SRAMs, embedded NVMs, embedded test and repair, logic libraries, memory development software, and interface IP for over 350 global customers.
The company has been a member of the GSA since 1999, and has served on several GSA committees over the years, including the IP subcommittee.
Shubat holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada, an executive M.B.A. from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University.
A complete podcast of Shubat's GSA campaign initiatives can be heard here.