Venice, Florida — SIGDA/ACM has recently announced that Gary Smith has been selected as recipient of a 2007 Computing Machinery/Special Interest Group on Design Automation (ACM/SIGDA) Distinguished Service Awards in recognition for his contributions as Chief EDA Analyst at Gartner Dataquest for the past two decades.
SIGDA, Special Interest Group on Design Automation is ACM's professional development organization for the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) community.
While at Gartner Dataquest, Mr. Smith led a team of recognized analysts that included Laurie Balch, Daya Nadamuni, Sharon Tan, and Nancy Wu. The group is best known for their Gartner Dataquest Annual Report at the Design Automation Conference. Mr. Smith and his team have been instrumental in reporting on and identifying industry trends in Electronic System Level (ESL), Electronic Design Automation (EDA) and Embedded Systems industries.
While at Gartner Dataquest, Smith was the Managing Vice President and Chief Analyst of the Electronic Design Automation Service, Design & Engineering Cluster. Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Smith was a consultant in design methodology and worked in the ASIC end of the semiconductor business. While at LSI Logic, Mr. Smith became an evangelist for the RT-level design methodology. Starting in the semiconductor industry, Mr. Smith was involved in some of the first attempts at customer-designed ICs.
Gary Smith is the founder and Chief Analyst for Gary Smith EDA (GSEDA). He is a current member of the Design TWG for the International Semiconductor Road Map (ITRS), editorial chair of the IEEE Design Automation Technical Committee (DATC) and serves on the DAC Strategic Committee.
The award will be delivered to Mr. Smith at the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computing Aided-Design (ICCAD) during the opening session on the morning of Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at the DoubleTree Hotel, San Jose, CA.