10th Annual ISQED’09 Announces Award Winners

IQ-Award, Best Paper Award and ISQED Fellow Award Recipients Were Honored

 The 10th anniversary event of the International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED’09), was held successfully with record attendance on March 16-18, in San Jose, CA. The conference featured seven keynote speeches, a full day tutorial, embedded tutorials, over 150 technical presentations, and exhibitions by a selected number of leading vendors. Recipients of the 3rd annual ISQED, prestigious Quality Award (IQ-Award 2009), best paper award, and the winner of the honorary ISQED Fellow award were announced at the event.

 The IQ-Award winners were:

Prof. Robert W. Dutton

Robert and Barbara Kleist Professor of Engineering and Director of the Integrated Circuits Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering

Stanford University


Pioneering Contributions to the Introduction of Practical Computer Simulation into the Design and Manufacturing Process of Semiconductor Devices


Dr. Stan Williams

Senior HP Fellow

Director, Quantum Science Research

Hewlett-Packard Laboratories


Pioneering Contributions to the Development of Memristors and Nanoscale Electronic devices and Architectures


The IQ-Award 2009 was sponsored by Mentor Graphics. Winners were honored during the ISQED luncheon on Tuesday March 17, sponsored by Synopsys.

The recipients of the ISQED ’09 best paper awards were:


Small Embeddable NBTI Sensors (SENS) for Tracking On-Chip Performance Decay

Adam Cabe, Zhenyu Qi, Stuart Wooters, Travis Blalock, Mircea Stan

University of Virginia


Power & Variability Test Chip Architecture and 45nm-Generation Silicon-Based

Analysis for Robust, Power-Aware SoC Design

Ramnath Venkatraman, Ruggero Castagnetti, Andres Teene, Benjamin Mbouombouo,

Shiva Ramesh

LSI Corporation


3D-GCP: An Analytical Model for the Impact of Process Variations on the

Critical Path Delay Distribution of 3D ICs

Siddharth Garg and Diana Marculescu

Carnegie Mellon University


ISQED’09 Best Paper Awards were sponsored by Magma Design Automation and Synopsys.

 ISQED also announced the honorary ISQED Fellow of 2009:


Prof. Kunihiro Asada

VLSI Design and Education Center (VDEC)

University of Tokyo, Japan


Outmost Dedication to ISQED and Technical Excellence in VLSI Design and Education


More about ISQED’09

ISQED’s green session on “Photovoltaic Solar Energy” was very successful and drew an audience of over 150 attendees.

At ISQED’09, the first Asia Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ASQED’09) was announced. This conference will be held on July 15-16 2009 in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia ( http://www.asqed.com).

 ISQED'09 corporate sponsors were Synopsys, Mentor Graphics, Magma Design Automation, Cadence Design Systems, and the Silicon Valley Technical Institute . Media sponsors included EDACafe , Chip Design and System-Level Design (SLD) publications.

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