Committee Overview

EDA Consortium committees help protect industry companies against: software piracy, export constraints, and proliferation of operating systems, among other important issues of common concern to its member companies. Success of these objectives is driven by experts from within the EDAC member community, with the support of the committee members and the EDAC board of directors.

EDAC member companies are encouraged to participate on these committees to influence and stay abreast of these industry initiatives. If your company would like to have an impact on any of our current committees, or would like to suggest other areas of common interest be addressed by the EDA Consortium, please contact the EDAC directly or any of the individual committee chairmen below.


Rob van Blommestein

Communications Committee

Committee Charter: Communicates and provides the vehicles for effectively communicating the goals, activities, and results of EDAC and its committees to EDAC members and the industry.
Committee Chair: Rob van Blommestein, Director, Corporate Communications, Jasper Design Automation
Board Sponsor: Kathryn Kranen , President & CEO, Jasper Design Automation
Steve Pollock

Emerging Companies Committee

Committee Charter: Promotes the interests of companies whose annual revenue is less than $5M
Committee Chair: Steve Pollock, VP, Marketing and Sales, Semi-Pac, Inc.
Board Sponsor: Raul Camposano , CEO, Nimbic
Ed Cheng , President and CEO, Gradient Design Automation
Larry Disenhof

Export Committee

Committee Charter: Supports the interests of EDA in matters pertaining to product export.
Committee Chair: Larry Disenhof, Group Director, Export Compliance and Government Relations, Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
Board Sponsor: Ravi Subramanian , President & CEO, Berkeley Design Automation
Rich Goldman

Interoperability Committee

Committee Charter: Drives EDA standards and Quality for the benefit of the industry.
Committee Chair: Rich Goldman, VP, Strategic Market Development, Synopsys, Inc.
Board Sponsor: Lip-Bu Tan , President and CEO, Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
John Harms

License Management and Antipiracy Committee

Committee Charter: An industry forum to identify and solve software licensing and piracy problems common to EDA vendors and their mutual customers.
Committee Chair: John Harms, Manager, Licensing/Installation Technology, Mentor Graphics.
Board Sponsor: Dean Drako , President & CEO, IC Manage
Paul Cohen

Market Statistics Committee

Committee Charter: Generates the quarterly EDA revenue report available to subscribers.
Committee Chair: Paul Cohen, Member of the Technical Staff, EDA Consortium
Board Sponsor: Walden Rhines , CEO & Chairman of the Board, Mentor Graphics Corporation
Tiffany Sparks

Tradeshow Liaison

Committee Charter: Represents the interests of EDA companies at the DAC (USA), DATE (Europe) and EDS Fair (Japan) tradeshows.
Committee Chair: Tiffany Sparks, Director, Marketing Communications, ARM
Board Sponsor: John Kibarian , President & CEO, PDF Solutions