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Two Indian-origin business leaders elected to ESD Governing Council

Devgan and Narain will work to address SEMI technology community 's diverse issues to straighten the sector.

CEO of Cadence Design Systems Anirudh Devgan and CEO of Real Intent Prakash Narain 

Indian-origin CEOs Anirudh Devgan and Prakash Narain have been elected to the Electronic System Design (ESD) Alliance Governing Council for the 2023-2025 termon May 8, 2023.

As new members, Devgan and Narain will represent the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) technology community to address technical, marketing, economic and legislative issues affecting the entire industry.

The president and CEO of California-based Cadence Design Systems, Devgan served as a  president,executive vice president and general manager of Cadence before being appointed to the CEO post in 2021.

The IIT Delhi and Carnegie Mellon University alumnus, has received several awards, including the prestigious Phil Kaufman Award for his extensive contributions to EDA as well as the IBM Corporate Award and IEEE McCalla Award.

Dr Narain is the president and CEO of Real Intent. He has hands-on experience in all aspects of IC design and CAD tool design and methodology from his work at AMD, IBM and Sun.

An IIT Kanpur alumnus, Narain has architected and developed CAD tools for test and verification for IBM EDA. He earned a doctoral degreefrom the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where his thesis focus was on algorithms for high-level testing and verification, his profile stated.

ESD Alliance represents the electronic system and semiconductor design ecosystem and acts as the central voice to communicate and promote the value of the semiconductor design ecosystem as a vital component of the global electronics industry.