Mentor Graphics and SiliconIndia Announce Leadership Awards for the Embedded/VLSI Industry

BANGALORE: Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT), a leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, and SiliconIndia today announced the 2014 Leadership Awards for the Embedded/VLSI Industry. Started in 2010, the SiliconIndia - Mentor Graphics Leadership Awards for the Embedded/VLSI Industry is a one-of-a-kind annual awards program, facilitating the best in the VLSI/Embedded industry. In its fifth year, these awards recognize the contribution of various companies/individuals in driving the semiconductor industry. The best in the VLSI/embedded software industry were honored.

The winners of these prestigious awards were chosen by a panel of judges consisting of eminent business leaders: Sanjay Nayak, CEO & MD,Tejas Networks; Krishna Moorthy K, MD - India Design Center, Rambus Chip Technologies; Santhanakrishnan Raman, Managing Director, LSI India R & D; Guru Ganesan, President& MD, ARM-India Operations andS. Janakiraman, Co-founder, President & Chief Technology Officer, Mindtree

The winners for this year, by category, are:

·Best VLSI/ Embedded Design – Automotive: Hero Motors
·Best VLSI/ Embedded Design – Consumer Electronics: Whirlpool
·Best VLSI/ Embedded Design - Defense/Aerospace/Govt: BEL
·Best VLSI/ Embedded Design - Telecom/Networking: Qualcomm
·Best Electronic Design System Company – MNC: Sandisk
·Best Electronic System Design Company – Startup: xSi Semiconductors; GEO Semiconductor