Winter event

I just sent this email out to our group. If you are interested in attending, please let me know.

Dear SCU students, friends, and alumni:

We cordially invite you to a great event during the
winter quarter. Dr. Aart J. de Geus, Chairman of the
Board and Chief Executive Officer of Synopsys will be
speaking about his experience starting Synopsys and
taking it from a small startup to a world leader in
EDA software and services. Dr. Aart’s bio is shown
below for your reference.

Date: Thursday Feb. 23rd
Time: 5-7pm
What: EBA Executive speaker event
Location: To Be Determined depending on RSVPs
5-6pm Speaker
6-6:20pm Q&A
6:20-7pm Networking and socializing

Drinks and appetizers will be provided.

Please RSVP by sending an email to

Best regards,
The EBA Team

Bio of Dr. Aart J. de Geus, Chairman of the Board and
Chief Executive Officer of Synopsys:

Since co-founding Synopsys in 1986, Dr. Aart de Geus
has expanded Synopsys from a start-up synthesis
enterprise to a world leader in electronic design
automation (EDA). As a technology visionary, he is
frequently asked to speak on topics related to the
electronics industry. As one of the leading experts on
logic simulation and logic synthesis, Dr. de Geus was
made a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in January 1999. He was
also honored for pioneering the commercial logic
synthesis market by being named the third recipient
ever to receive the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society
Industrial Pioneer Award. In 2002, shortly after
transacting the largest merger in EDA history, Dr. de
Geus was named CEO of the Year by Electronic Business
magazine; and in 2004, Entrepreneur of the Year in IT
for Northern California by Ernst & Young. Dr. de Geus
is active in the business community as a member of the
board of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG),
the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDAC),
and the Fabless Semiconductor Association (FSA). He is
also heavily involved in education for the next
generation, having created in 1999 the Synopsys
Outreach Foundation, which promotes project-based
science and math learning throughout Silicon Valley.


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