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At the Si2 Conference held this week at Santa Clara, it was
particularly pleasing to see Cadence's Qi Wang honored with a Distinguished
Service Award. As stated in Si2's
Service Award to Qi Wang is based on his many years of successfully guiding the
Low Power Coalition Format Working Group through the release of the Common
Power Format (CPF) 1.0, CPF 1.1, and CPF 2.0."
The announcement continues:
"As an example of Qi's
leadership, under his guidance the format working group has developed two
Interoperability Guides to explain to the industry how to work with both CPF and
As attendees of the recent IEEE-1801 committee's face-to-face
meeting in Cambridge can testify, Qi's enthusiasm and leadership are now extending
beyond the confines of Si2's Low Power Coalition. Aided by Si2's contribution of
CPF to IEEE, he's now addressing interoperability, or more to the point,
methodology convergence, directly with IEEE-1801.
It would be remiss of me not to also acknowledge the work of
the other Si2 Distinguished Award Winner, David Hathaway of IBM. David's great
work has led to great progress with power closure flows and power modeling.