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For release: 24 Feb 2012

John Aynsley Is First to Receive Accellera Systems Initiative Technical Excellence Award

Mr. Aynsley will be recognized for contributions to SystemC at organization's DVCon on February 27, 2012

San Jose, California, USA, DVCon-24 February 2012-Accellera Systems Initiative announced today that John Aynsley, a member of the IEEE 1666 SystemC Language Standard Working Group, is the first recipient of the Accellera Systems Initiative Technical Excellence Award. The Award is being presented at the Design & Verification Conference (DVCon) on Accellera Systems Initiative Day, February 27, 2012 at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, California. The Award recognizes the outstanding achievements John has made to the organization's SystemC standardization efforts.

"SystemC is an established high-level modeling language," remarked Shishpal Rawat, Accellera Systems Initiative chair. "John's contributions to the SystemC language span the full range of the language and have significantly improved the quality of what is now known as IEEE 1666-2011. Because of his longstanding dedication, John has become known as Mr. SystemC and is seen as a great asset to our community."

"It is a great honor to be recognized by industry peers who participated with me in the OSCI, IEEE and Accellera Systems Initiative standards organizations," said John Aynsley, CTO, Doulos. "I plan to continue contributing and collaborating on further development of the SystemC standard and its related modeling standards."

Most recently, John served as technical lead and author of the IEEE Standard 1666-2011 SystemC Language Reference Manual and implemented the 1666-compliance regression test suite for the Accellera Systems Initiative proof-of-concept SystemC simulator. He also co-authored the IEEE Standard 1666-2005 SystemC Language Reference Manual and authored the Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI) Transaction-Level Modeling (TLM) 2.0 Language Reference Manual.

John Aynsley graduated from Durham University, England, with a degree in Mathematics. He has spent his entire career working in EDA, specializing in hardware description and verification languages. In 1991, John became the co-founder and CTO of Doulos, where he has delivered over 1,000 days of customer training over a 20-year period.

About Accellera Systems Initiative's Technical Committees
Accellera Systems Initiative Technical Committees produce effective and efficient Electronic Design Automation (EDA) and Intellectual Property (IP) standards for today's advanced IC designs. Participants include member companies and industry contributors. Technical contributors typically have many years of practical experience with IC design and developing and using EDA tools. For a list of Accellera Systems Initiative Technical Committees, please see http://www.accellera.org/activities/committees/.

About Accellera Systems Initiative
Accellera Systems Initiative is an independent, not-for profit organization, dedicated to create, support, promote and advance system-level design, modeling and verification standards for use by the worldwide electronics industry. The organization accelerates standards development and as part of its ongoing partnership with the IEEE, its standards are contributed to the IEEE Standards Association for formal standardization and ongoing change control. For more information, please visit www.accellera.org. For membership information, please email membership@accellera.org.

About DVCon
DVCon is the premier conference for discussion of the functional design and verification of electronic systems. DVCon is sponsored by Accellera Systems Initiative, an organization focused on the creation and adoption of EDA and IP standards. For more information, please visit www.accellera.org.
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