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Mentor Graphics CEO named IEEE Fellow


Jan. 19, 2017 – Mentor Graphics chairman and CEO Dr. Walden C. Rhines has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), where he is being recognized for leadership and technology innovation in integrated circuit design and automation.

During Rhines’ time at Mentor Graphics, revenue has nearly quadrupled and enterprise value increased eightfold, said the company, adding that he has built positions in areas outside of traditional EDA, including system design, embedded software, automotive and hardware emulation.

Prior to joining Mentor Graphics, he was executive vice president of Texas Instruments (TI) Semiconductor Group.

Rhines has served five terms as Electronic System Design Alliance (ESDA) chairman and is currently serving as a director. He is also a board member of the Semiconductor Research Corporation. He has previously served as chairman of the Semiconductor Technical Advisory Committee of the Department of Commerce and as a board member of the Computer and Business Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (CBEMA), SEMI-Sematech/SISA, University of Michigan National Advisory Council, Lewis and Clark College and SEMATECH.

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The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. As the highest grade of membership, reaching IEEE Fellow level is regarded as a prestigious honour and an important career achievement by the technical community.

SOURCE Mentor Graphics