The international corporate consortium, Si2 (Silicon Integration Initiative, below "Si2"), which promotes standardization in order to achieve interoperability of IC design tools, has announced that it has appointed Mr. Humair Mandavia, who is Chief Strategy Officer of the Zuken SOZO Center, as a member of its 2016 - 2017 Board of Directors.
Si2 board members are chosen from among major EDA vendors such as Synopsys or Cadence Design Systems, and the world's major semiconductor foundries and fabless makers including Texas Instruments, Intel, Samsung Electronics, and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC). In a statement made on the occasion of his appointment as an Si2 Board Member, Zuken's Humair Mandavia stated, "As a result of the recent rising functionality of electronic equipment, a smooth collaborative design environment for IC packages and printed circuit boards has become increasingly important for designers. Zuken has been cooperating with the activities of Si2, but I think that obtaining the opportunity to work even more closely with other companies through my appointment as a board member of Si2, whose participants include the world's most prominent semiconductor makers and EDA vendors, is an extremely delightful event for Zuken and for Zuken's customers."
Si2, which was established in 1988, is an international consortium with the goal of improving design methods and of strengthening links between and compatibility of design and verification systems. Its members are the world's leading semiconductor makers, electronic equipment makers, and EDA vendors etc., mainly those in the United States.
（Si2 Web site http://www.si2.org）
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