October 2, 2007
Larry Pileggi, Tanoto Professor of ECE, received the 2007 Richard Newton GSRC Industrial Impact Award, which acknowledges work from the DARPA/MARCO Gigascale Systems Research Center (GSRC). This inaugural award, named in memory of Richard Newton, the founding director of the GSRC and former dean of the College of Engineering at U.C. Berkeley, is in recognition of research that is "at least five years old and has had significant industrial impact."
An industrial panel selected Pileggi's research entitled "Via Programmable Regular Gate Arrays for Manufacturability," which was reported at the GSRC annual review in 2002. Other Carnegie Mellon affiliated faculty and students who received this award with Pileggi were Herman Schmit, Veerbhan Kheterpal, Aneesh Koorapaty, and Kim Yaw Tong.
According to the GSRC website, the honor is one of two new annual awards that were first presented during this year's GSRC Annual Symposium. The other award is in memory of Margarida Jacome (Ph.D. 1993), recognizing the student(s) presenting the Best Poster.