Design Automation Conference Recognizes EE Times' Richard Goering

Acknowledged for 20 Years Chronicling the EDA Industry

Jun 14, 2005

Richard Goering, EE Times Editorial Director for Design Automation, was recognized Tuesday for 20 years of coverage of the EDA world at the 42nd Design Automation Conference (DAC).

Bill Joyner, this year's DAC general chair, said in recognizing Goering with a plaque: "Richard's contributions to the furtherance of knowledge and the evolution of design automation have been invaluable for engineers around the world. I look to Richard to help me stay abreast of new technologies and trends and to be sure I know 'what's happening' in design automation."

This special acknowledgment was awarded during DAC's opening session and recognizes Goering's 20 years of chronicling the Electronic Design Automation industry. No other technology journalist has been honored in this manner by DAC.

"Richard brings a professionalism and insight to his work at EE Times that is recognized from San Jose to London and Tokyo," said EE Times Editor-in-Chief Brian Fuller. "His eternal quest to break the 'next big thing' in EDA has won him loyal readers over the years."

Richard Goering received a B.A. in journalism from the University of California at Berkeley in 1973. In 1974, he worked for Peninsula Electronics News, a weekly newspaper covering the beginnings of Silicon Valley. Richard returned to high tech in 1981 when he became a technical writer for an automatic test equipment provider in Kansas City, Mo. At this time he also took some computer science classes at the University of Missouri. In 1984, Richard returned to California to become an editor for Computer Design magazine. Soon afterwards, he began covering a topic then called CAE (computer-aided engineering), which later came to be known as electronic design automation (EDA).

Richard joined the staff of Personal Engineering and Instrumentation News in 1988, writing about EDA and embedded software development. In 1989 he joined CMP Media to become an editor of High Performance Systems. When that magazine ceased publication in 1990, he joined the staff of EE Times, where he has remained ever since, focusing primarily on EDA. His current title is group editorial director for design automation.

About DAC

DAC is the annual event where the electronics design community meets for a week-long forum of information exchange on management practices, products, methodologies and processes. Attended by more than 10,500 developers, designers, researchers, managers and engineers from leading electronics companies and universities worldwide, it offers a robust technical program covering the industry's hottest trends. Its vibrant exhibit floor includes more than 235 companies, many of whom are startups just introducing their first products. The conference is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Design Automation (ACM/SIGDA), the Circuits and Systems Society and Computer Aided Network Design Technical Committee of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE/CASS/CANDE) and the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDA Consortium). More details about DAC are found at:

About EE Times

EE Times ( is the premier technology and business media brand serving the information needs of the creators of technology worldwide. EE Times print editions reach more than 900,000 electronics professionals around the world in 5 different languages. Each month users from more than 100 countries view more than 7.5 million pages on EE Times Online and the network of CMP Electronics Group Web sites. EE Times is owned and published by CMP Media LLC, headquartered in Manhasset, NY.

About CMP Media LLC

CMP Media ( is the leading integrated media solutions company providing "broad and deep" access to the entire technology spectrum -- the builders, sellers and buyers of technology worldwide. The company's comprehensive database of technology decision makers enables marketers to reach targeted audiences throughout the purchase process with publications, web offerings, face-to-face events, consulting and other marketing services that deliver actionable results.


CONTACT: Brian Fuller, Editor in Chief of EE Times, +1-415-947-6649, or; or Emily Taylor of Weber Shandwick Public Relations,
+1-503-552-3733, or, for DAC; or Nanette Collins,
Publicity Chair, 42nd DAC, +1-617-437-1822, or

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