Bangalore, Karnataka, India
The VLSI Society of India (VSI), India’s premier body for the development of VLSI Design and Semiconductors, honored Dr. Satya Gupta, CEO of EPIC Foundation, with “The Lifetime Achievement Award” on January 12, 2023, at the 36th International Conference on VLSI Design and Embedded Systems awards ceremony in Hyderabad. The award recognises Dr. Gupta for his immense contribution and exemplary work in the fields of VLSI, Semiconductors and Electronics in India & across the Globe over last 4 decades.
The award aims to highlight and recognise exemplary life-time contributions by an individual to the Indian & Global VLSI and semiconductor industries. Having brought about wide-spread positive impact on semiconductor product design, manufacturing, research, start-ups, talent & skills development, Dr. Gupta, a Techno Visionary, Serial entrepreneur, Researcher, and Philanthropist, continues to provide leadership and be a source of inspiration for millions of young VLSI & Semiconductor engineers in India and around the world.
The selection of Award was done by a high-level jury panel, Chaired by Sanjay Churiwala, General Chair, VLSID-2023 & Corporate Vice President AMD. VLSID-2023 was held at Hyderabad from January 8 to12 and was presided by Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Electronics & IT and Skill development and entrepreneurship, Govt. of India. During the award ceremony, Dr. Naveed Sherwani, Global Semiconductor Visionary highlighted life-time contributions by Dr. Gupta and the impact to the global semiconductor community at large and Prof. Thomas Lee of Stanford University felicitated Dr. Gupta with VLSI Society of India, Life-time Achievement Award.
“Recognizing the techno-visionaries, transformation champions & difference makers will encourage even more people to make the best of this exhilarating period of innovation in Semiconductors and VLSI Design,” says Vishwani Agarwal, Professor Emeritus, Auburn University and a guiding force behind the International Conference on VLSI Design and the VLSI Society of India, since their inception in the late 1980s. “It is a matter of pride for all of us to recognise Dr. Satya Gupta for his tremendous contributions to India’s digital Electronics ecosystem, especially the Mission for making India a true Semiconductor product nation. His contributions have stretched across Technology, Products, Start-ups, Academia, Government, Research, and Industry domains. He is an inspiration for the Global Electronics & Semiconductors Industry,” he adds.
Speaking on the recognition, Dr. Satya Gupta, CEO, EPIC Foundation said, “I feel deeply honoured to receive the VSI Lifetime Achievement Award. This is a recognition of the great contribution of thousands of my fellow VLSIians & Semiconductor professionals across India & around the world. This unstoppable journey started at least 3 decades ago with a single mission of ‘Making India World-Class Electronics & Semiconductor Product Nation’. My collective dream is to make India a true Semiconductor Product Nation by having 1,000+ Fabless semiconductor product companies across the length and breadth of India with at least 1 Fabless product company in each district of India and to start B.Tech. program for Electronics & VLSI Design in 100+ colleges across India for producing world class talent,” he added.