KEYWORD: EMERGING ARCHITECTURES & TECHNOLOGIES, ARCHITECTURE & SYSTEM DESIGN
EVENT TYPE: DAC PAVILION
Straight Talk with Wally Rhines, President and CEO of Mentor, a Siemens Business
Ed Sperling - SemiEngineering Magazine, San Jose, CA
Wally Rhines - Mentor, A Siemens Business, Wilsonville, OR
Wally Rhines, President and CEO of Mentor, a Siemens Business, sits down with Semiconductor Engineering’s Ed Sperling to discuss the big shifts in technology, from AI to autonomous cars to the growth of the Internet of Things and the Industrial Internet of Things. What kinds of shifts can we expect to see in the future, who’s going to be best positioned to take advantage of them, and what will the semiconductor industry look like in five years as these changes begin taking hold? Who will be the winners and who will be the losers?
Biography: Wally Rhines is President and Chief Executive Officer of Mentor, a Siemens business. He was previously CEO of Mentor Graphics for 23 years and Chairman of the Board for 17 years. During his tenure at Mentor, revenue nearly quadrupled and market value of the company increased 10X
Prior to joining Mentor Graphics, Rhines was Executive Vice President of Texas Instruments’ Semiconductor Group. During his 21 years at TI, he was President of the Data Systems Group and held numerous other semiconductor executive management positions.
Dr. Rhines received the 2015 Phil Kaufman Award for Distinguished Contributions to EDA, presented by the Electronic System Design Alliance (ESDA), formerly the Electronic Design Automation Consortium, and the IEEE Council on EDA (CEDA). The award honors individuals who have had demonstrable impact on the field of EDA through technology innovations, education/mentoring, or business or industry leadership. Dr. Rhines was recognized for growing the EDA and integrated circuit (IC) design industries through his efforts as a leading voice of EDA and for pioneering the evolution of IC design to system-on-chip (SoC) design.
Dr. Rhines has served on the boards of Cirrus Logic, QORVO, TriQuint Semiconductor, Global Logic and as Chairman of the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (five two-year terms) and is currently a director. He is also a board member of the Semiconductor Research Corporation and First Growth Children & Family Charities. He is a Lifetime Fellow of the IEEE and has served on the Board of Trustees of Lewis and Clark College, the National Advisory Board of the University of Michigan and Industrial Committees advising Stanford University and the University of Florida.
Dr. Rhines holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the University of Michigan, a Master of Science and PhD in materials science and engineering from Stanford University, a master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University and Honorary Doctor of Technology degrees from the University of Florida and Nottingham Trent University.