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A. Richard Newton, one of the foremost pioneers and leaders of the EDA field, passed away on January 2, 2007. He will be missed by the entire EDA community.

A. Richard Newton was professor and dean of the College of Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. For his research and entrepreneurial contributions to the electronic design automation industry, he was awarded the 2003 Phil Kaufman Award, the highest recognition for contributions to the EDA field. In 2004, he was named member of the National Academy of Engineering, and in 2006, of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was a member of the Association for Computing Machinery and a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

For more on Richard's contributions to the EDA field, check here.

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