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Announcing Heidi Barnes as Winner of the DesignCon 2017 Engineer of the Year Award

Heidi Barnes receives 2017 EoY award
Heidi Barnes was selected by her peers to be the 2017 DesignCon Engineer of the Year based on her achievements in the signal integrity (SI) and power integrity (PI) industry, as well as Services to the DesignCon community.

Selected for her dedication to problem solving and enthusiasm for leading and collaborating with teams, Heidi Barnes of Keysight Technologies was presented with the DesignCon 2017 Engineer of the Year Award by UBM's VP of Events Nina Brown on February 2, immediately before the DesignCon keynote. The conference took place this week, January 31 – February 2, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

“I am thrilled to be named the recipient of the Engineer of the Year Award by DesignCon,” said Heidi Barnes, senior applications engineer for high speed digital applications in the EEsof EDA Group, Keysight Technologies. “We’ve made tremendous strides in this space and it’s an honor to receive an award where industry luminaries including Eric Bogatin and Michael Steinberger were also named winners.”

This prestigious award recognizes professionals in the engineering community that lead, develop and contribute to the design and test of chips, boards or systems. Award nominees were put forth by peers, finalists were carefully selected by the Design News editorial staff and the winner was voted for by the DesignCon community. With this achievement, Barnes will be provided with a $10,000 grant or scholarship that she has chosen to present to Harvey Mudd College.

Barnes is known for her ability to solve problems in the signal integrity (SI) and power integrity (PI) field for Fortune 500 companies, serves on the DesignCon Technical Program committee and leads conference planning as a co-chairperson for the test and measurement track. At DesignCon 2017, Barnes presented in technical sessions and tutorials on SI and PI, and participated in various panels.

Barnes received an impressive seven nominations for this award.

Finalists for the 2017 Engineer of the Year award include Istvan Novak, senior principal engineer at Oracle, Krishnaswamy Ramkumar, senior technical staff member at Cypress Semiconductor, Ransom Stephens, principal at Ransom’s Notes, and Yuriy Shlepnev, CEO at Simberian Inc. Read more about the finalists.

For more on Barnes, see: DesignCon Engineer of the Year Casts Her Focus on Signal Integrity.

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