SAN MATEO, Calif. The Virtual Socket Interface Alliance (VSIA) will announce next Monday (May 19) the addition of an IBM Microelectronics technical manager to their board of directors.
Raminderpal Singh, senior engineering manager at IBM, will join experts and managers from Alcatel, Cadence, Infineon, Mentor Graphics, Motorola, Nokia and SonICs on the board.
Singh is a recognized expert in electrical modeling at IBM, and has recently worked in models of substrate coupling. He is a co-author of a soon-to-be-released book on IBM's SiGe process and its development.
At VSIA, Singh is currently chairman of the Implementation Working Group, responsible for adapting VSIA proposals and guidelines for adoption by design teams.
VSIA' recently-elected president Michael Kaskowitz cited Singh's election to the board as a step in his plan to revitalize the industry organization. Singh's experience in practical modeling issues, his work on makin g VSIA standards directly applicable to design challenges and, especially, the participation of IBM at the board level in the VSIA's revitalization efforts were all pointed out by Kaskowitz as significant to the organization's future.