SAN FRANCISCO, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Tech, which serves design engineers and the electronics industry with essential business and technical information, today announced Kathryn Kranen, President & CEO of Jasper Design Automation, has been named the Lifetime Achievement award winner for the 2013 ACE Awards, which honor the people and companies behind the technologies and products that are changing the world of electronics. The Lifetime Achievement Award, selected by a panel of EE Times and EDN editors, goes to individuals whose contributions over a long career in electronics have had a demonstrable impact on technological, business and cultural advancements in the world.
"We are honored to present the 2013 ACE Lifetime Achievement Award to Kathryn Kranen," said Alex Wolfe, Brand Director of EE Times. "Throughout her career, she's consistently demonstrated leadership in every challenge that's come her way. Along with her ongoing professional achievements – her career is far from over – she serves as a significant role model for emerging leaders of the future."
"We have been watching Kathryn's career over the past 20 years and it's been an exciting ride," said Patrick Mannion, Brand Director for EDN. "Along with demonstrating her technical abilities in one of the most advanced areas of electronics design, she has continued to drive innovation while inspiring her global design teams to continually do better and thrive, regardless of the competition and circumstances. We look forward to many more years of the same: Congratulations Kathryn!"Kranen is responsible for leading Jasper's team in successfully bringing the company's pioneering technology to the mainstream design verification market. She has over 20 years EDA industry experience and a proven management track record. While serving as president and CEO of Verisity Design, Inc., US headquarters of Verisity Ltd., Kranen and the team she built created an entirely new market in design verification. (Verisity later became a public company, and was the top-performing IPO of 2001.)