In an age of constant innovation, companies rely on standards to improve the safety, reliability, and efficiency of their services, products, and processes. At the core, standardization initiatives help develop a unified framework for the electronics industry that leads to high-quality solutions and boosts productivity.
One organization that’s working to raise global standards is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association (IEEE SA). Synopsys’ very own Jyotika Athavale, director of silicon lifecycle management (SLM) architecture, is a senior member of IEEE, the chair of the IEEE P2851 standardization initiative, and the incoming president of the IEEE Computer Society (CS). She spearheads and influences international standardization initiatives in IEEE, ISO, IEC, and SAE to meet the evolving needs of technology. She was recently selected as a recipient of the 2023 IEEE SA Standards Medallion for her leadership, technical expertise, and guidance in the development of IEEE 2851-2023, the IEEE Standard for Functional Safety Data Format for Interoperability within the Dependability Lifecycle.
To celebrate her achievement, we spoke with Athavale to learn more about the standard and what this award means to her.