MUNICH, Germany, September 18, 2013 —Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced that Dr. Marta Rencz, the MicReD® product line Research and Development Director for the company’s Mechanical Analysis Division, has received an honorary doctorate degree from Tallinn University in Estonia. Tallinn University is Estonia’s leading academic institution for engineering and business, and this award coincides with the university’s 95th anniversary. Dr. Rencz, who is also the head of the Electron Devices Department at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, received the Doctor Honoris Causa degree based on her contributions to the scientific and academic world of thermal transient testing.
“We are honoring Dr. Rencz because of her impressive body of work in the thermal test and analysis industry where she excels as a business executive, scientist, and professor,” stated Professor Toomas Rang, Head of the Thomas Johann Seebeck Department of Electronics of Tallinn University of Technology. “She is a prominent figure in thermal engineering and we are so proud to present this honorary doctorate to her, with gratitude for her commitment and contributions to the industry.”
This is Dr. Rencz’s third doctorate degree, having received her Ph.D in microelectronics from the Technical University of Budapest, and Doctor of Science degree from the Hungarian Academy of Science, Hungary’s most important and prestigious academic institution. Other awards and honors received by Dr. Rencz include the 2006 IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging Technologies (CPT) Best Paper Award, the 2001 Harvey Rosten Award for Excellence in the field of thermal analysis, and the 2001 DATE design contest award for the best operating research oriented IC design.
Dr. Rencz was a co-founder of the MicReD (Microelectronics Research and Development) group based in Budapest, Hungary – a spin-off company established by research scientists from the department of Electron Devices, University of Budapest that later became a division of Flomerics Ltd —which Mentor Graphics Corporation acquired in 2008. Dr. Rencz was involved in the design and development of the Mentor® T3Ster® product. The T3ster product is the industry leading advanced thermal tester for thermal characterization of semiconductor device packages.
“Mentor Graphics is extremely proud of Marta’s achievements and this great honor from the Tallinn University of Technology exemplifies her tremendous contributions to the field of thermal transient testing of electronics systems,” stated Dr. Erich Buergel, general manager of Mentor Graphics Mechanical Analysis Division. “We are very fortunate to have Dr. Rencz as a member of our highly qualified staff and we look forward to seeing her scientific contributions to our industry, as well as to the markets and customers that we serve.”
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