Presenter: Walden Rhines
Walden C. Rhines is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mentor Graphics, a leader in worldwide electronic design automation with revenue of $1,015 million in FY2012. During his tenure at Mentor Graphics, revenue has more than doubled, growth rate since 1999 has been number one among the “Big 3” EDA companies and Mentor has grown the industry’s number one market share solutions in physical verification, design concept-through-functional verification and printed circuit board design.
As electronic content increases dramatically in aerospace design, aircraft are evolving into sophisticated networked computing platforms. Unfortunately, there has not been a corresponding evolution in electronic design tools and methodologies, even as the industry moves towards a 'more electric' aircraft. To bridge this design gap, model-driven development is emerging as the best way to manage this complex process. Dr. Rhines will provide examples and an assessment of where aviation leaders are in the process of implementing model driven design to meet ever more demanding program requirements and functional specifications. He then will outline what needs to be done, both now and in the future, to eventually realize the goals of the all-electric airplane: including architecting and optimizing designs, and implementing subsystems across organizational, geographic, and supply-chain boundaries.