VLSI Society of India (VSI), the premier body for development of VLSI Design &
Semiconductors in India, felicitated Dr. Satya Gupta, CEO, EPIC Foundation with ‘The
Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the 36 th International Conference on VLSI Design &
Embedded Systems on January 12 th , 2023, at the awards ceremony held in Hyderabad. The award recognises Dr. Gupta for his immense contribution and exemplary work in the field of VLSI, Semiconductors & Electronics in India & across the Globe over last 4 decades.
The award aims to highlight and recognise exemplary life-time contributions by an individual to Indian & Global VLSI and Semiconductor Industry ecosystem. Having brought about wide-spread positive impact on Semiconductor product design, manufacturing, research, start-ups, talent & skills development, Dr. Gupta, a Techno Visionary, Serial entrepreneur, Researcher, and Philanthropist, continues to provide leadership and be a source of inspiration for millions of young VLSI & Semiconductor engineers in India and around the world.
The selection of Award was done by a high-level jury panel, Chaired by Sanjay Churiwala,
General Chair, VLSID-2023 & Corporate Vice President AMD. VLSID-2023 was held at
Hyderabad from 8 th Jan 2023 to 12 th Jan 2023 and was presided by Shri Rajeev
Chandrasekhar, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Electronics & IT and Skill development
and entrepreneurship, Govt. of India. During the award ceremony, Dr. Naveed Sherwani,
Global Semiconductor Visionary highlighted life-time contributions by Dr. Gupta and the
impact to the global semiconductor community at large and Prof. Thomas Lee of Stanford
University felicitated Dr. Gupta with VLSI Society of India, Life-time Achievement Award.
Recognizing the techno-visionaries, transformation champions & difference makers will
encourage even more people to make the best of this exhilarating period of innovation in
Semiconductors and VLSI Design,” says Vishwani Agarwal, Professor Emeritus, Auburn
University and a guiding force behind the International Conference on VLSI Design and the
VLSI Society of India, since their inception in the late 1980s. It is a matter of pride for all of
us to recognise Dr. Satya Gupta for his tremendous contributions to India’s digital
Electronics ecosystem, especially the Mission for making India a true Semiconductor
product nation. His contributions have stretched across Technology, Products, Start-ups,
Academia, Government, Research, and Industry domains. He is an inspiration for the Global Electronics; Semiconductors Industry; he adds.
Speaking on the recognition, Dr. Satya Gupta, CEO, EPIC Foundation said, “I feel deeply
honoured to receive the VSI Lifetime Achievement Award. This is a recognition of the great
contribution of thousands of my fellow VLSIians & Semiconductor professionals across India
& around the world. This unstoppable journey started at least 3 decades ago with a single
mission of ‘Making India World-Class Electronics & Semiconductor Product Nation’. My
collective dream is to make India a true Semiconductor Product Nation by having 1,000+
Fabless semiconductor product companies across the length and breadth of India with at
least 1 Fabless product company in each district of India and to start B.Tech. program for
Electronics & VLSI Design in 100+ colleges across India for producing world class talent.” he added.
Dr. Satya Gupta is a Techno-Visionary with a wealth of experience in the Global Semiconductor Industry spanning across 4 decades. He has been instrumental in spearheading all facets of Semiconductor Industry including Research, Products Design, IP development, EDA tools, Semiconductor manufacturing; packaging and Talent/Skills development.
● CARE, IIT Delhi, part of the team building 1 st Silicon compiler
● Intel for 11 years, Paragon Supercomputers, Pentium-Pro Processor
● Started one of the first chip design activities at Intel, India
● Founder of four successful Chip Design & Electronics products Start-ups
● Open-Silicon, India’s pioneering fabless company got acquired for $200+ Million
● Co-Founder, India Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA)
● Chairman, India Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA) 2012, 2020
● Co-Founder, EPIC Foundation, 2021
● Co-Founder, KDEM (Karnataka Digital Economy Mission)
● Visiting Professor, IIT Roorkee
● Significant contributions for MeitY & Government of India Programs
o SMDP, C2S, DLI, ISM, Electroprenuer Park (EP), STPI-Next
o CII, FICCI, ESSCI (Electronics Sector Skills Council of India)
o 1 st Report on India Microprocessor
o 1 st Report of Semiconductor Manufacturing & Fab ecosystem
o National Electronics Policy – 2011 & 2019
o Karnataka ESDM policy
● Awards and Recognitions
o First to break Tera-Flop Barrier in Computing
o Fastest computer in the world, 1995
o IEEE Gordon Bell award for High-Performance Supercomputing
o Open-Silicon awarded as the “Most Respected Private Semiconductor company” by GSA
o Design and Manufacturing of 200+ Chips
o 6 Patents and 40+ Papers in International Journals
o 100+ Articles in leading media promoting Electronics & Semiconductors
The passion, energy and drive Satya carries towards making “India a Semiconductor Product Nation” is unmatched. He is truly the most ardent champion of Semiconductor Talent Development, Product Design and Manufacturing for India!