SiSoft Receives Best Paper Award for DesignCon 2009 Paper


SiSoft Receives Best Paper Award -- DesignCon 2009

"A Simple Via Experiment” Earns Best Paper Award in the Board and System Design Category

SiSoft Receives Best Paper Award for DesignCon 2009 PaperMaynard, MA – February 24, 2009 - Signal Integrity Software, Inc. (SiSoft™) today announced that its paper, “A Simple Via Experiment”, co-authored with Cisco Systems, and presented by Michael Steinberger, Ph.D., has received a DesignCon 2009 Best Paper Award in the Board and System Design Category. The paper was one of ten papers chosen from a group of 32 finalists by the DesignCon Technical Program Committee. This year’s technical program was the largest ever with over 100 papers presented at DesignCon 2009.

“The DesignCon Paper Awards recognize outstanding contributions to the educational goals of the DesignCon program,” said Barry Sullivan, DesignCon program director. “Papers are judged both on the merits of the written document and on the quality of their presentation at DesignCon.”

“We are thrilled that the IEC and this year’s DesignCon Technical Program Committee have recognized and awarded our paper, A Simple Via Experiment,” stated Barry Katz, President and CTO of SiSoft. “As an exclusive sponsor of the DesignCon InfoVault, SiSoft is strongly committed to the educational goals of the IEC both at the DesignCon Conference and in the online community through our continued sponsorship of the InfoVault.”

Vias play a critical role in the high frequency electrical behavior of packages and printed circuit boards, and thus have been the subject of intense study. The paper, “A Simple Via Experiment”, presents an analytical model for understanding and predicting the behavior of via structures that has been correlated to lab measurement. Theoretical, modeled (3-D field solver) and measured data are presented for an experimental via structure, which has been designed to allow others to repeat the experiment.

If you would like to receive the full text of the paper, please call Ronda Katz at (978) 461-0449 x15 or e-mail

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