History

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The original CDK was invented by Toby Schaffer, Alan Glaser, and Andy Stanaski, graduate students working for Dr. Paul Franzon at NCSU during the previous millenium.

Since then, NCSU personnel that have contributed to the kit include Stephen Mick, John Damiano, Wes Ficken, Guorong Ma, Hao Hua, and Ambarish Sule.

The kit is currently maintained by Julie Oh under the direction of Dr. Rhett Davis.

The following kind folks have directly or indirectly helped us with the CDK through suggestions, bug notices, answering questions, or just some encouraging words...

  • David Neiman, Cadence Design Systems
  • Johannes Grad, Cadence Design Systems
  • www.chiptalk.org user community
  • Ed Kalenda, Cadence Design Systems
  • Tushar Acharya, Texas A&M University
  • Marcelo Baru, Simon Fraser University
  • Andrew Beckett, Cadence Design Systems
  • Ken Boorom, Boise State University
  • John Borelli, GHz Circuit Design
  • Toby Cumberbatch, The Cooper Union
  • Chris DeMarco, NCSU
  • Matt Foster, The Cooper Union
  • John Galbraith, University of Arizona
  • John Gianni, Cadence Design Systems
  • Frank Gurkaynak, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Wes Hansford, MOSIS
  • Monica Harrison, LBL
  • Tan Kim Khoon, DSO
  • Suk Won Kim, UCLA
  • Mohamed Mostafa, Texas A&M University
  • David Nitz, Michigan Technological University
  • Sam Palermo, Texas A&M University
  • Yevgeny Perelman, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
  • Benoit Provost, Texas A&M University
  • Sam Reynolds, MOSIS
  • Jeff Sondeen, USC
  • Udo Willers, Fachhochschule Wilhelmshaven
  • Chuck Wilson, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Virginia Tech VLSI for Telecommunication


Special thanks are due to Jeff Gealow and Jen Lloyd, who wrote the first set of DRC and extract rules on which the current rules are based.