Cliff Cummings
President, Sunburst Design, Inc.

Mr. Cummings is the president of Sunburst Design, Inc., a company that specializes in Verilog, Verilog synthesis and SystemVerilog training. Mr. Cummings has over 21 years of ASIC, FPGA and system design experience and 11 years of Verilog and synthesis experience. Mr. Cummings has taught Verilog and Verilog synthesis topics to more than 2000 engineers since 1992 and has presented more than 32 papers on topics related to Verilog coding, synthesis and verification. Mr. Cummings, a member of the IEEE 1364 Verilog Standards Group since 1994, is the only Verilog and SystemVerilog trainer to help develop every IEEE and Accellera Verilog Standard: the 1995 and 2001 IEEE Verilog Standards, the 2002 IEEE Verilog RTL Synthesis Standard and the 2002 & 2003 Accellera SystemVerilog 3.0 & 3.1 Standards. Mr. Cummings is also actively developing the next IEEE Verilog and Accellera SystemVerilog Standards. Mr. Cummings was previously employed by Tektronix and FPS Computing where he designed high-speed ECL and CMOS ASICs. Cliff also received several awards in recognition of his exceptional performance while at Tektronix. Mr. Cummings, who holds a BSEE from Brigham Young University and an MSEE from Oregon State University, is a member of the IEEE, and the Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Delta Pi Honor Societies.

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