Kathryn Kranen’s Moment

DAC Floor

DAC Lunch

My favorite DAC memory: Las Vegas in 1996. I was working for Quickturn at the time, and my now-husband Kevin worked for Synopsys. On the Wednesday morning of DAC, Kevin "popped the question", and I eagerly accepted his proposal. We then both rushed off to our various DAC meetings.

I was mesmerized by my diamond engagement ring, sparkling under the huge lights in the exhibit hall. It was great fun to share our happy news with hundreds of EDA friends and co-workers. That evening, some friends and Kevin and I looked for an Elvis wedding chapel, thinking a fake wedding photo would be a fun way to spring the engagement news on our parents. Alas, all the Elvis wedding chapels were booked ­on a Wednesday!

Kathryn Kranen, Jasper Design Automation, Inc.