Ansoft's Zoltan Cendes Elected IEEE Fellow

February 11, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

Ansoft Corp. (Pittsburgh, PA) announced that Founder, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Zoltan Cendes was recently elected an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow for his contributions to the application of finite-element modeling to microwave guides, structures, and circuits. Cendes' election to IEEE Fellow, effective January 1, 2003, represents one of the Institute's most prestigious honors and the highest grade of membership in the organization.

Cendes was the first microwave engineer to develop the finite-element technique using edge elements in the solution of the vector wave equation. His early accomplishments led to the development of HFSS™, the industry-standard, high-frequency tool for 3D electromagnetic-based design, a program that literally changed how microwave engineers work.

"It's wonderful to see this honor bestowed upon Zol," said Ansoft President and CEO Nick Csendes. "His dedication to finite-element analysis has made him a pioneer in the field of high-frequency electromagnetics; and his commitment, technical expertise, and visionary outlook over the years have made Ansoft the leader it is today."