Gordon Adshead +Z

DA  Mountains  Family History  ADSHEADs

Constructing an Igloo on the summit of Ben Nevis

International Expert in Design Automation

Manchester Design Technology

Beaumont House, Goodrington Road, Handforth Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 3AT, England

Phone & Fax: +44-1625-549770 ___ Alt: +44-1625-531732 ___ Mobile: 0776-145602__Email: <gordon@adshead.com>

Business (almost retired now)

Consultancy in all aspects of the Design of Electronic Systems. I worked with ICL for 30 years and established and built up their DA Capability for several generations of Mainframe and VLSI Technology. I was a member of several international committees particularly in the areas of VLSI Design and DA Standards. I established EDAA The European Design & Automation Association which grew out of the activities of CAVE The Computer Aided VLSI Design Europe Workshops and UKDA The UK Industry-University Consortium in DA. EDAA Sponsors the well respected DATE The Annual International Conference and Exhibition - Design Automation & Test in Europe of which I was the first General Chair and then Finance Chair and Event Manager. For over 8 years I have worked with Industry, CAD Companies, Venture Capital Companies & Government Agencies worldwide on a variety of challenging DA issues. My particular interest is the tremendous growth in capability of low-cost PC based CAD Tools.   I am currently a member of the committee of the Computer Conservation Society that meets in the winter months in the Manchester Science Museum.


My main interests are bridge, traveling, stamp collecting, family history and mountaineering. I have an ambition to list and visit as many high points in the British Isles and Ireland as possible. (Current count 3530 hills visited out of 5668 listed). I was Hon Treasurer, President &  Hon Sec of the Rucksack Club. and was 9 years as Hon Treasurer of the British Mountaineering Council. In 2008-2008 I was Hon Finance Director of the Federation of Family History Societies.   I am a keen member of the Guild of One-Name Studies and all things connected with the ADSHEAD surname:  I am currently chair of the GOONS Seminar Subcommittee.

   The ADSHEAD One-Name Study                Design Automation & Test in Europe Conference

   Mountains and Hill Lists                                Rucksack Club Data

   My Family History Notes                             Some Photos

   Harry & Lisa Big Ride to Jordan & Equine Clinic

Updated 4 Aug 2009