Design Automation Conference Panel Sessions

The 2009 Design Automation Conference (DAC) will include 29 panel sessions. The panels will explore critical design issues, as well as hot topics like green technology, intellectual property, and the future of EDA given the economic environment. The 46th DAC will be held July 26-31 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Design Automation Conference Panel Sessions

  • Futures for EDA: The CEO View
    Aart de Geus of Synopsys, Walden C. Rhines of Mentor Graphics, and Lip-Bu Tan of Cadence Design Systems will discuss industry futures with respect to markets, business, and technology
    Monday July 27, from 4:30 to 5:45 pm

  • How Green is My Silicon Valley
    The panel will examine green technology, system design, public policy and prospective implications for the EDA industry
    Thursday, July 30, from 12:00 noon to 1:45 pm

  • System Prototypes: Virtual, Hardware or Hybrid?
    Tuesday, July 28

  • EDA in Flux — Should I Stay or Should I Go?
    Tuesday, July 28

  • Moore’s Law: Another Casualty of the Financial Meltdown?
    Tuesday, July 28

  • Design for Manufacturing (DFM) — Band-Aid or Competitive Weapon?
    Wednesday, July 29

  • Guess, Solder, Measure, Repeat — How Do I Get My Mixed-Signal Chip Right?
    Wednesday, July 29

  • Oil Fields, Hedge Funds and Drugs
    Wednesday, July 29

  • From Milliwatts to Megawatts: The System-Level Power Challenge
    Thursday, July 30

  • The Wild West: Conquest of Complex Hardware-Dependent Software Design
    Thursday, July 30

  • Community-Driven Panel
    DAC community chooses the topic
    Wednesday, July 29, 10:00-10:45 am

  • Gary Smith on EDA: Trends and What’s Hot at DAC
    Monday, July 27

  • The EDA Heritage Series: Doug Fairbairn’s Industry Retrospective
    Monday, July 27

  • Hogan’s Heroes: The Long Road to System-Level Sign-Off
    Monday, July 27

  • IP at Risk: Protecting the Company Jewels
    Monday, July 27

  • A Conversation with the 2009 Marie R. Pistilli Award Winner
    Monday, July 27

  • DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest Awards Presentation
    Monday, July 27

  • Fighting Piracy on the High Seas: Offense Versus Defense
    Tuesday, July 28

  • Low Power: Consumer Electronics’ Catch-22
    Tuesday, July 28

  • A Town Hall Meeting: Can We Afford for Start-Ups to Wind Down?
    Tuesday, July 28

  • Will Interoperable Process Design Kits (PDKs) Fly in a Stodgy Analog World?
    Tuesday, July 28

  • Embedded Multi-Core: Multi-Opportunities, Multi-Challenges
    Tuesday, July 28

  • EDA Ecosystem: In Sync or Out of Touch?
    Tuesday, July 28

  • Electronics Going Green: Future or Futile?
    Wednesday, July 29

  • Seeking the Holy Grail of Verification Coverage Closure
    Wednesday, July 29

  • The AMS Revival: Bipolar Thinking?
    Wednesday, July 29

  • Tweet, Blog or News: How Do I Stay Current?
    Wednesday, July 29

  • Reuse in an Enterprise: Myth or Reality?
    Wednesday, July 29

  • You Don’t Know Jack — High Schoolers Tell You What’s Up With Technology
    Thursday, July 30

More info: Design Automation Conference