Design Automation Conference Features Keynote Speakers from ARM, IBM, Intel, National Tsing Hua University

The 49th Design Automation Conference includes keynote speakers from ARM, IBM, Intel and the National Tsing Hua University. DAC 2012 will feature at least 60 technical sessions on recent developments and trends, management practices and new products, methodologies and technologies. This year’s conference will take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, from June 3-7, 2012. DAC is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDA Consortium), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and is supported by ACM’s Special Interest Group on Design.

2012 DAC Keynotes

Scaling for 2020 Solutions
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am
Mike Muller (ARM)
Comparing the original ARM design of 1985 to those of today’s latest microprocessors, Mike will look at how far has design come and what EDA has contributed to enabling these advances in systems, hardware, operating systems, and applications as well as how business models have evolved over 25 years. He will then speculate on the needs for scaling designs into solutions for 2020 from tiny embedded sensors through to cloud-based servers that together enable the “Internet of things.” Mike will look at the major challenges that need to be addressed to design and manufacture these systems and propose some solutions.

Designing High Performance Systems-on-Chip
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 from 10:45 am to 11:45 am
Joshua Friedrich (IBM) and Brad Heaney (Intel)
Experience state-of-the art design through the eyes of these two experts. Joshua Friedrich will talk about POWER processor design and methodology directions and Brad Heaney will discuss designing the latest Intel architecture multi-CPU and GPU. In this unique dual-keynote, the speakers will cover key challenges, engineering decisions and design methodologies to achieve top performance and turn-around time. The presentations describe where EDA meets practice under the most advanced nodes.

My First Design Automation Conference – 1982
Thursday, June 7, 2012 from 11 am to 12 pm
C. L. Liu (Tsing Hua University)
Dave tells us: “It was June 1982 that I had my first technical paper in the EDA area presented at the 19th Design Automation Conference. It was exactly 20 years after I completed my doctoral study and exactly 30 years ago from today. I would like to share with the audience how my prior educational experience prepared me to enter the EDA field and how my EDA experience prepared me for the other aspects of my professional life.”

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