Design Automation Conference Taking Place This Week

The 50th Design Automation Conference (DAC) is taking place this week. The conference features SKY Talks, DAC Insights, Training Day and Visionary Talks from industry luminaries. The 2013 event will take place at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas from June 2-6, 2013. DAC is dedicated to the electronic design, design automation, IP, embedded systems and software industries.

New program initiatives at the 2013 Design Automation Conference include:

  • Global Forum Exhibit
    Over 40 countries will participate in the DAC-Global Forum, celebrating with DAC attendees the contributions each nation has made to the field of electronic design and showcasing future plans. The Global Forum ribbon-cutting will take place on Monday, June 3rd at 5:00pm with the Mayor of Austin, Lee Leffingwell, doing the honors. The Global Forum Exhibit is sponsored by ATIC and GLOBALFOUNDRIES.

  • Visionary Talks
    Key leaders in the electronic industry and state of Texas will give eight- to 10-minute visionary presentations before the keynote address. Talks will explore the challenging new ideas and innovative thinking that have helped shaped the industry and explore what the next 50 years will bring us.

  • SKY Talks
    The 50th DAC has introduced a new category in the technical program: SKY Talks. SKY is an abbreviation for Short KeYnotes, each 30 minutes long. Six prominent speakers from the following companies and universities will be presenting SKY Talks: Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Cadence, DARPA, D.E. Shaw Research, IBM, NVIDIA and Stanford University.

  • Designed in Texas, a new aspect of the Designer Track
    This program consists of 30-minute invited talks across two days of the conference. Designed in Texas talks will feature senior technical leads and managers presenting design experiences and results. This will provide an unprecedented opportunity for the Texas design community to interact with each other and the DAC community.

  • DAC Insights
    These two hour co-sponsored presentations focus on the current design, verification, and wireless algorithm validation. Insight co-sponsors include Aldec, Agilent, Jasper Design Automation, and Calypto Design. DAC Insight presentations are complimentary for attendees.

  • Training Day Thursday
    Attendees have the opportunity to attend high-quality training sessions in popular subjects from leading training provider Doulos on Thursday at DAC.

  • The Past, Present, and Future of EDA
    A historical special session on the past, present and future of the EDA industry will be held on Wednesday, June 5th.

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