I’ve been coming to the Design Automation Conference (DAC) for 18 years—first as an academic and, more recently, as a member of the DAC Executive Committee representing the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).And over those years, DAC has become, in my opinion, the industry’s foremost bridge between highly technical communities—ACM and IEEE in particular—that make tomorrow’s innovation happen.This is not only important to me personally, but it’s important to ACM. ACM is itself a wonderful... Read More
Some of the most valuable events at DAC are the IP Track sessions, which give small- and medium-sized companies a chance to share innovations that might not get much attention elsewhere. The use of IP in SoCs has exploded in recent years. In a panel at DAC 2017, an industry expert noted that the IP market was clearly growing even faster than EDA itself, due to the fact that more and more chip makers are externalizing IP development functions. This is similar to what happened with EDA... Read More
This June at DAC, we will have the opportunity to discuss and learn about key topics that are emerging in the system design and automation community. To start, we have the challenge of designing at the end of silicon scaling and beyond: devices, design complexity and verification. On Monday, there will be a tutorial on designing at advanced technology nodes, followed by an invited session on the same topic on Tuesday in the Designer Track. We will also begin to discuss modern... Read More
One of the most popular part of Design Automation Conference needs you! The Designer and IP tracks are open for submissions and you have until Jan. 23 to send in your abstracts.
These sessions are where industry experts discuss different tools, flows, and methodologies that will help you and your design team. In addition, they provide excellent opportunities for education and networking between end users and tool developers.
I’ve been to many of these sessions in recent years, and if... Read More
When it comes to tackling leading-edge design challenges in fun ways, there’s no better place than DAC. For DAC 2018, we’ve created a System Design Contest targeting machine learning on embedded hardware.
If you think this is too leading edge for a design contest, you’d be mistaken: More than 100 teams registered for the contest. You can find a full list of the teams here: http://www.cse.cuhk.edu.hk/~byu/2018-DAC-HDC/teams.html
So how does the contest work:
Teams had the choice of... Read More
Introducing the 55th DAC General Chair – Dr. Sharon Hu
My first time attending DAC was in 1991, and I am so excited to be serving as the General Chair for the 55th annual conference this June. Coming from academia and meeting new people in the industry sector who have been involved with DAC for years, I thought this to be good opportunity to introduce myself to the entire community.
I got my start in engineering as an undergraduate student. Both of my parents were... Read More