Louisville, Colo. –– November 15, 2016 –– The Design Automation Conference (DAC), the premier conference devoted to the design and automation of electronic systems, has named the members of the 54th DAC Industry Liaison Committee (ILC). These volunteers serve as liaisons to various constituencies at DAC by proactively communicating and soliciting input to help drive an event that benefits all exhibitors and attendees. The ILC representatives work closely with the DAC Executive Committee to ensure a positive and successful experience for both the exhibitors and attendees. The 54th DAC will be held at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas from June 18 - 22, 2017.
“DAC is the melting pot for innovative thinkers to express and vet their ideas with one another,” said Rob van Blommestein, Industry Liaison Committee Chair. “The ILC has an important role in helping to effectively bridge the communication channel between developers and users to help drive industry innovation and growth. The committee this year boasts some very creative talent that will ultimately prove valuable to all parties affiliated with DAC.”
The ILC is made up of representatives from a balanced cross-section of the industry. Members of the 2017 DAC ILC include:
- Bob Smith, Electronic System Design Alliance (ESDA)
- Dagmar Lambrecht, Cadence Design Systems
- Dave Kelf, One Spin
- Diana Dearin, Mentor Graphics
- Graham Bell, ESDA
- Herta Schreiner, Synopsys
- Michelle Clancy, Cayenne Communication
- Mike Gianfagna, eSilicon
- Michael Munsey, Methodics
- Sandra Larrabee, ARM
- Susie Horn, MP Associates
- Tiffany Quan, Runtime Design Automation
- Tom Quan, TSMC
First ILC Planning Meeting
The 2017 ILC committee met for the first time November 1, 2016 at the Synopsys headquarters in Mountain View, CA. The meeting set in motion new initiatives that will help to increase value and exposure for exhibitors as well as improve interaction between exhibitors and attendees at DAC 2017. A top priority of the meeting was to discuss how logistics can be better managed and implemented to allow exhibitors to focus on adding more value to attendees in their booths. More information will be distributed to all exhibators in the December Exhibitor Newsletter.
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The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is recognized as the premier event for the design of electronic circuits and systems and for electronic design automation (EDA) and silicon solutions. Since 1964, a diverse worldwide community of many thousands of professionals has attended DAC. They include system designers and architects, logic and circuit designers, validation engineers, CAD managers, senior managers and executives as well as researchers and academicians from leading universities. Close to 60 technical sessions selected by a committee of electronic design experts offer information on recent developments and trends, management practices and new products, and methodologies and technologies. A highlight of DAC is its exhibition and suite area featuring leading and emerging EDA, embedded systems, silicon, intellectual property (IP), automotive, security and design services providers. The conference is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDAC), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and is supported by ACM's Special Interest Group on Design Automation (ACM SIGDA).
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