Yes, you heard it right: Steve Wozniak will be keynoting at DAC 2011, bringing his joie de vivre and general engineering good cheer to the Electronic Design Automation community.Of course, that's not the only reason to come to San Diego from June 5th to 10th. You'll mainly want to come for the opportunity to learn, which won't be hard to do, according to DAC 2011 Vice Chair Patrick Groeneveld, who also serves as DAC Finance Chair and Principal Engineer at Magma Design Automation – not necessarily in that order.Patrick and I chatted at DATE 2011 in Grenoble, where we were both manning booths in the Exhibition Space – for Patrick, the DAC booth, and for me, the EDA Confidential booth. When I stepped across the aisle from my booth to the DAC booth,...
LOUISVILLE, Colo. –– May 24, 2011 –– At the 48th Design Automation Conference (DAC), the premier conference devoted to design and design automation of electronic systems a full one-third of the technical program addresses embedded systems and software. DAC’s embedded theme is reflected in a dedicated Embedded System and Software (ESS) Executive Day, embedded theater teardowns and presentations, a zone for ESS vendors on the exhibit floor, panels, special sessions, User Track presentations, keynotes, tutorials, and workshops. DAC 2011 will be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, from June 5-10, 2011.
“Our focus on ESS this year reflects the growth in system-level design and implementation,” said Leon Stok, General Chair for DAC 2011. "A...
DAC 2011 – The Feel Good DAC
DAC is back, EE Times is back, the EDA forecast is up and we have made
the transition to ESL design. It was a great DAC. It was almost as if
the last decade hadn’t happened.
Yes we survived!
My Sunday Night Talk
I don’t usually review my own talks but it looks like I hit a nerve this
DAC. For those that didn’t attend DAC I followed up on a talk Lucio
Lanza made at IC CAD last year on the Responsibilities of EDA.
I showed the ITRS Cost Chart with two lines added. The first line was
at $25 million, below that point VCs will start funding Semiconductor
Start-Ups. The second line was at $50 million above that line even IDMs
start cutting back on new SoC designs (See Figure 1).
Figure 1: ITRS 2010 Cost Chart
The bottom line is:
• EDA is...
Steve Wozniak will always be known as one of the Steves who founded Apple (AAPL). And
there is no question he was a key force in shaping the company that
played a major role in shaping the personal computer revolution and
Silicon Valley itself. But he is a Renaissance geek, a guy who's
sponsored rock festivals, taught fifth-graders and supported the Silicon
Valley ballet, the Children's Discovery Museum and any number of valley
causes.Though Silicon Valley is still home, Wozniak is currently
the chief scientist for Fusion-io, a Salt Lake City-based storage
company that went public last week. I sat down with Wozniak
recently for a conversation in front of about 800 attendees at the
Design Automation Conference (DAC 2011), an annual gathering that brings
together engineers and...
YES, I will be wearing my Signature White Jacket!
Every year around this time I start to hear the grumbling about DAC…No one wants to go to (fill in the City, other than San Francisco); or no one goes, it is a waste of time; or is Mark going to wear his White Sport Coat again; (OK I made that one up).
HOWEVER, AFTER DAC, the comments are mostly, (and I do mean mostly) very
positive…we had a good show; the people we wanted to see were there;
got a few really good leads; had a few really promising presentations;
Mark looked really great in his White Sport Jacket again (OK, I made
that one up also), but you get the idea.
So please tell me why the heck this happens over and over every year.
Everyone knows that if you’re not getting customer visits at DAC, then
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The 2011 Design Automation Conference held this week here showed a double digit increase in all attendance categories, according to the 48th DAC Executive Committee. As a bellwether event for design engineers using EDA tools DAC enables the research community share the latest results from design automation tool developments, design methodologies and the increasingly important software/hardware developments in embedded designs. The landscape was video-covered by EE Times with interviews of prominent EDA players and tool users. In addition the following are a few DAC nuggets that add color to this landscape. Bratin Saha, an Intel Principal Engineer and Manager in the SW Reuse and Convergence SoC Enabling Group, proposed a layered modular architecture called Cirus...
LOUISVILLE, Colo. – Feb. 16, 2011 – The Design Automation Conference (DAC), the premier conference devoted to design and design automation of electronic systems (EDA), has created a Work-in-Progress (WIP) interactive track at DAC 2011 to allow participants an opportunity to present and discuss current work and early results. Accepted WIP submissions will be presented at an interactive poster session open to the DAC community. The 48th DAC will be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, from June 5-10, 2011.
A WIP submission must clearly specify a technical problem, outline a solution, and provide some early results. WIP submissions will be reviewed by DAC’s prestigious Technical Program Committee, consisting of 80 academic and industry experts in the...
Nominating period open through March 4, 2011
LOUISVILLE, Colo. – Feb. 14, 2011 – The Design Automation Conference (DAC), the premier conference devoted to design and design automation of electronic systems (EDA), is now accepting nominations for the Marie R. Pistilli Women in EDA Achievement Award. The 48th DAC will be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, from June 5-10, 2011. Nominations must be received no later than 5 PM, MST, Friday, March 4, 2011.
This annual award, named for Marie R. Pistilli, the former organizer of DAC, recognizes individuals who have visibly helped to advance the profile of women in the EDA industry. This year’s honoree (to be announced prior to event) will be presented with the award during the Pavilion Panel: A...
cLellan to be supported by Chuck Alpert, Manager, Design Productivity Group, IBM Austin Research Laboratory, and Sudeep Pasricha, Professor at Colorado State University
LOUISVILLE, Colo. - February 7, 2010 -- The Design Automation Conference (DAC), the premier conference devoted to design and design automation of electronic systems (EDA), has appointed industry expert Paul McLellan as managing editor for the DAC.com Knowledge Center. The DAC.com Knowledge Center serves the broad community of electronic, system and IC design professionals, researchers, students, and others for whom DAC is essential. The 48th DAC will be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, from June 5-10, 2011.
Spanning front-end, back-end, embedded systems and software topic areas, The...
Presentation abstracts for embedded systems and software, front-end and back-end accepted until January 18, 2011
LOUISVILLE, Colo. – January 11, 2011 -- The Design Automation Conference (DAC), the premier event on automation and design of electronic systems, features the User Track—an exciting forum for design professionals to share their work with other experts. DAC invites systems designers, application engineers, IC designers, design flow developers and vendor-customer teams to submit two-page abstracts for consideration. A typical User Track contribution describes solutions to practical issues related to EDA tools in a design flow. The User Track is part of the 48th DAC, which will be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, from June 5-10, 2011....