The annual Design Automation Conference (DAC) is a big deal and should be of interest to students considering a career in developing software to help automate some of the toughest design and verification challenges in SoC design. Full article: SemiWiki - Daniel Payne
Thanks to a lot of hard work and perseverance on the part of various thought leaders in the IP industry - folks like Mike McNamera, Warren Savage, McKenzie Mortensen, Clark Chen, Devin Persaud, Tiffany Sparks, Yervant Zorian, and Farzad Zarrinfar - at last, IP has become an anchor tenant at DAC. Full article: EDACafe-Peggy Aycinena
Researchers and practitioners from the automotive industry get a chance to directly interact with the electronic design automation and embedded systems & software community.
Full Article: SAE Newsletter - February 2014
I’m very tired and a bit giddy as I write this post, late in the evening after the second day of exhibits at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) in Austin. Frankly, a lot of us EDA vendors were concerned about holding DAC in Austin for the first time. Of course there is a large electronics development community in Austin, but the first time in a new location for any conference is always a bit of a gamble since you never know what kind of response you’ll get.
FRESH DIRT: Here's the first cut at all the rumors, gossip, fun quotes, and insider stories that I picked up last week at DAC in Austin. If EDA users and/or vendors send in more, I'll probably do a 2nd round. Enjoy.
We’re all getting ready for DAC here at the Carter household. I’m really looking forward to getting to spend a few days in my old stomping grounds, Austin! If you’re not from the area, here are a few things you should check out while you’re there. Keep in mind that these are extracurricular extracurricular activities and prioritize them accordingly with the big vendor bashes which are always a lot of fun.
Full Article: Chip Design Magazine Blog- the Canonical Hamiltonian
DAC is off to a fast start and no one is talking about the numbers, they are talking about how many great things there are see and do here at the 50th DAC here in Austin, Texas and how packed the schedule is. But before we get to that, I have to say a word or two about Austin. The reason is that Austin has the slogan – keep Austin weird, which also happens to be the slogan for the city that I call my hometown – Portland, Oregon, which I have to say, is a lot weirder. Since I got here, I have seen nothing weird.
In the old days, TSMC made a big toolflow announcement every year at DAC, and hosted a lively ‘partner pavilion’ where dozens of companies were showcased in small auxiliary booths that stood in addition to their conventional booths elsewhere in the Exhibit Hall.
Full Article: EDA Café- Peggy Aycinena