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
Network World - Austin, Texas -- The Design Automation Conference (DAC) held here this week celebrated its 50th anniversary, prompting the industry and academic community that poured so much energy into chip, software and hardware design to both take a look back and to predict what the future may hold.
Every year at DAC, I'm amazed at how many engineers miss out on events attended by some of the most influential names in EDA. One example already this year was the Phil Kauffman award presentation earlier this evening, attended by Aart De Geus, Wally Rhines, Lip-Bu Tan, and Kathryn Kranen among others. Another example each year is the pavilion panel put on by the Women in Electronic Design Automation.
One would think if DAC were to be located in Austin, it would be natural to connect the dots between the kind of folk who come to the conference and the cowboy of yesteryear – that iconic, laconic, sole warrior and minimalist who rides the open range with few possessions and even fewer words, but carries big ideals of freedom and individual liberties in his saddle bag, as well as a respect for hearth and home – although he’s rarely there – and the ability to defend the weak and helpless from organized power brokers who put the interests of the few above the needs of the many.
Earlier this evening, Gary Smith held his annual night-before-DAC talks at the Austin Convention Center . During his presentation, Gary laid out his vision of the EDA industry over the next 10-15 years. There were many interesting points in the presentation (see Richard Goering's writeup for more details).