47th Design Automation Conference Announces Keynote Speakers
Doug Grose, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Bernie Meyerson, IBM Corp., and Iqbal Arshad, Motorola to address attendees
LOUISVILLE, Colo. –– April 21, 2010 –– The 47th Design Automation Conference (DAC) today announced the names of the technology and business luminaries who will be delivering keynote addresses at this year’s event. Dr. Douglas Grose, CEO of GLOBALFOUNDRIES, will present a talk, titled “From Contract to Collaboration: Delivering a New Approach to Foundry,” on Tuesday, June 15 during the DAC opening session at 8:30am. On Wednesday, June 16, at 11:30am, Dr. Bernard Meyerson, IBM Fellow and Vice President–Innovation at IBM Corporation, will provide his perspective on the EDA industry’s information technology (IT) needs in the talk, “Echoes of DAC’s Past: From Prediction to Realization, and Watts Next?” The keynote on Thursday, June 17, “Designing the Motorola Droid,” will be presented by Iqbal Arshad, Corporate Vice President of Innovation Products at Motorola Mobile Devices, at 11:30am. DAC, the premier conference devoted to electronic design and electronic design automation (EDA), takes place from June 13-18, 2010, at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA. All talks will be held in Ballroom ABC.
“This slate of distinguished speakers reflects the diversity of the electronic design and design automation community,” said Sachin Sapatnekar, General Chair, 47th DAC Executive Committee. “Bringing business, technology, and leadership perspectives to their respective presentations, each is also an innovator and visionary with deep experience at the leading edge of electronics design. We are delighted that DAC attendees will have the chance to hear these leaders share their experiences with us.”
Dr. Grose’s keynote will explore the challenges of bringing the next generation of chip innovation to market through leveraging an integrated global ecosystem of talent and technology. His talk will expound on the idea that the world’s top design companies want more than a contract manufacturer; rather, they want a level of collaboration and flexibility supported by a robust partner ecosystem of leading providers across the EDA, IP and design services sectors. His presentation will present his perspectives on this new world in which the foundry emerges at center stage.
Dr. Meyerson will address the challenges faced by the electronic design and design automation industry as demand for IT resources continues to increase, while key metrics such as system power, cost/performance, and application-specific benchmarks must be kept under control. He will review how our industry is dealing with each of these challenges, and explore emerging compute paradigms, such as Cloud Computing, that are impacting EDA directly.
Mr. Arshad will present the technology and business challenges that were overcome as he drove the Motorola Droid phone from concept to implementation. His talk will address issues in designing devices and services that enable a transformation in the way we work, socially interact, use the web and utilize computing power. He will also describe the importance of synthesizing hardware that is tightly coupled with a new software experience or business opportunity, and how the success of the product largely depends on how well the target consumer is educated about the availability and capability of the new device.
About the Speakers
Doug Grose is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GLOBALFOUNDRIES. In this role he defines the vision and global business strategy of GLOBALFOUNDRIES as it charts new ground in leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing innovation. Prior to joining GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Doug served as senior vice president of technology development, manufacturing and supply chain for Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD). In this role, he managed AMD’s global manufacturing and process technology operations, including AMD fabrication facilities, AMD foundry relationships and AMD’s global supply chain.
Prior to joining AMD in 2007, Dr. Grose spent 25 years at IBM as general manager of technology development and manufacturing for the systems and technology group. Before joining IBM, Grose was an executive vice president and chief operating officer of Nanotech Resources, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation.
Dr. Grose holds a doctorate degree in materials engineering, and a master’s degree in business administration and science.
Dr. Bernie Meyerson serves as the Vice President for Innovation, and leads IBM’s Global University Relations Function, within IBM’s Corporate HQ organization. He is also responsible for the IBM Academy, a self-governed organization of ~1000 executives and senior technical leaders from across IBM. Dr. Meyerson was appointed to this position in October 2009.
For his innovation efforts, Dr. Meyerson was cited as “Inventor of the Year” by the New York State Legislature in 1998, and he was recognized as “United States Distinguished Inventor of the Year” by the US IP Law Association and the Patent and Trademark Office in 1999. He was most recently recognized in May of 2008 as “Inventor of the Year” by the New York State Intellectual Property Lawyers Association.
Iqbal Arshad is Corporate Vice President of Innovation Products at Motorola Mobile Devices. He leads the team responsible for delivering all aspects of hardware and software for Motorola’s breakthrough smart phone products including the latest Droid product line. Prior to leading the product innovation group, Iqbal was vice president of the Motorola’s European product development and management organization. In his tenure at Motorola, Iqbal has led development and delivery of many award winning mobile devices and mobile network products to worldwide customers. He has also held product management and development leadership positions with 3Com and Watercove Networks.
Iqbal received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from University of Miami, Miami, FL and his Master’s of Engineering Management degree from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
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. A diverse worldwide community representing more than 1,000 organizations attends each year, represented by system designers and architects, logic and circuit designers, validation engineers, CAD managers, senior managers and executives to 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, methodologies and technologies. A highlight of DAC is its Exhibition and Suite area with approximately 200 of the leading and emerging EDA, silicon, IP and design services providers. The conference is sponsored by the Association of Computing Machinery/Special Interest Group on Design Automation (ACM/SIGDA), the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDA Consortium), and the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA).
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