LOUISVILLE, Colo. – March 21, 2011
– Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer, Inc., and Chief Scientist, Fusion-IO, will keynote at the 48th Design Automation Conference (DAC)
, the worldwide premier event devoted to design and design automation of electronic systems (EDA). Steve will be interviewed live on stage by San Jose Mercury News columnist Mike Cassidy on a wide range of topics, including the ‘joy’ of engineering and following your passion to convert innovative ideas into reality. Steve will provide a unique insight into the vision that started the largest and most successful technology company in the world. The 48th DAC will be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, from June 5-10, 2011. Steve’s keynote interview will take place on Monday, June 6, 2011 at 2:00pm and is sponsored by Magma Design Automation.
“DAC informs the electronics industry on the latest technology and automation tools that shape every electronic device or system,” said Leon Stok, General Chair of the 48th DAC. “The Woz was my childhood hero. He has profoundly influenced the electronics industry and our society. It is a great honor and pleasure for all of us in the organizing committees to have Steve join us in person at DAC this year.”
“DAC is one of the premier electronic design conferences -- where research and design come together to provide information to pioneering engineers and companies worldwide,” said Steve Wozniak. “I’m really looking forward to connecting with the engineering community at this year’s show.”
“World-changing technological developments are the direct result of the inspiration and ingenuity of engineers,” said Rajeev Madhavan, CEO of Magma Design Automation. “By bringing the legendary Steve Wozniak to speak at DAC Magma hopes to inspire designers to accelerate the development of the next generation of great applications.”
About Steve Wozniak
A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products the Apple I and II and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer, Inc. to market Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. For his achievements at Apple Computer, Inc., Wozniak was awarded the National Medal of Technology, the highest honor bestowed on America’s leading innovators.
Since the 1980's, Wozniak has been involved in various business and philanthropic ventures. He has spent a great deal of time and energy focusing on computer usage in schools by stressing hands-on learning and encouraging creativity for students. In 2000, he was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame and was awarded the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology, The Economy and Employment. Wozniak also co-founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and was the founding sponsor of the Tech Museum, Silicon Valley Ballet and Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. He currently serves as Chief Scientist for Fusion-IO.
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, embedded systems, silicon, intellectual property (IP) and design services providers. . The conference is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDA Consortium), 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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