LOUISVILLE, Colo. –– May 30, 2012 –– Management Day at the 49th Design Automation Conference (DAC) provides engineering and business managers with key information on the changing technological and business needs for System-on-Chip (SoC) design. Management Day will be on Tuesday June 5th 2012. DAC 2012 will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, from June 3-7, 2012.
“The management tradeoffs involved in successfully undertaking the design of a modern SoC are getting more and more complex,” said Yervant Zorian of Synopsys, organizer of Management Day. “This program allows designers to listen to experienced managers discussing their experiences, in many cases with designs at today’s most advanced nodes”
Session 1, from 10-11.30am covers Decision Making for Complex ICs.
How and when to move to a new process node and, perhaps, a new semiconductor foundry involve a lot of decision criteria, many of which are quite subtle.
The speakers are:
- Vincent Ratford – Senior Vice President, recently of Xilinx, Inc., San Jose, CA and now an independent consultant
- Chi-Feng Wu – Vice President Engineering, Realtek Semiconductor Corp., Hsinchu, Taiwan
- Norbert Diesing – Director Engineering, PMC-Sierra, Inc., Vancouver, BC, Canada
Session 2, from 1.30-4pm covers Tradeoffs and Choices for Emerging SoCs.
An SoC needs to be optimized for volume production, performance, cost and, especially power. But these desirable traits are all in conflict meaning that analyzing the tradeoffs requires accurate analysis.
The speakers are:
- Ajoy Bose – President and CEO, Atrenta, Inc., San Jose, CA
- Indavong Vongsavady - Director Engineering, STMicroelectronics, Crolles, France
- Pankaj Mayor – Vice President, Cadence Design Systems, Inc., San Jose, CA
- Jitendra Khare – Director Engineering, AppliedMicro, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA
- William Eklow – Distinguished Engineer, Cisco Systems, Inc., San Jose, CA
Management Day presentations are in room 309 at Moscone Center. Full details of Management Day can be found at www.dac.com.
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, 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
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