My most memorable DAC was one I didn’t attend --- 1982 in Las Vegas. In March of 1982, TI Semiconductor Group was totally reorganized. After running TI’s Microprocessor Division for years, I now had the additional responsibility of managing the Design Automation Division (DAD), a bureaucratic central support organization that I had been doing battle with for a long time, trying to secure permission to allow designers to use commercial EDA tools instead of the mandated TI DAD-developed tools. I was positively delighted when, three months later, the DAD management attended DAC, evaluated Daisy and Mentor Graphics and made a recommendation for TI to adopt Mentor’s IdeaStation across the entire Semiconductor Group, which we did. From then on, I religiously attended DAC, starting with Miami in 1983.
Wally Rhines, CEO Mentor Graphics
52nd DAC General Chair, Anne Cirkel, will be the featured editor of the "52 Weeks of DAC" blog. Follow this blog for a behind the scenes view of how this conference gets ready for June 2015!
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