59th Design Automation Conference Closes the First Fully Live Conference in Two Years, Exceeding Attendance Expectations


San Francisco, CA — August 1, 2022 - Design Automation Conference, the industry’s premier event dedicated to the design and automation of electronic circuits and systems, reported a robust engagement from its engineering and academic audience as it hosted its first fully live event after the two-year Covid pandemic era. The 59th DAC was an in-person event, attracting attendees from academia, research, government, and industry. The conference is recognized as the industry’s signature event, attracting the entire system design and development ecosystem, with a compelling combination of a technically strong research track conference and industry exhibitors. 

The 59th DAC, held July 10 -14 at Moscone West in San Francisco saw an increase of submissions to both its research and engineering tracks, indicative of the recent acceleration of electronics innovation around the world.

“DAC remains the vital platform for industry innovators that it’s been for 60 years, stated Rob Oshana, 59th DAC General Chair and Vice President Software Engineering R&D, NXP. “Anyone who wants to transform the future with designs in artificial intelligence, security, autonomous systems and IP, IoT, automotive and other areas engage at DAC. It’s a testament not only to the vitality of the industry but DAC itself.”

DAC returns to San Francisco on July 9 - 13, 2023 collocated with SEMICON West.  The call for papers and presentations will open September 30, 2022.

Preliminary figures for the 2022 DAC in San Francisco:

  • Conference passes                             1838
  • I LOVE DAC passes                             1,960
  • Exhibitors’ booth staff                         1,072

Total Attendee Registration                       4,870



About DAC

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 175 of the leading and emerging EDA, silicon, intellectual property (IP) and design services providers. The conference is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Design Automation (ACM SIGDA), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer’s Council on Electronic Design Automation (IEEE CEDA).

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