The annual Design Automation Conference (DAC) is a big deal and should be of interest to students considering a career in developing software to help automate some of the toughest design and verification challenges in SoC design. Full article: SemiWiki - Daniel Payne
Thanks to a lot of hard work and perseverance on the part of various thought leaders in the IP industry - folks like Mike McNamera, Warren Savage, McKenzie Mortensen, Clark Chen, Devin Persaud, Tiffany Sparks, Yervant Zorian, and Farzad Zarrinfar - at last, IP has become an anchor tenant at DAC. Full article: EDACafe-Peggy Aycinena
Researchers and practitioners from the automotive industry get a chance to directly interact with the electronic design automation and embedded systems & software community.
Full Article: SAE Newsletter - February 2014
FRESH DIRT: Here's the first cut at all the rumors, gossip, fun quotes, and insider stories that I picked up last week at DAC in Austin. If EDA users and/or vendors send in more, I'll probably do a 2nd round. Enjoy.
Every year at DAC, I'm amazed at how many engineers miss out on events attended by some of the most influential names in EDA. One example already this year was the Phil Kauffman award presentation earlier this evening, attended by Aart De Geus, Wally Rhines, Lip-Bu Tan, and Kathryn Kranen among others. Another example each year is the pavilion panel put on by the Women in Electronic Design Automation.
Earlier this evening, Gary Smith held his annual night-before-DAC talks at the Austin Convention Center . During his presentation, Gary laid out his vision of the EDA industry over the next 10-15 years. There were many interesting points in the presentation (see Richard Goering's writeup for more details).
The Design Automation Conference (DAC), a conference devoted to electronic design, design automation, IP, embedded systems and software, has played the role of a global forum for designers and engineers from around the world.
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Wandering around the DAC floor this year, I'm finding that plug and play, transaction based, metric driven verification, the dream of verification architects for more than a decade is finally being realized at four different companies. Expect more information on all of this soon. I just want to give you a quick update about the cool stuff I’ve seen while DAC is still afoot.