46th DAC, July 26-31, 2009 46th DACeZine
vol. 4 issue 11 June 25, 2009
Contributing Editors: Peggy Aycinena, Geoffrey James, Gary Smith
Editor-in-Chief: Gabe Moretti
Gabe Moretti's Welcome


IN THIS ISSUE:
Guest Speaker, Tiffany Sparks: Voters Put the Spotlight on Power Scavenging

Guest Speaker, Yatin Trivedi: Behind the Scenes

Guest Speaker, Scott Sandler: The Quest for Closure

Viewpoint by Eric Filseth: Automating RF, Analog and Mixed-Signal Physical Design for Nanometer SoCs

Viewpoint by Lauro Rizzati: Go Green with Energy-Efficient Emulation

DAC News:
Register Early and Save Money;
Six Full-Day Tutorials Planned;
Keynote Speeches and Plenary Panels Highlight This Year's Program
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Dr. Jeannette Wing of NSF to Offer Views on Computing Research and Education

 

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DAC is the Place to Be, in July and Year-Round

Early Registration Discounts End Monday, June 29!

Although the Design Automation Conference itself is only one week long, the DAC community lives year-round, and the DACeZine is one way to keep informed of the plans, events, and issues of our industry that are the focus of the conference, year after year.

This year's conference is fast approaching.  If you have yet not registered, do so by Monday, June 29, to take advantage of the very significant advance registration discounts.  If you are staying in a hotel, use the DAC hotels that are offering lower rates.  Details are given in the "Register Early and Save Money" article.

DAC Tutorials offer a convenient way to learn the latest techniques and tools available to solve some of the most pressing problems in our industry.  The article "Six Full-Day Tutorials Planned" introduces each of them and gives you links to detailed descriptions of the material and the presenters.

The Community-Driven DAC Pavilion panel is one of the many innovations introduced for this year's conference.  The article "Voters Put the Spotlight on Power Scavenging" by Tiffany Sparks and the "Behind the Scenes" article by Yatin Trivedi give you all of the details involved in reaching out to the DAC community to create a panel on a topic chosen by DAC attendees.

DAC is the place to hear the views of leaders in our industry and thus, gain both technical and business insights about our industry.  This year DAC will offer four plenary sessions: two panels, and two keynote speeches, one on each day from Monday through Thursday, to inform and stimulate attendees.  Read the details in the article "Keynote Speeches and Plenary Panels Highlight This Year's Program."

Another opportunity to hear a technology leader speak is the free luncheon (perhaps, the exception that proves the TANSTAAFL rule!) organized by IEEE CEDA Tuesday, July 28.  The article "Dr. Jeannette Wing of NSF to Offer Views on Computing Research and Education" introduces Dr. Wing and justifies putting this event on your "to do" list.

During its entire existence, DACeZine has given its readers the opportunity to hear from noted personalities who cover topics relevant to various aspects of our industry.  You will find three such articles in this issue.  Scott Sandler of Springsoft writes about functional qualification in his article "The Quest for Closure."  Eric Filseth deals with physical design for RF, analog, and mixed-signal designs in "Automating RF, Analog and Mixed-Signal Physical Design for Nanometer SoCs."  And Lauro Rizzati of EVE writes about power saving EDA tools in his "Go Green with Energy-Efficient Emulation" article.

Remember:  the 46th DAC advance registration deadline is this coming Monday, June 29!   DAC in San Francisco is the place to be this coming July 26 - 31, and I look forward to seeing you there.  Register early to save some money along the way.


 

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