47th Design Automation Conference (DAC) Names

Exhibitor Liaison Committee, Opens Call for Exhibitor Forum Presentations

LOUISVILLE, COLO. –– November 12, 2009 –– The Design Automation Conference (DAC), the premier conference devoted to electronic design and design automation, has named the members of the 47th DAC Exhibitor Liaison Committee (ELC). These volunteers, primarily representing DAC exhibitors, advise the DAC Executive Committee as it plans the trade show component of DAC. The 47th DAC will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, in Anaheim, California from June 13-18, 2010.

“By ensuring that the views of exhibitors and attendees are represented early in the planning stages, the ELC plays a critical role in the ongoing success of DAC,” said Yervant Zorian, EDA Industry Chair of the 47th DAC Executive Committee. “This committee leads new efforts to help ensure the vitality and vibrancy of the exhibit floor.”

The ELC reviews all aspects of DAC from an exhibitor, vendor, and attendee perspective, including conference operations and events, exhibits, attendee activities, and the technical program. Members this year include:

  • Yervant Zorian, Virage Logic Corp., ELC Chair and EDA Industry Chair
  • Dagmar Berendes, ThinkBold Corporate Communications, Inc.
  • Jana Burke, Mentor Graphics Corp.
  • Chuck Byers, TSMC
  • Anne Cirkel, Mentor Graphics Corp.
  • Michelle Clancy, Cayenne Communication, LLC
  • Craig Cochran, ChipVision Design Systems
  • George Harper, Bluespec, Inc.
  • Jill Jacobs, MoD Marketing
  • Pankaj Mayor, Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
  • Drew McGrady, The MathWorks, Inc.
  • Gabe Moretti, Gabe on EDA
  • Sachin Sapatnekar, University of Minnesota
  • Herta Schreiner, Synopsys, Inc.
  • Rob van Blommestein, SpringSoft, Inc.
  • Lee Wood, MP Associates, Inc.
  • Jeanette Zelaya, Denali Software, Inc.

Full contact information for ELC members can be found at: http://www.dac.com/47th/elc.html

DAC 2010 Call for Contributions
The call for contributions to the DAC technical program is now open. IC designers, application engineers, design flow developers, vendor-customer teams, and students are invited to submit proposals for eight different areas of the technical program. Visit http://www.dac.com/47th/PDFs/47DAC_CFP.pdf  for more detailed information. DAC is also accepting proposals for workshops and co-located events.

DAC 2010 Call for Exhibitor Forum Presentations
The call for Exhibitor Forum presentations is also now open; the submission deadline is
January 29, 2010. The Exhibitor Forum is designed to deliver practical “how-to” information on how specific design technology is used to solve customer problems. Presentations use technical analyses, figures and data to convey:  the problem a specific product addresses, why this is a new or challenging problem, and how a specific tool or methodology solves the problem. Each session is devoted entirely to a specific domain (e.g., verification), with up to three companies presenting for 30 minutes each, followed by a short question and answer period. For a list of topics, more submission guidelines and detailed information on format, please see: http://www.dac.com/47th/PDFs/47_DAC_Exhibitor_Forum_CFP-Guidelines.pdf

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 200 of the leading and emerging EDA, silicon, IP and design services providers. The conference is sponsored by the Association of Computing Machinery/Special Interest Group on Design Automation (ACM/SIGDA), the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDA Consortium), and the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA).