We just finished a BUSY week of activity at the Design and Verification Conference. The exhibits were open for 3 hours on Tues. and Wed. in the late afternoon. The floor was buzzing when the technical program was done for the day and the beverage bar helped to fuel everyone’s spirits. I think floor traffic may have been lighter than earlier years, but the floor layout was definitely more conducive for people to move around.
Real Intent sponsored a panel, “Where Does Design End and Verification Begin?”, which had over 140 attendees listen to experts from ARM, Mentor Graphics, Intel, GarySmithEDA, and Real Intent. The discussion was lively and the moderator, Brian Hunter from Cavium, threw at least one gibe. I knew it was a very good panel when attendees were echoing the discussion at another panel later that day. I had my video camera recording the back-and-forth and will be posting clips from the panel in the weeks ahead on this blog. (more…)