48th Design Automation Conference: Double Digit Increase in Attendance

Standing room only in many technical sessions and panels

SAN DIEGO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 9, 2011 — Attendance at the 2011 Design Automation Conference (DAC), the premier conference devoted to electronic design and design automation (EDA), showed a double digit increase in all categories, according to the 48th DAC Executive Committee (EC).

“We are very pleased to have exceeded our DAC 2011 goals for a well-attended, quality technical program coupled with increased networking opportunities for all attendees and vendors,” said Leon Stok, General Chair of the 48th DAC. “Poster sessions and evening events were packed; vendors tell us that there was good steady traffic on the show floor; and we all noticed that many tutorials and sessions were ‘standing room only.’”

“We had a very positive experience at DAC this year with an increase in booth traffic and solid quality meetings throughout the show,” said Vic Kulkarni, general manager and senior vice president at Apache Design Solutions.

Preliminary attendance figures for the 48th DAC break down as follows:

*Total full conference and exhibition: 1,746

*Total exhibit-only attendees: 2,006 (up 13.5% compared to 2010)

*Booth staff: 2,598

*Total attendees: 6,350

204 companies exhibited on the conference floor in 2011, up from 193 in 2010. 29 of these companies were exhibiting at DAC for the first time. Exciting new networking opportunities abounded during the very well attended evening cocktail receptions and around poster sessions. 400 registered tutorial attendees signed up for the new 2-hour, short-course tutorial format.

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, intellectual property (IP) and design services providers. The conference is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDA Consortium), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and is supported by ACM's Special Interest Group on Design.

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