Full-time graduate and undergraduate students interested in the 2009 Student Design Contest should check the DAC Web site for the call for entries. Past winners and more details are available online: http://www.dac.com/45th/studcon.html.
Industry and Corporate Dedication to Continued Education
The Student Design Contest was founded by the University of Utah’s Kent Smith in 1981, and has been managed by DAC since 2000. In 2002, DAC began partnering with ISSCC to promote and manage the contest. Each year, the successful tradition of the Student Design Contest is made possible by a group of engineering community and corporate sponsors. In addition to DAC and the ISSCC, this year’s sponsors include the ACM/SIGDA, the IEEE Council on EDA (CEDA), the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, Mentor Graphics, Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), Synopsys, and Tanner EDA.
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 1,500 organizations attends each year, from 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 is its Exhibition and Suite area with approximately 250 of the leading and emerging EDA, silicon and IP providers. The conference is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Design Automation (ACM/SIGDA), the Circuits and Systems Society and Council on Electronic Design Automation of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE/CASS/CEDA) and the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDA Consortium). More details are available at: www.dac.com.
Emily Taylor, 503-552-3733