New Cadence CEO to Join DAC Panel Discussion on the State of EDA

Michael J. Fister and His Peers From Mentor Graphics and Synopsys Take the Stage in 'EDA: This is Serious Business'

BOULDER, Colo., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The 41st Design Automation Conference (DAC) confirmed today that Michael J. Fister, newly appointed chief executive officer (CEO) of Cadence, will join Walden C. Rhines, CEO of Mentor Graphics Corp. and Aart De Geus, CEO of Synopsys, on a panel discussing the state of the electronic design automation industry. Mr. Fister was most recently senior vice president at Intel Corporation and general manager of the Enterprise Platforms Group, which designs, markets, and supports building blocks for enterprise computing.

During "EDA: This is Serious Business," the three CEO panelists will discuss how the EDA industry has come of age, and describe their visions for the industry's future and its prospects for growth. The panel will field questions from a group of six well-known industry watchers, ensuring a forum for provocative discussion.

DAC will be held Monday, June 7, through Friday, June 11, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. Pre-conference registration has closed. On-site registration at the San Diego Convention Center opens Sunday, June 6, at 8:30 a.m. Conference registration is $410 for members of ACM or IEEE and $525 for non-members. For more details, visit the DAC website located at: Or, contact DAC management at (800) 321-4573 if you have questions or need more information.

About DAC

DAC is the premier forum for the electronic design and design automation industries to exchange information on products, methodologies, and processes. Attended by more than 10,000 developers, designers, researchers, managers and engineers from leading electronics companies and universities around the world, DAC includes more than 200 exhibitors and offers a highly selective technical program covering the electronics industry's hottest trends.

The conference is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery/Special Interest Group on Design Automation (ACM/SIGDA), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers/Circuits and Systems Society (IEEE/CAS) and the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDA Consortium). For more information, including registration, visit the DAC Web site at: Or, contact DAC management at (800) 321-4573.

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