DATE 09 - The Place for Innovation and Growth
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DATE 09 - The Place for Innovation and Growth

London - December 1, 2008 - Industry and academia who want to connect with the latest developments in the electronics industry are advised to attend DATE (Design, Automation and Test in Europe) 2009 and consider sponsorship.

With just four months to go until DATE09, a leading global electronics event, which will be held in Nice, France from 20-24 April, the conference has received a record number of contributor submissions and a 30 percent increase in papers on industrial applications.

It also offers increased opportunities for sponsorship (available for all budgets) of the DATE industrial exhibition which runs in parallel with the conference.

'DATE 2009 is stronger than ever before and is a truly global event and there is still scope for industry players to sponsor sessions and marketing activities at the conference,' said Professor Bashir M. Al-Hashimi, DATE Technical Programme Chair and Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Southampton’s School of Electronics and Computer Science.

The comprehensive technical programme includes three keynotes delivered by industry and academia leaders:
Paul Garnier, Chief Technology Officer, Texas Instruments,
Mike Muller, Chief Technology Officer, ARM and 2007 Turing Award winner,
Joseph Sifakis, Verimag Laboratory, Grenoble.

‘The outstanding 2009 keynote speakers reflect DATE’s measured focus on complete system level design, addressing hardware and software challenges, and its increasing stronger ties with key application domains. Our goal is to look beyond the current economic situation, and to create a vibrant meeting place where startups, innovative Electronic Design Automation (EDA) companies, large system houses and researchers can exchange ideas and promote innovation and growth,’ said Professor Luca Benini, DATE General Chair and Professor of Computer Engineering at Bologna University.

The programme which consists of tutorials and workshops given by researchers and industrialists covers two key themes.

The first is a multi-core theme which covers advances and applications including design methods, architectures and programming.

The second theme covers systems-on-chip and development of strategies for application-oriented design flows and methods.

The technical programme, features 77 technical sessions covering the latest advances and developments in system design methods and embedded software development validation and test and state-of-the-art industrial applications.

Important topics such as the future of FPGA, progress reports on the move to 32 nanometer CMOS, and programming of multiprocessor System-on-Chip platforms will also be debated by leading researchers and developers and industry executives.

DATE 09 will take place at the Acropolis, Nice, France from 20-24 April 2009.

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DATE 09 General Chair
Luca Benini
University of Bologna, Italy
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DATE 09 Programme Chair
Bashir Al-Hashimi
University of Southampton, UK
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DATE 09 Press Chair
Fred Santamaria, France
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DATE’09 Event Management
Sue Menzies
European Conferences, UK
Tel: +44 131 225 2892
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