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CEDA Marks 30th Anniversary of ICCAD with Talk by Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli

October 8th, 2012 by Joel Phillips

This year will mark the 30th year of the International Conference in Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD). Two special events planned by CEDA will take a retrospective look at the conference, and CAD in general, as it has evolved over the years.

The traditional ICCAD evening panel to be held Monday, November 5, from 6:30-7:30pm in Almaden 1 and 2 at the Hilton San Jose Hotel will revisit panel topics and predictions from years past. Moderated by Bill Joyner of the Semiconductor Research Corporation, it’s titled, “The Empire Strikes Back or Attack of the Clones? The Once and Future CAD.” For more details, visit:

CEDA’s Distinguished Lecture Series continues Tuesday, November 6, from noon-1:45 p.m. and will feature Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli of the University of California, Berkeley, speaking on the past and future evolution of computer-aided integrated circuit design. With a career spanning the life of the conference, influential in both the academic and industrial evolution of EDA, Alberto is uniquely qualified to provide a long-term perspective.

Please plan to join us for Alberto’s talk, “ICCAD at 30 Years: Where we have been, where we are going.” It will be held Tuesday, November 6, from noon-1:45 p.m. in the Grand Hall at Hyatt Place in San Jose, and is open to all full ICCAD conference and Tuesday conference-only registrants. More information about his talk is available at:

Most readers of EDACafe and the IEEE CEDA Corner blog immediately recognize the name Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli and his contributions to EDA.

For those who don’t, here’s a snapshot.

A co-founder of Cadence and Synopsys, two of the largest public EDA Companies, he is a member of the Board of Directors of Cadence, Sonics, ExpertSystems, KPIT Cummins and Accent. Alberto serves as a member of the General Motors Science and Technology Advisory Board and the Technology Advisory Council of United Technologies (UTC) and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Italian Institute of Technology.

He is on the advisory board of Walden International, Xseed and Innogest Venture Capital Funds and is on the investment committee of Banca Intesa Fondo Atlante and Finlombarda Next Venture Capital Fund. A member of the Scientific Council of the Italian National Science Foundation, Alberto also serves as president of the Group of 7 Research Supervisors of the Italian Government.

Alberto received the Kaufman Award for pioneering contributions to EDA and the IEEE/RSE Maxwell Medal for groundbreaking contributions that have had an exceptional impact on the development of electronics and electrical engineering or related fields. He is an author of more than 880 papers, 17 books and three patents, and is a fellow of the IEEE and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

For more information about CEDA and its Distinguished Speaker, visit:

The ICCAD program is available at:

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