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Bob Smith, Executive Director
Bob Smith, Executive Director
Bob Smith is Executive Director of the ESD Alliance responsible for its management and operations. Previously, Bob was senior vice president of Marketing and Business Development at Uniquify, responsible for brand development, positioning, strategy and business development activities. Bob began his … More »

ESD Alliance, 11 Member Companies at DVCon in San Jose Next Week

February 19th, 2018 by Bob Smith, Executive Director

San Jose should be hopping next week as chip design verification enthusiasts from all over arrive for the annual DVCon conference and exposition that runs Monday through Thursday, February 26-March 1, at the DoubleTree Hotel.

If you plan to attend, stop by our tabletop in the foyer directly across from the entrance to the exhibit area. You can find out about the ESD Alliance’s charter, programs, initiatives and ongoing events. Exhibitors and attendees can pick up copies of its latest newsletter and giveaways for members and companies interested in joining.

While Monday’s a full day of tutorials, attendees will stick around for the DVCon Expo and Reception that will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. The exhibit floor is open Tuesday, February 27, and Wednesday, February 28, from 2:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. as well. The tutorial program continues Thursday.

Attendees will find a good number of our members on the exhibit floor. They include:

Altair Engineering, Booth #404

AMIQ EDA, Booth #405

Blue Pearl, #701

Breker Verification Systems, Booth #304

Cadence, Booth #702

Mentor, a Siemens Business, Booth #1101

OneSpin, Booth #902

Real Intent, Booth #402

Sigasi, Booth #601

Synopsys, Booth #101

Verific, Booth #505

Many of these same companies will offer presentations, tutorials, lunches and collocated events, and may be part of the poster sessions. One or two will be represented on one of Wednesday’s panels. Synopsys’ Christopher Tice will give the keynote titled, “Industry’s Next Challenge: The Petacycle Challenge.” That will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.

DVCon is sponsored by the industry initiative Accellera. Exhibits-only registration is free and includes the keynote and panels. For details on the full-conference registration, go to the DVCon website at:

We look forward to seeing you at DVCon and, if your company is not a member, we welcome the chance to explain why your company should join the ESD Alliance. If you won’t be at DVCon this year, please visit the ESD Alliance website to read about our committees and other ongoing initiatives, or contact me for more specifics on ROI or other justifications for joining. I can be reached at

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