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Tom Anderson, VP of Marketing
Tom Anderson is vice president of Marketing for Breker Verification Systems. He previously served as Product Management Group Director for Advanced Verification Solutions at Cadence, Technical Marketing Director in the Verification Group at Synopsys and Vice President of Applications Engineering at … More »
Sneak Preview of the Upcoming SoC Conference in Irvine
September 17th, 2013 by Tom Anderson, VP of Marketing
A notice about “early bird” registration for the 11th International System-on-Chip (SoC) Conference, Exhibit, and Workshops arrived in my inbox late last week. It reminded me that this event is coming up quickly (October 23-24) and that, among other things, I’d better get my slides done in time to make it into the Proceedings. My talk is called “The Search for a Truly Unified Verification Methodology” and it will be on the second day at 4:05pm.
If you look at the program, you’ll quickly see that this is one of the most diverse conferences of the year. A wide variety of experts from both academia and the commercial world considers SOC development from many different angles. One minute you may be listening to a talk on high-level system performance measurement, and the next on the silicon structures for a new type of on-chip memory array.
As I look over the talks for this year, I see some of the hottest topics around: FinFETs, software radios, FPGA security, 3D-IC technologies, etc. The most intriguing title is “Powering Wireless Devices from the Biologic Battery in the Inner-Ear” from UC-San Diego. I’m looking forward to hearing distinguished technologists holding forth on their latest areas of interest.
The conference is paired with a vendor exhibition, to be held on the first day from 3pm to 8pm. Breker is one of the event sponsors so a colleague and I will be there staffing our table-top exhibit and talking to folks about what we do. I’ve attended the SoC Conference in Irvine for several years now and have always found it enjoyable and thought-provoking. I cordially invite all of our blog readers to consider attending. You won’t be disappointed!
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