DAC 2015: What’s Happening on the Exhibit Floor

SKY Talks and Fireside Chats added to new DAC Pavilion lineup for all attendees

LOUISVILLE, Colo. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 2, 2015 — Exhibit floor passes at the 52nd Design Automation Conference (DAC) give attendees access to more than the 175+ companies exhibiting. This year, DAC, the premier conference devoted to the design and automation of electronic systems, has added a huge lineup of activities at the DAC Pavilion (booth #311), networking receptions on the exhibits floor Monday and Tuesday evening, the Designer and IP track poster session with an afternoon cocktail reception on Tuesday, and teardowns of a DJI Phantom drone and the Apple Watch. Other exhibit floor activity includes tool providers, OEMs and leading automotive manufacturers in the Automotive Pavilion and the ARM Connected Community Pavilion.

DAC Pavilion

New this year to the DAC Pavilion are SKY Talks (mini-keynotes) on Monday through Wednesday at 1:00 and 3:30; Fireside Chats with industry experts each day at 11:00; and a chance to compare floor notes with John Cooley of DeepChip, Monday through Wednesday from 4:30 to 5:00. Pavilion highlights include:

  • SKY Talks cover topics such as women in technology, IOT, virtual platforms, trends in functional verification, automotive chips, and security.
  • Fireside Chats provide conversations with Wally Rhines of Mentor, Lip-Bu Tan of Cadence, and Aart de Geus of Synopsys.
  • Monday, June 8th at 10:30: Gary Smith opens the Pavilion by recapping trends and what’s hot at DAC.
  • Monday at 1:00: Tele Whitney of the Anita Borg Institute speaks on women, leadership and technology.
  • Monday from 2:00 to 2:45: Tear-down of DJI’s Phantom drone and Apple’s first wearable device – the Apple Watch.
  • Tuesday, June 9th at 10:30: Gary Smith gives his take on the technology trends in system design.

For a complete lineup of DAC Pavilion activities, see http://www.dac.com/events/dac_pavilion

Networking Receptions

Conversations and cocktails receptions on the exhibit floor from 6:00 until 7:00 on Monday, June 8th and Tuesday, June 9th will feature light hors d’oeuvres and beverages as well as a continuing chance to meet with exhibitors. Monday and Tuesday night’s receptions are sponsored by AMIQ, Concept Engineering, Dassault Systemes, The 3D Experience Company, Open Text, S2C and Silvaco. On Wednesday, June 11th the network reception will be held in the Espanadet, sponsored by SemiWiki, the open forum for semiconductor professionals.

Poster Sessions and Cocktail Reception

Poster sessions allow attendees to interact directly with poster presenters in a small group setting. On Tuesday, June 9th, the DAC Designer and IP Track poster session will open with a networking reception from 4:30 until 6:00 pm on the exhibit floor. Sponsored by Mentor Graphics and ChipEstimate, the Designer and IP Track poster session includes 93 poster presentations. For detailed information, see http://www2.dac.com/events/eventdetails.aspx?id=190-31

Also on Tuesday, from 6:00 until 7:00, on the exhibit floor, 70 EDA Work-in-Progress poster sessions will be presented, providing authors with an opportunity to network with peers and get feedback on current work and preliminary results. For detailed information, see http://www2.dac.com/events/eventdetails.aspx?id=182-85

On Wednesday, from 6:00 until 7:00, in the Esplanade foyer, an additional 71 EDA Work-in-Progress poster sessions will be presented. For detailed information, see http://www2.dac.com/events/eventdetails.aspx?id=182-86

Automotive Pavilion

ANSYS, Cadence, Dassault Systemes, Mentor Automotive and Synopsys will be exhibiting in this year’s pavilion for advanced electronics in automotive. The Automotive Pavilion is the center for tool providers, OEMs, and leading automobile manufacturers to meet, talk, listen and learn from each other. To be part of the discussion on software critical systems in the auto industry, visit the Automotive Pavilion (booth #1303), directly to the left of the entrances to the exhibit hall.

ARM Connected Community Pavilion

Booth #2414 is the dedicated area showcasing ARM’s Connected Community of embedded software and EDA partners. For a list of participants, see http://www.dac.com/content/arm-connected-community-pavilion

To register for DAC, please visit www.dac.com

About DAC

The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is recognized as the premier event for the design of electronic circuits and systems, and for electronic design automation (EDA) and silicon solutions. A diverse worldwide community of more than 1,000 organizations attends each year, represented by system designers and architects, logic and circuit designers, validation engineers, CAD managers, senior managers and executives as well as researchers and academicians from leading universities. Close to 60 technical sessions selected by a committee of electronic design experts offer information on recent developments and trends, management practices and new products, methodologies and technologies. A highlight of DAC is its exhibition and suite area, with approximately 200 of the leading and emerging EDA, silicon, and intellectual property (IP) companies and design services providers. The conference is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDA Consortium), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and is supported by ACM's Special Interest Group on Design.

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