Electronic Design

DAC Goes On The Road

The technical program at the 44th DAC consists of 161 papers supplemented by eight special sessions, seven full-day tutorials, eight panels, 18 DAC Pavilion panels, and seven hands-on tutorials.

Automotive electronics will be the focus of special presentations and sessions throughout the conference. But for those with a particular interest in this area of design, you'll want to be sure to attend the all-day automotive session track on Wednesday, June 6. Included will be a special session, invited talks, a panel, and regular papers.

The special session, for example, will offer presentations on defining, designing, and using virtual automotive platforms to implement applications on shared hardware. A DAC Pavilion panel that afternoon will detail the particular need for correctness and reliability in automotive software, and how carmakers and researchers are addressing that need.

Keynote speakers are always highly anticipated at DAC, and this year promises to deliver again. Following through on the automotive theme, Lawrence D. Burns, PhD, vice president of R&D and strategic planning for General Motors Corp., will deliver a Monday address titled "Designing A New Automotive DNA."

Tuesday's keynote by Oh-hyun Kwon, PhD, president of the System LSI Division of Samsung Semiconductor Business, will address the challenges facing the semiconductor industry in his talk titled "Perspectives on the Future of the Semiconductor Industry: Challenges and Solutions."

And a special Thursday keynote by Dr. Jan M. Rabaey of the University of California at Berkeley will pay tribute to the late A. Richard Newton, an EDA visionary and mentor to many industry figures.

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