Design Automation Conference Announces First "Best of DAC" Awards

BOULDER, Colo.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—March 17, 2008— The 45th Design Automation Conference (DAC) has introduced the inaugural Best of DAC Awards to recognize exhibitors for their innovation. Awards will be given based on attendee voting during the conference and will be presented on Wednesday, June 11 in the DAC Pavilion. The 45th DAC will take place June 8 - 13, 2008 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.

"The new Best of DAC Awards competition will allow exhibitors another way to measure their impact on attendees," said Limor Fix, general chair, 45th DAC Executive Committee. "We look forward to an added element of friendly competition on the exhibit floor and what we hope will become a new favorite element of the DAC experience."

The Best of DAC Awards will recognize exhibitors in the following award categories: Best overall new product; Best demonstration on exhibit floor; Most interesting first-time exhibitor; Most interesting veteran exhibitor; Best booth; and Best booth giveaway.

All DAC exhibitors may enter their eligible products and booth product demonstrations for the awards until the Friday, May 30, 2008 deadline. All DAC exhibitors will be automatically nominated for the general awards.

All regularly registered DAC attendees will be able to vote beginning Monday, June 9 through noon Wednesday, June 11, via convenient kiosks located throughout the exhibition floor. Information on rules and eligibility for the Best of DAC Awards is available at

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 representing more than 1,500 organizations attends each year, from system designers and architects, logic and circuit designers, validation engineers, CAD managers, senior managers and executives to 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 is its Exhibition and Suite area with approximately 250 of the leading and emerging EDA, silicon and IP providers. The conference is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Design Automation (ACM/SIGDA), the Circuits and Systems Society and Council on Electronic Design Automation of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE/CASS/CEDA) and the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDA Consortium). More details are available at:


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