This year’s preliminary attendance figures break down into the following categories:
|DAC Exhibit-only attendees:||2,405|
|DAC Technical conference (workshops, tutorials, etc.) attendees:||2,423|
|DAC Exhibitor personnel:||3,550|
|Preliminary total 45th DAC attendance:||8,468|
These numbers are very similar to last year. Final attendance numbers will be announced later this month and are expected to be slightly adjusted.
“The ballroom was packed, with people filling the aisles during the opening session and the keynote presentation by Justin Rattner, Intel, CTO,” said Limor Fix, general chair, 45th DAC Executive Committee. “The biggest challenges and opportunities of our industry ─ in the wireless market, analog design, sw/hw co-design, verification and manufacturing ─ are the topics of many of DAC’s well-attended sessions and events this year. Once again, DAC is the place where electronic design meets.”
The 46th DAC will be held July 26–31, 2009 in San Francisco.
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: www.dac.com.
Emily Taylor, 503-552-3733