22  Jul
Doug at DAC

One of the less recognized aspects of the Design Automation Conference is the Pavilion Panels program that takes place on the exhibit floor. Covering a broad range of business and technical topics, these relatively informal sessions include roundtables, presentations and other goodies throughout DAC week.

One not to be missed this year is an industry retrospective that will be given by Doug Fairbairn. One of Silicon Valley’s true visionaries, Doug has had a rich career including editor-in-chief of a ground-breaking industry publication, the old Lambda magazine; co-founder of VLSI Technology, one of the first true ASIC companies; founder of Redwood Design Automation; and much more.

Doug’s talk will provide a retrospective on major shifts in the electronics industry over the last quarter century and how they have shaped the design tools and methodologies of today and tomorrow. But wait, there’s more. After his presentation, Gary Smith and Richard Goering will join Doug to provide their perspectives on Doug’s presentation and discuss what it all means for the industry’s future.

This is a very unique opportunity to hear a semiconductor/EDA veteran who has seen and heard it all. It takes place from 10:45-11:45 Monday morning in the DAC Pavilion (Booth #1928), in the exhibit hall. If you are going to DAC, don’t pass this up.

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No, I’m not talking about stargazing. This Constellations is the IP collaboration program launched by IPextreme earlier this year.

Four of the Constellations partners – CAST, IPextreme, Sidense and Sonics – are sponsoring a luncheon at DAC on Wednesday, July 29, where you can hear about “The Changing Face of the IP Industry.” Following a keynote talk by Jim Hogan, well-known semiconductor and EDA veteran, the luncheon will feature a Constellations overview followed by a panel manned by the sponsoring partners. The panelists will discuss current and evolving techniques for obtaining on-chip resources, along with some of the technologies available in third-party IP that can help you with your chip designs.

Identifying, selecting, and implementing IP is difficult. Web searches and IP portals such as ChipEstimate.com and Design & Reuse are useful for IP identification, but the expertise of the Constellations partners add another dimension for connecting IP integrators with the right IP providers.

If you would like to sign up for the Constellations luncheon, visit:

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