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50th Design Automation Conference (DAC) Names Industry Liaison Committee

The Design Automation Conference (DAC), celebrating its 50th year as the premier conference devoted to electronic design, design automation, embedded systems and software has named the members of the 50th DAC Industry Liaison Committee (ILC). These volunteers advise the DAC Executive Committee as it plans the trade show component of DAC. The 50th DAC will be held at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas from June 2-6, 2013. For video highlights of DAC from 1964-2013, see www.dac.com.

“The ILC plays a critical role in the ongoing success of DAC by ensuring the exhibitors along with the EDA and Embedded Systems communities have the opportunity to influence all areas of this premier event,” said Tiffany Sparks, EDA Industry Chair of the 50th DAC Executive Committee and ILC Chair. “In representing the views of exhibitors and attendees throughout the process, the ILC helps make the exhibit floor a success for both exhibitors and attendees.”

The ILC is made up of representatives from a balanced cross-section of the industry. ILC representatives serve as liaisons, not just to their individual companies, but to various constituencies at DAC by proactively communicating and soliciting input to help drive an event that benefits all exhibitors and attendees. Members of the 2013 DAC ILC include:

  • Mike Gianfagna, Atrenta
  • Rick Nordin, Breker Verification Systems
  • David Thon, Cadence Design Systems
  • Michelle Clancy, Cayenne Communications
  • Robert Gardner, EDA Consortium
  • Cindy Wilson, EVE
  • Brett Cline, Forte Design Systems
  • Gary Smith, GarySmithEDA
  • Rob van Blommestein, Jasper Design Automation
  • Anne Cirkel, Mentor Graphics
  • Diana Dearin, Mentor Graphics
  • Jill Jacobs, MOD Marketing and Events
  • Lee Wood, MP Associates
  • Herta Schreiner, Synopsys
  • Yervant Zorian, Synopsys
  • Dagmar Berendes, ThinkBold Corp.
  • Tom Quan, TSMC
  • Soha Hassoun, Tufts University

Full contact information for ILC members can be found at: www.dac.com.

To learn more about the 50th DAC exhibition all current and potential DAC exhibitors are invited to an open Exhibitor Meeting November 7th, 2012 from 3:30-4:30pm at the San Jose Hilton Hotel, 300 Almaden Boulevard, San Jose, CA.

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 1,000 organizations attends each year, represented by 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 of DAC is its Exhibition and Suite area with approximately 200 of the leading and emerging EDA, silicon, IP 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 Automation (SIGDA) and IEEE's Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA). More details are available at: www.dac.com.

Design Automation Conference acknowledges trademarks or registered trademarks of other organizations for their respective products and services.

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