As big of a fan as I am of Social Media there is still nothing like getting up close and personal when collaborating with the fabless semiconductor ecosystem. After 30+ years in Silicon Valley if there is one thing I have learned it’s that “showing up” is the #1 key to success, absolutely.
Speaking of showing up, each year there are three big user group meetings here in Silicon Valley. The first one is CDNLive(Cadence, March 10-11), then SNUG(Synopsys, March 23-24), and User2User (Mentor, April 21st). Thousands of people will attend, executives will keynote, fellow users will present, marketeers will dance, and of course there will be a free lunch and parting gifts. Not a bad way to spend a day. The best part of course is meeting fellow semiconductor professionals and networking. Remember, it’s not so much what you know but who you know in this ultra-fast-paced world changing industry. Where would we be without this level of collaboration? Still using flip phones…
The best parts for me are the customer presentations which is the meat of any conference. For CDNLive it is: Cisco, TI, FreeScale, Broadcom, AMD, PMC-Sierra, Broadcom, Oracle, ARM, Xilinx, Samsung, SanDisk, Altera, and a whole host of others. Several of the SemiWiki bloggers will be there blogging live and you can even use the promo code “SemiWiki” for $50 off, such a deal.
What’s Happening at CDNLive Silicon Valley 2015
Each year, CDNLive Silicon Valley brings together a record number of Cadence® technology users, developers, and industry experts to network, share best practices on critical design and verification issues, and discover new techniques for designing advanced silicon, SoCs, and systems.
Papers: Choose from a wide variety of user-authored papers addressing all aspects of design and IP creation, integration, and verification. Discover how others are using Cadence technologies and techniques to realize silicon, SoCs, and systems—efficiently and profitably.
Techtorials: Participate in a variety of interactive techtorials to get a more in-depth look at specific Cadence products, new solutions, and feature enhancements.
Keynote speakers: Hear from industry leaders who influence the global electronics marketplace. They will discuss industry trends in silicon, SoC, and system realization and share their thoughts on the most pressing design challenges.
Designer Expo:Learn more about the collaborative ecosystem available to support you. Cadence and our partners will showcase the latest results of our joint efforts. Explore new products and services from our many exhibitors.
Networking opportunities:Engage in stimulating technology discussions with your peers and stay connected after the conference.
Join us at CDNLive Silicon Valley 2015!
March 10-11, 2015
Santa Clara Convention Center
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