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DAC Keynotes: 5 This Year

DAC Keynotes: 5 This Year
by Paul McLellan on 05-01-2013 at 2:38 pm

 DAC is in Austin this year, as I’m sure you know, and DAC has keynotes by CEOs of two Austin-based companies Freescale Semiconductor and National Instrument. Two more keynotes (one split into two) are focused on mobile, which has become the major driver of semiconductor today. A fifth keynote, including presentation of the best paper award for DAC 2013, is by Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, who should need no introduction to readers of SemiWiki.

The five keynotes are:

  • Monday June 3[SUP]rd[/SUP] at 10.15: Greg Lowe of Freescale Semiconductor in Austin on Embedded Processing—Driving the Internet of Things. Greg has been the President and CEO of Freescale since June 2012 following a career at Texas Instruments culminating in being senior vice-president of analog.
  • Monday June 3[SUP]rd[/SUP] at 4pm: James Truchard of National Instrument in Austin on Looking Ahead to 100 Years—Platform Engineering. James is the President and CEO of National Instruments. He co-founded National Instruments in 1978 where he has lead the vision to equip engineers and scientists with tools to accelerate productivity, innovation, and discovery.
  • Tuesday June 4[SUP]th[/SUP] at 9.15am: Namsung (Stephen) Woo of Samsung, Korea on New Challenges for Smarter Mobile Devices. Dr Woo is a president of Samsung and GM of the System LSI business. He joined Samsung in 2004 from Texas Instruments.
  • Wednesday June 5[SUP]th[/SUP] at 11.15am: The Designer Keynote features two speakers (dual core?), J. Scott Runner of Qualcomm in San Diego and Sanjive Agarwala of Texas Instruments in Dallas. Scott will present on Design and Methodology of Wireless ICs for Mobile Applications: True SoCs Have Come of Age.Sanjive will present on Infrastructure Embedded Processing Systems – Trends and Opportunities. Scott is currently the Vice President of Advanced Methodologies and Low Power Design at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. He has worked in engineering in the semiconductor and EDA industries for 30 years, including being a “founding” member of the DesignWare team at Synopsys. Sanjive a TI Fellow and Director of WW Silicon Development in Processor Business at Texas Instruments, responsible for, among other things, the roadmap and development of TI C6x DSP core.
  • Thursday June 6[SUP]th[/SUP] at 11am: Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli of UC Berkeley on Crystal Ball: From Transistors to the Smart Earth.Alberto was instrumental in the founding of both Cadence and Synopsys and is also a Kaufman Award recipient for “pioneering contributions to EDA”. The DAC Best Paper Award will also be presented during this session.

Details of all the keynotes, including outlines and full presenter biographies are all on the DAC website here.

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:

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