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27 October 2008

Events News

46th Design Automation Conference to Feature IC Design Chain in Exhibit Floorplan

The 46th Design Automation Conference (DAC), to be held July 26-31, 2009, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, will offer a new Integrated Circuit Design Chain (ICDC) area within the DAC exhibit floorplan, to enhance the quality and value of attendee and exhibitor interactions. The ICDC area of the exhibit will serve the complete “design chain” that – along with EDA – enables IC product and design success. This includes pure-play foundry, IP and design services, along with assembly-package, test, and system interconnect companies.

A meeting to discuss the planning for next year’s DAC and to highlight currently available exhibit space is scheduled for Tuesday, November 11, at 1:30 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose, Calif. The meeting is open to all current, former and potential DAC exhibitors.

“This move to better zone the exhibit floor comes as a result of polling DAC attendees who have requested ways to improve their interactions with exhibitors, and who require new mechanisms to quickly identify relevant exhibitors,” said Dr. Yervant Zorian, EDA Industry Chair, 46th DAC Executive Committee. “This is according to an attendee survey conducted during the 45th DAC in Anaheim in June 2008, across an attendee base that includes CAD engineers and managers, hardware design and verification engineers, and academics.”

IC Design Chain (ICDC) exhibitors have the option of exhibiting and presenting technical product content in the ICDC Theater. Additionally, DAC is making new tools available through its Web site that allow attendees to better identify relevant exhibitors and plan their schedules, while creating more options for attendees to engage exhibitors prior to, during and after the show.

For more information about DAC, the IC Design Chain and the 2009 exhibit floorplan, or current exhibitors, go to or contact Susie Horn, Director of Exhibit Operations, at +1-303-530-4333 or

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