SAN FRANCISCO Preliminary attendace figures at this year's Design Automation Conference show an increase in total conference and exhibit attendance by 12 percent over last year's DAC held in Anaheim, Calif. and by three percent over the 2007 San Diego event.
The preliminary figures break down into 3247 attendees for the DAC Exhibit-Only Monday and 1,888 attendees signed up for this week's DAC Technical conference (workshops, tutorials, etc.).
Final adjusted attendance numbers will be coming next moth.
"Despite the economic climate, DAC continues to be a vital event, and the annual meeting place for all of the electronic design and design automation community," said Andrew B. Kahng, general chair, 46th DAC Executive Committee.
Kahng said engagement was across the board from researchers to commervcial tool providers.
The 47th DAC will be held in Anaheim, Calif.