Tokyo, Japan--October 27, 1997--The Electronic Industries Association of Japan (EIAJ) and the ASP-DAC '98 Organizing Committee announced that ASP-DAC '98 (Asia-South Pacific DAC 1998) and EDATF (EDA TechnoFair) will be held at the Pacifico YokohamaConvention Center in Yokohama, Japan from February 10 - 13, 1998.
The combined ASP-DAC/EDATF event is the premier electronic design automation gathering in Japan, mainland Asia, and the South Pacific. ASP-DAC '98, thetechnical conference, will hold meetings from February 10-13, 1998, andEDATF, the trade show portion of the event, will be open February 12-13,1998. The ASP-DAC Organizing Committee has awarded the 1999 ASP-DACvenue to Hong Kong.
For the second year in a row, ASP-DAC will be sponsoring the University LSI Design Contest to encourage university-level education and research.Specifically, the contest will feature entries that are original IC designs by a university or other educational organization, in the area of analog and mixed-signal circuits, digital signal processing, microprocessors, and custom application specific circuits.
Judges will base their decisions on novelty of the design, validity of the algorithm, quality of the design and its implementation, and designmethodology. Prizes will be awarded for excellence in design and designswith special features.
As in previous years, ASP-DAC will have original papers, panels, specialsessions, and tutorials on all areas of design technology.
The ASP-DAC '98 forum is an annual technical conference and is the third in a series of annual international conferences on Design Automation. ASP-DAC'98 provides a forum for presentation, discussion, and observation of thestate-of-the-art in design automation and design methodology of electronic systems. Drawing international participation and attendance, the meetingscultivate and promote an instructive and productive interchange among notonly DA researchers and developers, but also system and circuit designers.
The ASP-DAC '98 forum will focus on topics that include emerging designissues based on practical experience; EDA technology foundations (such astheories on optimization, physical design, logic function and switching,verification); physical design, synthesis, test and test design, designverification and simulation, analog design, design methods and environments, manufacturing, and education.
Pre-registration fees for ASP-DAC '98 for members of IEICE (Institute ofElectronics, Information, and Communication Engineers), IPSJ (InformationProcessing Society of Japan), ACM/ SIGDA (Association for ComputingMachinery/Special Interest Group on Design Automation), IEEE (Institute ofElectrical and Electronics Engineers) are Y 47,000 (US $397.00) until December 25, 1997. Thereafter, registration fees are Y 52,000 (US $439.24*). A full-day tutorial is Y 30,000 (US $253.41*), which must be received by December 25.Non-member and student fees are available on request from the ASP-DAC Secretariat.
Admission to the EDA TechnoFair, sponsored by Electronics IndustriesAssociation of Japan, is free of charge to all attendees. Over 60 worldwide exhibitors, including innovative start-up companies, test support toolvendors, ASIC vendors, and related publication and service companies, areexpected to participate with specializing CAD/DA/CAE systems, hardwareplatform related products, publications, and services.
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