MANHASSET, NY The Design Automation Conference will have a brainstorming panel and presentations by management from leading-edge companies to highlight choices for flows, methodologies and suppliers.
Designed to allow managers to gain insights from their peers in the industry, Management Day (June 15) at the 47th DAC, will have presentations from IDMs, fab-light ASIC providers, fabless companies, and chip vendors.
"Optimizing for volume production, low power, and shrinking sizes necessitates accurate trade-off analysis and technical/business decision-making by management," said Yervant Zorian, EDA Industry Chair, in a statement.
Presentations by AMCC, PMC-Sierra, Texas Instruments on “Decision-making for Complex ICs,” will be followed by talks from CSR, Intel, LSI Logic, and Qualcomm Semiconductors on "Trade-offs and Choices for Emerging SoCs."
A panel with the presenters and chaired by Ron Wilson, Executive Editor of EDN, will follow on the topic "Making Critical Decisions for Emerging SoC Development."
Motorola's Iqbal Arshad will keynote on "Innovation in Engineering." Arshad is Corporate Vice President of Innovation Products at Motorola Mobile Devices, and leads the team developing the Droid product line, among others.
Doug Grose, Chief Executive Officer of GlobalFoundries, will be another keynoter and will talk about the needed collaboration among EDA, IP, design services and foundries.
And Bernie Meyerson, Vice President for Innovation at IBM, will provide a keynote on the impact of efficienct and optimized information technology such as Cloud Computing on EDA.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.