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DAC Is Dead? Long Live DAC!

I have long decried the declining attendance at the ACM/EDAC/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC), especially in regard to this trend’s adverse effect on continuing professional education (CPE) opportunities for our industry’s engineers. (See my May 2011 article, “The Trouble With Tradeshows, for more.) In fact, for those of you who know me personally, I have sometimes quite cynically referred to DAC as our, “EDA high school reunion,” implying that little business is conducted there and that DAC is simply an annual opportunity for us to see who from our past got fat, bald, and/or divorced. (I’m 2 out of 3 in that list. E-mail me if you know which and I will buy you a beer.)

Topics: semiconductor industry DAC EDAC trade shows