When the Design Automation Conference opens July 20, it will be the first ever virtual event experience for the 57-year-old conference. Attendees will embark on a two week-long virtual journey on Monday, July 20th starting at 9:00 A.M. PDT with Zhuo Li, the 57th DAC General Chair, who will open the 2020 conference. He’ll be immediately followed by Dr. H.S. Philip Wong, Chief Scientist, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) Ltd., who will deliver the Monday morning keynote.
The event will expand over five days July 20 – 24. All DAC sessions are scheduled for Pacific Daylight Time. Once the session day and time has occurred, the session will be available for on demand access any day and time zone until August 1, 2020
More than 60 companies will be exhibiting at virtual DAC 2020, including long-time participants such as Cadence Design Systems, Mentor, a Siemens Business and Synopsys. All exhibitors will be showcasing their latest technology advances for the electronic design industry through videos and live Zoom sessions. The live chat and face-to-face interactive exhibit meetings will be held Monday – Wednesday, July 20 – 22 from 10:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M. PDT. Attendees may visit exhibitor virtual booths throughout the duration of the event and request private meetings or information.
Rob van Blommestein, DAC Exhibits Chair and Head of Marketing at OneSpin, said this year’s DAC program is robust and offers virtually all the technical topics that the live conference would offer, such as AI/machine learning, autonomous systems, and security. Accompanying the more than 60 virtual exhibits is the return of the Design-on-Cloud theater on Monday and the addition of the RISC-V Theater on Tuesday.
“We are excited to bring the entire DAC community together virtually. No other event offers designers, researchers and decision-makers the opportunity to interact with each other while seeing and learning first-hand the latest innovations, tools and best practices. Although this year will be different, we have worked hard to keep the true essence of DAC intact even virtually, with live panels and tutorials along with afternoon networking and social hours for interacting with other attendees. We will make 2020 DAC, which is the first virtual DAC, a memorable event for the entire community,” Li said.
New for DAC 2020 is the RISC-V Theater, which will feature several of the RISC-V International members presenting the following topics on Tuesday, July 21:
10:30 – 10:50 A.M. – A Walk Through PolarFire® SoCs Memory Subsystem, MicroChip
11:00 – 11:20 A.M. – 21st Century Challenges Require 21st Century Solutions, UltraSoC
11:30 – 11:50 A.M. – Formal Verification of RISC-V Cores, OneSpin Solutions
12:00 – 12:20 P.M. – Building a High-Powered AI/ML Accelerator Using a RISC-V CPU core with Vector Extension, Andes Technology
12:30 – 12:50 P.M. – What’s Next for RISC-V? Vectors, Verification, and Value-added Extensions, Imperas Software
1:00 – 1:45 P.M. – Verification of RISC-V Open ISA Processors: New Freedoms in Design Require New and Improved Verification Methodologies
Imperas Software Ltd, UK
DAC Pavilion Talks
The DAC Pavilion content for 2020 will include the following talks:
Monday, July 20:
11:00 A.M. Continuing Evolution of the Electronics Ecosystem
Dr. Wally Rhines, Mentor, A Siemen’s Business
12:30 P.M. Succeeding with AI Today and Tomorrow
Toby Cappello, Vice President, Data & AI Expert Labs and Learning, IBM Corp.
2:00 P.M. Can Open-Source Community Drive EDA Innovation?
Serge Leef, DARPA
Tuesday, July 21:
11:00 A.M. The State of EDA: A View from Wall Street
Jay Vleeschhouwer, Software Research, Griffin Securities
12:30 P.M. If you want to be rich, get a lot of money: Theory and Systems for Weak Supervision
Chris Re, Assistant Professor, Stanford University
Wednesday, July 22:
12:30 P.M. Design and Manufacturing in 2030
Greg Yeric, Fellow Arm Research, Arm, Ltd.
The Design-On-Cloud Theatre will host the following presentations starting on Monday, July 20:
10:30 – 10:50 A.M. – Scaling Semiconductor Design Workflows on AWS, AWS
11:00 – 11:20 A.M. – Cadence Cloud 2020, Cadence Design Systems
11:30 – 11:50 A.M. – Leveraging Cloud to Accelerate Library Characterization, Mentor, A Siemens Business
12:00 – 12:20 P. M. – A Cloud Storage Conversation with Jeff Dickey of NetApp, NetApp
1:00 – 1:30 P.M. – Maximizing EDA Simulation Performance Under Increasing Parallelism, Pure Storage
Registration is now open. For more information on exhibits, conference and registration visit the Design Automation Conference www.dac.com.
The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is recognized as the premier event for the design of electronic circuits and systems, and for electronic design automation (EDA) and silicon solutions. A diverse worldwide community representing more than 1,000 organizations attends each year, represented by system designers and architects, logic and circuit designers, validation engineers, CAD managers, senior managers and executives to researchers and academicians from leading universities. Close to 60 technical sessions selected by a committee of electronic design experts offer information on recent developments and trends, management practices and new products, methodologies and technologies. A highlight of DAC is its exhibition and suite area with approximately 200 of the leading and emerging EDA, silicon, intellectual property (IP) and design services providers. The conference is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and is supported by ACM’s Special Interest Group on Design Automation (ACM SIGDA).