Press release

57th Design Automation Conference Names Industry Liaison Committee

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Design Automation Conference (DAC), the premier event dedicated to electronic design and design automation of electronic systems, has named the members of the 57th DAC Industry Liaison Committee (ILC). These volunteers serve as intermediaries to ensure the EDA industry and DAC exhibitors have a vehicle to influence all areas of DAC including operations, program, promotions and exhibits. The ILC is made up of a balanced cross-section of industry representatives. The delegates serve as liaisons to their various constituencies at DAC by proactively communicating and soliciting input to help drive a DAC event that benefits all exhibitors. The ILC works closely with the DAC Executive Committee to ensure a positive and successful experience for both the exhibitors and attendees.

The 57th DAC will be held at Moscone West Center in San Francisco, CA from July 19 – 23, 2020. DAC will co-locate with SemiCon West 2020, which is being held at the Moscone Center, North and South Halls, July 21 – 23, 2020.

“DAC has added several successful initiatives over the past two years, which has helped to grow the exhibits and enhance the attendee experience,” said Rob van Blommestein, Industry Liaison Committee Co-Chair. “The success of the DAC exhibits year after year has been largely due to the work of the Industry Liaison Committee. This year’s team of creative and talented industry professionals will continue the path of success to make DAC in 2020 one of the best.”

ILC Members

The ILC is made up of representatives from a cross-section of the industry. Members of the 2020 DAC ILC include:

  • Bob Seghers, Sigasi
  • Craig Cochran, DAC Pavilion co-chair
  • Dagmar Lambrecht, Cadence Design Systems
  • Derek Magill, HPC Pros
  • Elizabeth Garcia, Synopsys
  • Hal Barbour, Cast Inc.
  • McKenzie Ross, OneSpin Solutions
  • Michelle Clancy, Cayenne Communication
  • Pete Erickson, Hall Erickson
  • Phoebe Lee, Ansys
  • Rob van Blommestein, OneSpin Solutions
  • Dr. ShauJun Wei, Tsinghua University
  • Sonya Roberts, Mentor, A Siemens Business
  • Thomas Blaesi, Silvaco

First ILC Planning Meeting

The 2020 ILC committee will meet for the first time, December 11, 2019, in San Jose, California. The meeting will set the motion for new initiatives that will help to increase value and exposure for exhibitors as well as improve interaction between exhibitors and attendees at DAC 2020.

The 2020 Designer Track, IP Track and Embedded Track Call for Contributions is now open. The contribution deadline is January 22, 2020. All submission information details can be found at

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About DAC

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 175 of the leading and emerging EDA, silicon, intellectual property (IP) and design services providers. The conference is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Design Automation (ACM SIGDA) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer’s Council on Electronic Design Automation (IEEE CEDA).

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