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Design Automation Conference, World’s Premier Electronics System Design Event, to Co-Locate with SEMICON West in 2020

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DESIGN AUTOMATION CONFERENCE—Laying the foundation for the future
of the global electronics systems design ecosystem, SEMI and the Design
Automation Conference
(DAC) announced today that DAC and
SEMICON West will co-locate in July, 2020 and July, 2021.

DAC’s sponsors, the Association
for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Design Automation

(ACM SIGDA) and the IEEE
Council on Electronic Design Automation
(IEEE CEDA), agreed to an
initial two-year commitment with SEMI to co-locate DAC with SEMICON West.

the industry association representing the global electronic product
design and manufacturing supply chain, and the DAC sponsors signed a
letter of intent establishing DAC as a co-located event at SEMICON West
in San Francisco from 2020 through 2021. SEMI is the organizer and
producer of SEMICON West as well as six additional global SEMICON
conferences. DAC organizes its own technical conference and exhibit
centered around electronic design and automation from chips to systems.

The co-location represents a game-changing combination of world-class
technical programs and exhibitions designed to give engineering
attendees a central event to network, attend technical sessions and get
exposed to the latest vendor technologies from the entire design and
manufacturing ecosystem.

“It’s a pleasure to announce that DAC, noted for more than 55 years for
its technical excellence in design automation, will be co-located with
SEMICON West,” said David Anderson, president of SEMI Americas. “With
DAC co-located with SEMICON West, the link between electronic system and
semiconductor design community and the electronic product manufacturing
supply chain will become even stronger.”

“Co-location is mutually beneficial for both DAC and SEMICON West,
providing our customers with a centralized location that enables them to
gain broader exposure and expand connections across the entire design
and manufacturing ecosystem,” said Nimish Modi, senior vice president,
marketing & business development at Cadence.

“We are excited to see two major industry events collocating in San
Francisco. It’s a win-win situation for our customers, SEMICON West and
DAC. The collocated event will provide our customers access to a
comprehensive range of design and manufacturing technologies. In
addition, DAC will bring a brand-new audience to SEMICON West while DAC
attendees and exhibitors will benefit from the additional executive
management exposure of industry leaders that attend SEMICON West every
year,” said Anne Cirkel, senior director of technology marketing for
Mentor, a Siemens business.

“This is great news for our customers. The colocation of these events
will provide our customers with access to all the leaders across the
entire design and manufacturing supply chain and ecosystem at a single
location and time, and it will create a broader and richer experience,”
said Dave DeMaria, corporate vice president of marketing, Synopsys.

“DAC has been the premier conference in design and design automation
industry for last 56 years. With this co-location, DAC continues to
fulfill its mission of providing best values on system and chip designs
in the full eco system to academic and industry attendees, and we look
forward in IEEE CEDA to have a strong cooperation with SEMICON West in
the next two years”, said David Atienza, president of IEEE CEDA.

“DAC looks forward to exploring our synergies over the next two years
where electronic design and automation meets electronics manufacturing,”
said Sharon Hu, ACM SIGDA chair.

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 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).

About SEMI

SEMI® connects more than 2,100-member companies and 1.3 million
professionals worldwide to advance the technology and business of
electronics design and manufacturing. SEMI members are responsible for
the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, devices, and
services that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable
electronic products. Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance),
FlexTech, the Fab Owners Alliance (FOA) and the MEMS & Sensors Industry
Group (MSIG) are SEMI Strategic Association Partners, defined
communities within SEMI focused on specific technologies. Since 1970,
SEMI has built connections that have helped its members prosper, create
new markets, and address common industry challenges together. SEMI
maintains offices in Bangalore, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu,
Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley (Milpitas, Calif.), Singapore, Tokyo,
and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit
and follow SEMI on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and ACM Special
Interest Group on Design Automation (SIGDA)

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery,
is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society,
uniting educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue,
share resources and address the field’s challenges. ACM strengthens the
computing profession’s collective voice through strong leadership,
promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical
excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by
providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and
professional networking.

ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation (SIGDA), represents the
electronic design and automation field, addressing the interests of its
community that drive innovation. SIGDA fulfills its mission in a variety
of ways including sponsoring and organizing international workshops,
symposia and conferences; leading the way in capturing archival
electronic design automation publications; providing travel grants to
sponsored workshops, symposia and conferences; pioneering the
maintenance and distribution of electronic design automation benchmarks;
hosting university and government researchers for software
demonstrations at the University Research Demonstration at DAC; creating
the webinar series SIGDA LIVE, etc. For more information, visit
to learn more.

About the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA)

Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA)
 provides a focal
point for EDA activities spread across seven IEEE societies (Antennas
and Propagation, Circuits and Systems, Computer, Electron Devices,
Electronics Packaging, Microwave Theory and Techniques, and Solid-State
Circuits). The Council sponsors or co-sponsors over a dozen key EDA
conferences including: The Design Automation Conference (DAC), Asia and
South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC), International
Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD), Design Automation and Test
in Europe (DATE), and events at Embedded Systems Week (ESWeek). The
Council also publishes IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of
Integrated Circuits & Systems (TCAD), IEEE Design & Test (D&T), and IEEE
Embedded Systems Letters (ESL). The Council boasts a prestigious awards
program in order to promote the recognition of leading EDA
professionals, which includes the A. Richard Newton, Phil Kaufman, and
Ernest S. Kuh Early Career Awards. The Council welcomes new volunteers
and local chapters.

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