Design and Verification Conference

The Design and Verification Conference (DVCon), sponsored by Accellera, will be held next week. DVCon will not only focus on front-end design, but will include physical implementation as well. Physical verification goes hand-in-hand with DFM, which will be a topic of great interest at the conference. The conference offers a rich technical program and exhibit space is filled to capacity.

Online registration is available through Monday, February 19, 2007. Registration after Monday can be done on-site. The conference and exhibition will be held February 21 – 23 at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, California.

Conference Highlights:

Keynote Address
Moshe Gavrielov, executive vice president and general manager for the Verification Division at Cadence, will be the keynote speaker for the 2007 conference. His keynote, titled “Taking an Enterprise Wide Approach to Next-Generation System-Level Development,” will be presented Thursday, February 22 at 9:00am in the Donner Ballroom.

John Cooley’s “Troublemakers” panel
Now an annual event, John Cooley will be asking executives edgy questions provided by his readership during his infamous panel on Thursday, February 22 beginning at 3:30pm in the Oak/Fir Ballrooms. Formerly known as the “Bigwigs” panel, this year’s panel has been renamed the “Troublemakers” panel to more accurately reflect the direction the questions tend to take the panelists. Top-level executives on this year’s panel include: Rajeev Madhavan, CEO of Magma;Antun Domic, general manager of Implementation for Synopsys; Joe Sawicki, general manager of Design-to-Silicon for Mentor Graphics; Ted Vucurevich, chief technical officer of Cadence; Vic Kulkarni, CEO of Sequence Design; Atul Sharan, CEO of Clear Shape;Brett Cline, The SystemC Poster Boy; Gary Smith, Gary Smith EDA. A cocktail reception will immediately follow the panel.

Tutorials/Panels/Technical Sessions
“The 2007 DVCon Conference promises to be the best attended one in many years. Issues related to design and verification continue to be at the forefront of the problems that need to be solved in the EDA market. We must, as an industry, deliver breakthrough solutions that will allow EDA customers to produce new designs in a manner that optimizes their profit margins, if we are to be perceived as strategic partners in their business model. Innovation may not be enough; we need invention to put us on pace with the continuing progress in silicon fabrication technology,” commented Gabe Moretti, DVCon 2007 General Chair. “The goal of the Steering Committee of DVCon 2007 is to provide you with a forum to invent, discuss, and refine design and verification techniques that will expand the impact of EDA on the growth and evolution of the electronic industry.”

There are five sponsored tutorials, three panels, ten technical sessions and three embedded tutorials during DVCon. Exhibit space has been sold out. Exhibits are open Wednesday, February 21 and Thursday, February 22 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm.

About DVCon
DVCon is sponsored by Accellera, an industry consortium dedicated to the development and standardization of design and verification languages. More information: Accellera »