Synopsys CEO to Keynote Design and Verification Conference

The Design and Verification Conference (DVCon), sponsored by Accellera, announced that Dr. Aart de Geus, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Synopsys, Inc., will be the keynote speaker for the 2009 conference. The conference will be held Tuesday, February 24 through Thursday, February 26 at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, California.

Dr. de Geus’ keynote titled “The Technonomics of Verification” will be presented Wednesday, February 25 at 2:00pm in the Oak/Fir Ballroom.

Today’s verification challenges are more complex and intertwined than at any other time in the history of Moore’s Law, driving verification costs to record levels and magnifying the consequences of verification failure. In his 2009 keynote address, Dr. de Geus will explore the economic and technological factors creating these verification challenges and the opportunities for building a more efficient solution that simultaneously addresses verification requirements from software to silicon.

DVCon is the premier conference for the functional design and verification of electronic systems. A testament of its importance, the 2008 conference boasted a record number of attendees and exhibitors.

“As our industry has grown and evolved, the conference has ably kept up, and we will continue this trend in 2009,” said Tom Fitzpatrick, DVCon 2009 General Chair. “As a long-time conference participant going back to its earlier days as HDLCon, I am gratified to see DVCon continue to provide an excellent forum where technology leaders, practicing engineers, academia, and the vendor community can share the latest, practical, leading-edge techniques, technologies and methods.”

“We continually strive to improve the conference from year to year, so we’ll be incorporating some fresh ideas proposed by attendees and new committee members. You can expect the usual high-quality technical program, including sponsored tutorials, technical panels, embedded tutorials, and research sessions, as well as informative (and delicious) sponsored luncheons. We’ll also be further expanding the exhibit floor and exhibit hours to make it more convenient for folks to find out what the exhibitors are up to,” Fitzpatrick concluded.

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