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DAC 2013 Honors the Electronic Design Industry’s Global Reach by Organizing a Global Forum for Nations of the World

For 50 years, the Design Automation Conference (DAC), the premier conference devoted to electronic design, design automation, IP, embedded systems and software, has played the role of a global forum for designers and engineers from around the world. As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, DAC 2013 will honor the geographic breadth and global reach of electronics innovation by organizing a unique and informative venue at DAC: the DAC Global Forum (DAC-GF). The DAC-Global Forum is sponsored by ATIC, the parent company of GLOBALFOUNDRIES.

Over 30 countries will participate in the DAC-Global Forum, celebrating with DAC attendees the contributions each nation has made to the field of electronic design and showcasing future opportunities. A dedicated pavilion, #137 on the DAC floor, will feature interactive presentations by representatives from each country who will outline prominent electronic design R&D achievements; contributions made by companies, research collaboration with technology institutes, and government incentive programs; and opportunities for education, research and economic development. Attendees can expect to learn about new markets across borders, production capacity, potential sites for R&D centers, and local pools of engineering talent as well as gaining a general cultural window into each country.

“ATIC is pleased to sponsor the DAC Global Forum, a unique opportunity to showcase the contributions and impact more than 40 countries have had in the fields of electronic design and design automation,” said Laurie Doyle Kelly, Head of Communications, ATIC. “DAC and forum attendees will be able to learn first-hand about each country’s contributions to the field as well as future R&D and educational opportunities. We are looking forward to sharing our efforts to position Abu Dhabi as a hub in the global technology network.”

The DAC-GF ribbon-cutting will take place on Monday, June 3rd at 5:00pm when the Mayor of Austin, Lee Leffingwell, opens the Global Forum, along with, Sami Issa, Executive Director of ATIC and Yervant Zorian. Invited guests include executives from Austin-based chip design companies, C-level executives of DAC exhibiting companies, and the president and board of directors of the Austin Chamber of Commerce.

“In the past 50 years, DAC has helped expand a US-East Coast-based corporate industry to a truly globally distributed community,” said Yervant Zorian, 50th DAC General Chair. “Our attendees are invited to enjoy the intriguing Global Forum pavilion at the exhibition floor featuring dozens of interactive country presentations from all over the globe.”

The DAC-Global Forum will be open from Monday, June 3rd, starting at 5:00pm through Wednesday, June 5th. Tuesday and Wednesday country interactive presentations will take place between 12:00pm – 1:30pm and 3:00pm – 4:00pm. Details on the Global Forum are on the DAC website at http://www.dac.com/global+forum.aspx .

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), the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDA Consortium), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and is supported by ACM's Special Interest Group on Design.

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