The 59th Design Automation Conference Returns with a Strong Technical Program and Extensive Education Sessions; Advance registration is now open

Keynote speakers include experts from AMD, Cadence Design Systems, Perceive and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

The Design Automation Conference (DAC) returns for its 59and year with a full range of Keynotes, SKYTalks and TechTalks. Founded in 1964, DAC is the oldest and largest event focused on research and technology for the design and automation of electronic chip design for systems. The conference is recognized as the event that attracts the entire systems design and development ecosystem from academia, research, government and industry. The unique significance of the event comes from the combination of a technically sound research track conference and an exhibition of industry vendors. This year DAC has added additional training sessions from leading vendors such as Doulos, Microsoft Azure, Google and Netapps.

The 2022 DAC Technical Program had another record year in terms of submissions for the Research Track and the Engineering Track. For this year’s program, the Technical Program Committee reviewed 987 submitted research manuscripts and accepted 223 for submission and publication, an acceptance rate of 22.7%. In addition, 205 applications for the engineering track were reviewed and 68 were accepted for presentation, at an acceptance rate of 33%.

This year’s DAC keynote speakers are:

  • Mark Papermaster, CTO and EVP Technology and Engineering, AMD – Advancing EDA with the Power of AI and High Performance Computing

  • Anirudh Devgan, PhD, President and CEO, Cadence Design Systems – Computer software and the future of intelligent electronic system design

  • Steve Tieg, CEO, Perceive – Machine Learning for Real: Why Principles, Efficiency and Ubiquity Matter

  • Giovanni De Micheli, professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne – Weird loops in design and technology

In addition to Keynotes, the DAC 2022 will host inspiring SKYTalks:

  • Joseph Sawicki, Executive Vice President, IC EDA, Siemens – Delivering “Smarter” Faster: The Future of EDA and AI

  • Teresa McLaurin, Fellow and Senior Director of Design for Test (DFT) Architecture at Arm – Building Resilience – The Next Design Imperative

  • Sandeep Mehndiratta, Vice President, Enterprise Go-To-Market, Synopsys – It’s cloudy there


  • Aki Fujimura, Chairman and CEO of D2S, Inc. – Is Curvy Design an opportunity or a dream?

  • Bob Brennan, Vice President of Client Solutions Engineering for Intel Foundry Services

  • Marilyn Wolf, professor of engineering and director of the School of Computing at the University of Nebraska Lincoln – Co-design for Edge Intelligence: perception, control, computing

DAC provides outstanding training, education, exhibitions and networking opportunities for participating hardware and software designers, researchers, software developers, computer engineers and software tool vendors. Advance registration, which offers attendees substantial discounts, is open until June 10, 2022.

Registration for the free three-day I Love DAC pass sponsored by Cliosoft, Empyrean and Menta is open until June 10, 2022. See the conference program for more information on the research track, the engineering track and other sessions at 59and CAD.

The 59and DAC will be an in-person event to be held at the Moscone West Center in San Francisco, CA from July 10-14, 2022. The event is co-located with SEMICON West 2022Which one is will be held in the North and South Moscone Halls. In addition, DAC attendees will also have access to the SEMICON West exhibit hall to be held at Moscone South.

About DAC

The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is recognized as the premier event for design and automation from chip to system design. A diverse global community representing more than 1,000 organizations attend each year, represented by system designers and architects, logic and circuit designers, validation engineers, CAD managers, senior managers and executives, researchers and scholars from major universities. More than 125 technical sessions selected by a committee of electronics design experts offer information on recent developments and trends, management practices and new products, methodologies and technologies. The conference provides exceptional educational training and networking opportunities for the academic and industrial communities. One of DAC’s strengths is its exposure and following with approximately 170 leading and emerging EDA, intellectual property (IP), AI, cloud and design service providers. The conference is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Automation Design (ACM SIGDA) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer’s Council on Electronic Design Automation (IEEE CEDA) .

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Abdul J. Gaspar