Both the Semiconductor West and Design Automation Conference (DAC) events have been rescheduled for a winter date in the expectations that Covid social-distancing regulations will be relaxed by then.
As was the plan for 2020, the two events will be co-located at the Moscone Center in San Francisco and will use a hybrid virtual and physical-attendance format. DAC will be held from December 5 to 9; Semiconductor West from December 7 to 9.
“Much of the historic value of DAC has been in the face-to-face connections and networking that attendees experience at the live event, which often leads to future innovations and years of collaboration,” said Harry Foster, 58th DAC General Chair and Chief Scientist Verification, Siemens EDA. “DAC is dedicated to the health and safety of our entire DAC community along with the commitment to bringing us all back together at a live event in 2021.”
The 2021 DAC program submissions are now closed. DAC has continued its trend in terms of the number of research papers accepted for review and submissions to the Designer, IP and Embedded tracks. Since 2018, research submissions have increased by 32% across all regions of the world along with the Designer, IP and Embedded tracks at a 5% submission increase year over year. Almost two-thirds of this year’s submissions were international.