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46th Design Automation Conference Goes Green at Moscone This Week.

SAN FRANCISCO -- The 46th Design Automation Conference (DAC See D/A converter and discretionary access control.

DAC - Digital to Analog Converter
), being held this week at the Moscone Center, will include several events exploring the "green" side of the electronics design industry, including two Pavilion Panels on Wednesday, and a special plenary panel, a technical panel and a special session on Thursday. Attendees will be able to learn about low-power chip design methods and hear discussions of the environmental impact of electronics manufacturing and the potential benefits of green technology for the industry.

Fittingly, the venue for this year's DAC, Moscone Center, was recently recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), independent agency of the U.S. government, with headquarters in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1970 to reduce and control air and water pollution, noise pollution, and radiation and to ensure the safe handling and  as the Pacific Region's 2009 Sustainable Facility for its operations practices, including recycling, zero-waste catering and solar energy generation.

The community-selected topic "Power Scavenging: Waste Not, Want Not" for a special Pavilion Panel on Wednesday - 10 to 10:45 a.m. in Booth #1928 - reflects the growing interest in low-power chip design, which is driven in part by environmental concerns. John Blyler, editor-in-chief of Chip Design Magazine, will moderate this panel discussion about methods of harnessing hidden power for today's complex applications.


Sandip Kundu - University of Massachusetts The system includes UMass Amherst, UMass Boston, UMass Dartmouth (affiliated with Cape Cod Community College), UMass Lowell, and the UMass Medical School. It also has an online school called UMassOnline. , Amherst, Amherst, Mass.

Steve Grady - Cymbet Corp., Elk River, Minn.

Mark Buccini - Texas Instruments, Inc., Dallas, Texas

On Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Booth #1928, Carl Guardino, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group The Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) is an organization to, from its website, "involve principal officers and senior managers of member companies in a cooperative effort with local, regional, state, and federal government officials to address major public policy issues , will moderate a Pavilion Panel discussion, "Electronics Going Green: Future or Futile?" Three experts will consider whether the electronics industry is collectively doing enough to improve environmental responsibility, and what more can be done.


Doug Johnson - Consumer Electronics Association, Washington, DC

Scott Mattoon - Sun Microsystems, Inc., San Francisco, Calif.

Bruce S. Klafter - Applied Materials, Inc., Santa Clara, Calif.

In addition, there will be a special plenary panel titled "How Green is My Silicon Valley," on Thursday, July 30, from noon to 1:45 p.m. Moderated by Walden C. Rhines, chairman and CEO, Mentor Graphics Corp. and EDA Consortium chair, this panel will explore the implications of green technology innovation for the electronic design industry.


John A. "Skip" Laitner - American Council for an Energy-Efficiency Economy (ACEEE ACEEE American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy ), Washington, DC

Thomas Jacoby - California Clean Energy Fund, Cupertino, Calif.

Peter Williams - IBM's Big Green Innovation, San Francisco, Calif.

Dennis Buss - Texas Instruments, Dallas, Texas

Ian Wright - Wrightspeed, Inc., San Francisco, Calif.

A technical panel, "From Milliwatts to Megawatts: The System-Level Power Challenge", will also take place on Thursday, July 30, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Moderated by Rajesh Gupta of University of California The University of California has a combined student body of more than 191,000 students, over 1,340,000 living alumni, and a combined systemwide and campus endowment of just over $7.3 billion (8th largest in the United States).  San Diego, the panel will explore best practices and future opportunities for power optimization at the system level - and whether this will drive methodology change in system-level design.


Kimmo Kuusilinna - Nokia, Palo Alto, Calif.

Bradley McCredie - IBM Corp., Austin, Texas

Andres Takach - Mentor Graphics Corp., Wilsonville, Ore.

Jason Cong - University of California, Los Angeles UCLA comprises the College of Letters and Science (the primary undergraduate college), seven professional schools, and five professional Health Science schools. Since 2001, UCLA has enrolled over 33,000 total students, and that number is steadily rising. , Calif.

Johannes Stahl - CoWare, Inc., Aachen, Germany

Finally, a special session titled "Technologies for Green Data Centers," is scheduled for Thursday, July 30, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The session will be chaired by Prof. Massoud Pedram and describe state-of-the-art in computing, storage and networking technologies as well as data center design and operation. The speakers will focus on modeling data centers and managing the energy efficiency challenges in large data centers.


Randy H. Katz - University of California, Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley is a public research university located in Berkeley, California, United States. Commonly referred to as UC Berkeley, Berkeley and Cal , Calif.

Prith Banerjee - Hewlett-Packard Co., Palo Alto, Calif.

Dilip D. Kandlur - IBM Corp., Austin, Texas


Attendance to the DAC Pavilion Panels and special plenary panel is included with both the Full Conference and Exhibit-Only registration options. For more details on DAC's full program and to register, please visit

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, from 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, IP and design services providers. The conference is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery See ACM.

Association for Computing Machinery - Association for Computing
 (ACM), the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDA Consortium), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Not to be confused with the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE).

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers or IEEE (pronounced as eye-triple-e
 (IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, A membership organization that includes engineers, scientists and students in electronics and allied fields. ), and is supported by ACM's Special Interest Group on Design Automation (SIGDA SIGDA Special Interest Group on Design Automation ) and IEEE's Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA), Circuits and Systems Society (CASS CASS Cardiology, cardiovascular surgery A randomized, open label, multicenter trial that compared the outcomes of CABG vs. medical therapy on M&M in Pts with coronary artery disease after an MI. See Angina, CABG, Silent ischemia. ), and Computer-Aided Network Design (CANDE CANDE Command And Edit (Unisys) ) Committee. More details are available at:

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