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Post-Show Thoughts on DesignCon 2009

Comments(0)Filed under: Functional Verification, DesignCon, DVcon, coreuse, NXP

Joe Hupcey posted some photos from the DesignCon show in Santa Clara last week, and I'm finally finding a few minutes to comment on the event. I have a soft spot in my heart for this conference; I think that I've presented something in some form at every show but one since it was called Design SuperCon way back in the mid-90s. I agree with Joe that this is not a major conference for advanced verification folks, but I did meet some very experience verification and CAD engineers in the few hours that I worked in the Cadence booth.

I also attended several sessions, including an interesting panel on verification of low-power designs, and talked about what Cadence is doing with the NXP CoReUse methodology at a tutorial on this topic. Of course, as at any conference, a good portion of the value in attending is networking (and, for far too many this year, job-hunting) with industry colleagues.

If you can travel in for only one show, DVCon is a better bet for hard-core verification folks. But for those of us in Silicon Valley, it's worth checking out both shows. See you there next year!

Tom A.

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