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Bits and Pieces from the 2013 Design Automation Conference

Maybe it was the heat, maybe was the sheer number of processor guys strolling in from the greater Austin area, or maybe it was the BBQ. I’m not exactly sure what it was, but this year’s Design Automation Conference and Expo was livelier and more energetic than we’ve seen in years, and Fish Fry is taking you straight to center of the serious (and not so serious) design automation action. First, we talk about DAC with Tom Anderson (Breker) and ask him about SoC verification and more importantly, what set the Breker booth apart from the rest of the pack on the expo floor this year. Next, we chat with Anupam Bakshi, CEO of Agnisys about cavemen, automatic code generation, and booth babes…or, uh, I mean, temporary technical representatives. 

Also this week, I unveil my 2013 DAC You May Have Missed List. This is my top ten rundown of the coolest things I saw during the show (that may or may not have anything to do with the actual tools themselves).

 

 

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Fish Fry Links – June 7, 2013

More Information about Breker

More Information about Agnisys

More Information about the 2013 Design Automation Conference

More Information about Asleep At The Wheel (I Love DAC Party band)

More Information about Adam Rodgers (Cadence Denali Party VIP Room band)

DAC 2013 Instagram Photos;

DAC 2013 Expo Showfloor

Asleep At The Wheel at the I Love DAC 2013 Party

Amelia with Asleep At The Wheel Lead Singer Ray Benson

The ARM Community Booth Magician

The ICManage Tesla

Amelia with Amanda – the Agnisys Cavegirl

Amelia and the Austin Airstream (expo show floor)

The Adam Rodgers Duo at the Cadence Denali Party

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