industry news
Subscribe Now

The Design Automation Conference Announces the Technical Program with Prominent Invited Speakers to Celebrate 60 Years Influencing Innovation

Advance Registration Now Open till June 9, 2023

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – May 8, 2023 – The Design Automation Conference (DAC) celebrates 60 years with an all-star line-up of Keynotes, Visionaries, SKYTalks and TechTalks. Founded in 1964, DAC is the longest-running and largest event focused on research and technology for the design and the design automation of electronic chips to systems. The conference is recognized as the event that attracts the entire system design and development ecosystem from academia, research, government, and industry. The event’s unique importance comes from the combination of a technically strong Research and Engineering Tracks along with an exhibition of industry vendors.  In addition, DAC offers educational hands-on training sessions from Cadence and NetApp.

The DAC 2023 technical program enjoyed a record high number of submissions for both the Research Track and Engineering Track. For this year’s program, the Technical Program Committee reviewed 1,156 submitted research manuscripts and accepted 263 for presentation and publication, an acceptance rate of 22.7 percent. In addition, 269 Engineering Track submissions were reviewed with 71 accepted for presentation, at an acceptance rate of 26.4 percent.

This year’s DAC Keynote speakers are:

  • Alberto L. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Edgar L. and Harold H. Buttner Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California at Berkeley –       Corsi e Ricorsi: Here We Go Again
  • Heike Riel, IBM Fellow, Department Head Science & Technology, IBM – Quantum Computing Roadmap
  • Walden Rhines, President and CEO, Cornami, Inc. – Taking AI to the Next Level
  • Prof. Mark Horowitz, Yahoo! Founders Professor, Stanford University – Life Post Moore’s Law: The New CAD Frontier

In addition to the Keynotes, DAC 2023 will host inspiring Visionary, SKYTalks and TechTalks.

Visionary Speakers:

  • Joe Sawicki, Executive Vice President, Integrated Circuits, Electronic Design Automation, Siemens EDA – Systems 2030 – What’s Needed to Succeed in the Next Decade of Design without Resorting to Human Cloning
  • Prith Banerjee, Chief Technology Officer, Ansys – Driving Engineering Simulation and Design with AI/ML
  • Lip-Bu Tan, Executive Chair of the Board, Cadence Design Systems – Advancing Precision Medicine through Generative AI-driven Drug Development
  • Cecilia Metra, Professor and the Deputy President of the School of Engineering, University of Bologna – AI Hardware Reliability and Safety Challenges to Enable the Future Metaverse


  • Dr. Dev Shenoy, Principal Director for Microelectronics, Department of Defense – Microelectronics Security: A Growing National Imperative
  • Dr. Paul Cunningham, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cadence Design Systems – Entering a New Era with EDA 2.0 and AI-Driven Electronic System Design
  • Jean-Philippe Fricker, Founder and Chief Systems Architect, Cerebras Systems – The Cerebras CS-2: Designing an AI Accelerator Around the World’s Largest 2.6 Trillion Transistor Chip


  • Edith Beigné, Research Director of AR/VR Silicon, Meta Reality Labs – Building the Metaverse: Augmented Reality Applications and Integrated Circuits Challenges 
  • Robert Wille, Chief Scientific Officer, Software Competence Center – Design Automation for Quantum Computing
  • Ezekiel (‘Zeke’) Wheeler, Young Innovator, Ham Radio Operator (KJ7NLL) – DIY Orbital Tracking System for Space Communication: A Project to Contact the International Space Station 
  • Chandrasekar Vuppalapati, Microsoft – What ChatGPT and Generative AI mean for Semiconductor Design and Development
  • Majid Ahadi Dolatsara, Software R&D Engineer, Keysight Technologies – Revolutionizing EDA: The Power of AI, ML, and NLP

DAC offers outstanding training, education, exhibits and networking opportunities for hardware and software designers, researchers, software developers, IT engineers and software tool vendors who attend. Advance registration, which offers attendees substantial discounts, is open now. After June 9th, registration will be offered at full conference rate.

Registration for the I Love DAC complimentary three-day pass sponsored by KeysightEmpyrean and TrueChip is open now through June 9, 2023.   Check out the conference program for more information on the Research Track, Engineering Track, and other sessions at the 60th  DAC.

The 60th DAC event will be held at Moscone West Center in San Francisco, CA, July 9–13, 2023.  The event is co-located with SEMICON West 2023, which is being held at Moscone North and South halls. In addition, DAC attendees will also have access to attend the SEMICON West expo hall being held at Moscone South.

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, represented by 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, intellectual property (IP) and design services providers. The conference is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and is supported by ACM’s Special Interest Group on Design Automation (ACM SIGDA) and IEEE’s Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA).

Leave a Reply

featured blogs
Sep 21, 2023
Wireless communication in workplace wearables protects and boosts the occupational safety and productivity of industrial workers and front-line teams....
Sep 26, 2023
5G coverage from space has the potential to make connectivity to the Internet truly ubiquitous for a broad range of use cases....
Sep 26, 2023
Explore the LPDDR5X specification and learn how to leverage speed and efficiency improvements over LPDDR5 for ADAS, smartphones, AI accelerators, and beyond.The post How LPDDR5X Delivers the Speed Your Designs Need appeared first on Chip Design....
Sep 26, 2023
The eighth edition of the Women in CFD series features Mary Alarcon Herrera , a product engineer for the Cadence Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) team. Mary's unwavering passion and dedication toward a career in CFD has been instrumental in her success and has led her ...
Sep 21, 2023
Not knowing all the stuff I don't know didn't come easy. I've had to read a lot of books to get where I am....

Featured Video

Chiplet Architecture Accelerates Delivery of Industry-Leading Intel® FPGA Features and Capabilities

Sponsored by Intel

With each generation, packing millions of transistors onto shrinking dies gets more challenging. But we are continuing to change the game with advanced, targeted FPGAs for your needs. In this video, you’ll discover how Intel®’s chiplet-based approach to FPGAs delivers the latest capabilities faster than ever. Find out how we deliver on the promise of Moore’s law and push the boundaries with future innovations such as pathfinding options for chip-to-chip optical communication, exploring new ways to deliver better AI, and adopting UCIe standards in our next-generation FPGAs.

To learn more about chiplet architecture in Intel FPGA devices visit

featured paper

Intel's Chiplet Leadership Delivers Industry-Leading Capabilities at an Accelerated Pace

Sponsored by Intel

We're proud of our long history of rapid innovation in #FPGA development. With the help of Intel's Embedded Multi-Die Interconnect Bridge (EMIB), we’ve been able to advance our FPGAs at breakneck speed. In this blog, Intel’s Deepali Trehan charts the incredible history of our chiplet technology advancement from 2011 to today, and the many advantages of Intel's programmable logic devices, including the flexibility to combine a variety of IP from different process nodes and foundries, quicker time-to-market for new technologies and the ability to build higher-capacity semiconductors

To learn more about chiplet architecture in Intel FPGA devices visit:

featured chalk talk

Enabling IoT with DECT NR+, the Non-Cellular 5G Standard
In the ever-expanding IoT market, there is a growing need for private, low cost networks. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Heidi Sollie from Nordic Semiconductor explore the details of DECT NR+, the world’s first non-cellular 5G technology standard. They investigate how this self-healing, decentralized, autonomous mesh network can help solve a variety of IoT connectivity issues and how Nordic is helping designers take advantage of DECT NR+ with their nRF91 System-in-Package family.
Aug 17, 2023