55th Design Automation Conference (DAC) to Feature the Second Silicon and Technology Art Show

Call for art show submissions now open through April 15, 2018

LOUISVILLE, Colo. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — January 25, 2018 — The Design Automation Conference ( DAC) -- the premier conference devoted to the design and automation of electronic circuits and systems – will again host the popular Silicon and Technology Art Show to celebrate the beauty in the design of leading-edge electronic systems and components. The first Silicon and Technology Art Show was held in 2016 at the 53rd DAC in Austin, Texas. This first-of-its-kind art show provided DAC attendees with a glimpse of beauty and elegance behind the creativity in designing electronic systems. The grand prize winner of the 2016 art show was Conventor, Inc., who presented a 14nm FinFET Technology SEMulator3D®.

DAC 2018 invites members of the design automation community to submit digital images related to electronic design automation and semiconductor worthy of framing and display by April 15, 2018. DAC will handle all framing, display the images at DAC, and let submitters take the final printed and framed piece home with them after the conference. Examples of what the DAC Executive Committee is looking for include, but are not limited to:

  • Die photoshots of silicon designs
  • Design floorplans and placements
  • 3D wiring or clock-tree visualizations
  • Lithographic images
  • Thermal maps
  • Congestion maps
  • Interesting logic structures

Each piece submitted will be framed and displayed starting Monday, June 25th at the 55th DAC being held June 24 – 28, 2018 at Moscone West Center, San Francisco, CA. Pieces will be judged in several categories, and winners for each category will be announced on Monday night, June 25th at the art show and networking reception starting at 6:00 P.M. at Moscone West Center. Categories include:

  • Best visualization
  • Most inspiring
  • Most insightful
  • Most artistic
  • Grand Prize - Best piece out of all categories

“Working in the design automation community, we see breathtaking images every day,” said Chuck Alpert, past chair of the 53rd DAC and organizer of the Silicon Technology Art Show. “We look forward to showcasing this artwork so that the rest of the world can see the beauty of electronic devices with billions of transistors, complex algorithms, data visualizations and clever data structures.”

Art show judges will award a winner in each category with a trophy. Winners will also be featured on the cover of IEEE Design & Test magazine late 2018. A grand prize will be awarded to one piece, which will be announced at the DAC awards session Tuesday morning, June 26th, at the conference and publicized after the conference.

Click here -- https://dac.com/content/dac-silicontechnology-art-show-submission -- to submit a piece of artwork.

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), the Electronic Systems Design Alliance (ESDA), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and is supported by ACM's Special Interest Group on Design Automation (ACM SIGDA).

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