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In a normal year, I would already have my plane ticket to fly to Bangalore for CadenceLIVE India. It's an insane trip, in some ways, with about 40 hours of travel to attend about 16 hours of the actual event spread over two days. Of course, this year, CadenceLIVE India is virtual. Upside, no sitting on planes for hours for me. Downside, no wonderful Indian food. Having grown up in the UK, Indian food is part of my background. Did you know that there are more Indian restaurants in the UK than fish and chip shops? Or that when a newspaper organized a search for Britain's favorite food, the winner was chicken tikka masala, an "Indian" dish that doesn't even exist in India.
CadenceLIVE India will take place on Wednesday, September 9, and Thursday, September 10. Let me give you some reasons to be there.
Lip-Bu Tan, Cadence's CEO, will open the conference with a keynote titled The Data-Centric Electronics Revolution. One of the catchy phrases that you hear all the time is that "Data Is the New Oil". I like to point out that data is more like oil than you think. Without a lot of processing, it is not very useful. Maybe neural networks are the new gasoline.
Thursday will open with a keynote by Anirudh Devgan, Cadence's President. I assume it will be a version of his Computational Software for Intelligent System Design.
There are two guest keynotes. First, on Wednesday, is Balajee Sowrirajan, who is Corporate Vice President of Samsung Semiconductor India R&D Center. This is actually the largest global R&D center for Samsung Semiconductor. His keynote is titled System Solutions Powering the Connected Intelligent World.
Balajee is the head of Samsung Semiconductor Indira R&D Center (SSIR), overseeing India operations of the Memory, System LSI, Foundry business units and driving both strategy and culture for innovation and inclusion at SSIR. Balajee has been a driving force at SSIR for more than six years, with around 28+ years of corporate experience in the semiconductor industry. Prior to his current role, he has served in numerous leadership positions in Texas Instruments, where he was elected as Distinguished Member of Technical Staff.
Then on Thursday, Cadence founder and long-time board member Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli will present Cadence and Academia: From Transistors to Systems with Computational Software from his home outside Rome in Italy. I had lunch with him last year, so if you want to read his whole story, see my post Alberto and the Origins of the EDA Industry.
There will be five technology update presentations:
There are eight technical tracks, with 79 sessions including 65 presentations from Cadence customers, including Analog Devices, Arm, Blaize, eInfochips, Google, Green Hills Software, Infineon, Intel, L&T, Mobiveil, Qualcomm, Samsung, Sanmina, SiFive, Steradian Semiconductors, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, Versa Drives, and Wipro.
The technical tracks are:
You can see the detailed agenda including the titles of all the presentations on the Agenda by Topic page for CadenceLIVE India.
There will be a designer expo featuring many of Cadence's partners. So come and visit Arm, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, TSMC, Samsung, UMC, ClioSoft, Altair, Doulos, Green Hills Software, imec, Microsoft, Altran, Entuple, FTD Automation, HCLL&T, Mobiveil, and Saankhya Labs.
Of course, Cadence will have a "booth" at the expo too. Come and chat with us about:
Yes, there are giveaways as always. The more you participate in the conference, the more points you collect, and the better giveaways you will be eligible for. So fill in your surveys, attend sessions, visit partners and Cadence in the expo, and come and chat in the lounge.