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It's nearly time for the season of CDNLive events, which starts as always in Silicon Valley, works its way East to Europe, before going across the Pacific Ocean to Asia and working its way West with Japan, Taiwan, China, India, and Israel.
For the latest on any of the CDNLive events, go to the front page of the Cadence website and click on the big CDNLive logo in the center of the screen below the carousel of big images. While you're there you can click on the Breakfast Bytes image (look for croissants and coffee) to see what I have been covering.
If you are thinking of attending any of the CDNLive events, and perhaps even if you are not, the first thing you should do is to download the CDNLive App from either the Apple App Store, or from Google Play.
CDNLive Silicon Valley takes place April 2nd and 3rd. As usual, it will be in the Santa Clara Convention Center. The keynotes will be 10.30 am to 12 pm on Tuesday 2nd. Traditionally, one will be a Cadence customer or industry luminary (or someone who is both) but I don't know who it will be so I can't even drop any hints.
One thing that is new is that there will be both an Automotive and a Cloud track.
I will be there, of course, to cover the two days. But I will also be doing something new. I have put a book together. It consists of about 25 Breakfast Bytes blog posts covering the most important topics of 2018. I picked security, automotive, artificial intelligence, 5nm and EUV, semiconductor in China, and silicon photonics. The book is free for anyone who signs up for Sunday Brunch, the weekly email that I put out every Sunday night (yeah, funny time for brunch, I know) that gives a brief summary of the five posts from the week before. You don't have to wait for CDNLive to sign up, you can sign up at the end of every Breakfast Bytes post, including this one, by clicking here or on the "sign me up" button at the bottom.
Registration for CDNLive Silicon Valley is open (the call for papers is obviously closed already).
CDNLive EMEA is once again in Unterschleißheim, in the suburbs of Munich near the airport. Once again it will be at the INFINITY Hotel—that's it in the background in the photo to the right. CDNLive EMEA is from May 6th to 8th. The event starts on Monday at lunchtime so that attendees can fly in that morning. The big day is Tuesday 7th, with keynotes opening the day before splitting into multiple tracks. There will be an event of some sort that evening... I know nothing about it yet, but this being Munich I am safe in promising good beer.
I plan to be there with my book, so come by and sign up for Sunday Brunch and pick up your free copy.
The call for papers is now closed, but registration is not yet open.
CDNLive Japan is again at the Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu, which I discovered last year used to be the Pan Pacific Hotel that I would stay in regularly when I last worked for Cadence. CDNLive Japan is on July 19th.
It is right in front of the big Ferris wheel, the Cosmo Clock 21. When it opened, it was the world's tallest Ferris wheel, but now that honor has moved to the High Roller, familiar to anyone who goes to CES on the monorail, which goes right past it. It's not even close since the Yokohama wheel is 108 meters tall, but the Las Vegas one is 167.6 meters, over half as large again.
Oh, and advance warning for next year. The 2020 Olympics are in Japan from late July, so CDNLive Japan will move later in the year.
CDNLive Taiwan is in Hsinchu on August 13th. Details to be announced later.
The call for presentations is already open (the closing date is April 15th).
CDNLive China is in Shanghai on August 15th. Details to be announced later.
The call for presentations is already open (the closing date is March 18th).
CDNLive India is in Bengaluru (Bangalore) at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Marathahalli (used to be the Park Plaza) on August 28th and 29th. The call for presentations will open on April 10th.
CDNLive India is effectively two different conferences, with a focus on different areas of design for the two days, and with keynotes both days. Apart from Cadence staff, I don't think anyone attends both days. This is done since there just isn't room at the hotel (or anywhere else in Bengaluru apparently) to accommodate everyone at the same time. Over 2,000 people attended over the two days last year, and we expect more this year.
CDNLive Israel is always the last one of the year. As usual, it will be in the David Intercontinental Hotel, just off the beach in Tel Aviv. CDNLive Israel will be on September 18th. Note that unlike the last couple of years anyway, this is a Wednesday.
Last year they changed the plane after I'd made my reservation, and my aisle in premium economy turned into a center seat. Once people fell asleep I couldn't really get out of my seat, got dehydrated, and ended up with a severe attack of gout in one knee. I discovered that going through the airport in a wheelchair at least gets you through immigration without needing to get in line! I thought that gout was something that afflicted Victorian men who drank too much port, but apparently, I could get it too, just drinking water (but not enough) on a long plane flight.
Hot topics for submissions this year are:
Mastering advanced-node design challenges Addressing automotive design and verification requirementsAI design challenges and considerationsNetworking challenges from IoT to 5GDesign and verification in the cloudDesign, verification, and integration of SoC interface IP Portable stimulus from simulation to siliconAnalog/mixed-signal SoC verificationRF IC and RF module designSimplifying functional verification with Verification IPAdvanced packaging and cross-platform solutionsPCB design for manufacturing and testability Managing your PCB critical signal return pathsSilicon photonicsVision/audio processingLow power for SoC and system design
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