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Normally, in May, I'd have been off to Unterschleißheim, a suburb of Munich where historically we've held what used to be called CDNLive EMEA. We renamed this CadenceLIVE Europe and pushed it out from its original May dates to October 13 and 14. It's online, of course.
In fact, since we moved the dates to October, you might think it would be going on during the famous Oktoberfest. But you'd be wrong for two reasons. Despite what everyone in the US seems to think, Oktoberfest is in September. It lasts for two weeks and an extra weekend and finishes on the first Sunday in October (normally), and so is mostly in September. But, like so much else this year, it has been canceled. You can't really drink liters of beer on Zoom and have anything like the same experience.
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 refineries.
Lip-Bu will be followed by Paul Cunningham, SVP of Verification. There will be a couple of new products announced during the keynotes, so don't miss them. The keynotes are not available for replay like most of the presentations at the event.
The keynotes run from 10:00am to 11:00am each day (European time, offiicially CEST or Central European Summer Time).
On the second day, at 10:00am, there will be a guest keynote. Alberto-Sangiovanni Vincentelli, a founder of Cadence-predecessor SDA and a long-time board member, will present from his home in Italy. His presentation is Cadence and Academia: From Transistors to Systems with Computational Software.
There are nine technical tracks, with over eighty sessions including presentations from Cadence customers, such as Renesas, Arm, SGS-TUV Saar, Robert Bosch, Green Hills Software, Dialog, Intel, NXP, STMicroelectronics, AWS, TSMC, Microsoft, Samsung, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Dolphin Design, Imagination, Extoli, Kandou, Texas Instruments, Infineon, FlowCAD, Slipstream Engineering, Xenergic, Nestwave, Toshiba, Aelius, Siemens, Oski, Veriest, Broadcom, and more.
There is an academic track with presentations from the Universities of Heidelberg, Bar Ilan, Ben-Gurion, Hannover, Stuttgart, Reutlingen, and Ilmenau.
There are Cadence presentations sprinkled through all the tracks (except the Academic Track) including various technology updates.
The nine tracks are:
The technical tracks run from 11:00am to 12:30pm, and then again from 2:00pm to 4:00pm (all times European).
In between the technical tracks during "lunch" (sorry, you're on your own for that one this year) from 12:30pm to 2:00pm each day, there is a Designer Expo.
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, HCL Software, opentext, Intento Design, HCL, XFAB, Mathworks, Inomize, Veriest, and Scala Computing.
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.
There is a detailed agenda with all the technical track sessions.
The summary agenda (for both days) is:
Here is the registration page.