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The 20nm roadmap. TSMC reference flow 12. The UVM 1.1 release. Verification IP for ARM ACE. Assertion-driven simulation. All of these important items were key EDA360 deliverables this DAC. Yet there was one thing that I dare say was the most anticipated part of the whole conference: of course, I'm referring to "The Denali Party". Indeed, the #1 FAQ since Cadence's landmark acquisition of Denali last year was whether Cadence would still host this event, and continue its traditions. Click on this image to jump to the gallery and judge for yourself:
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You may still wonder: "OK, there was a party as promised; but was it *really* the same?" Was it open to *all* DAC attendees -- including competitor's staff? Yes. Open bar? Check. A venue that supported both a raucous dance floor and quiet spaces to catch-up with customers and partners? Affirmative. Rocking out past the midnight hour? Heck, yeah!
As you can see from the images, those of you who couldn't make it (and/or who were obviously ordered not to come [sad!]) really missed out. It's OK -- join us next year!
Until then, may your throughput be high and your power consumption low.
Joe Hupcey III
P.S. Here is another report + gallery of the party from the "EDA360 Insider": http://bit.ly/lCPmhi