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If you want to know what's new in the world of semiconductor intellectual property (IP), the place to be is at the IP Talks! presentations at the Cadence ChipEstimate.com booth at the Design Automation Conference (DAC 2012) June 4-6. Over this three-day period, from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm each day, you can attend any of 30-plus half-hour presentations from IP providers and foundries about their latest solutions.
IP Talks! presenters include (in alphabetical order) ARM, Cadence, CAST, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Open-Silicon, Samsung, Synopsys, Silicon-IP, True Circuits, TSMC, and Xilinx. Talks will be held on the main stage in booth #1202. A full schedule is located here. As shown in the schedule, there are three presentations on Cadence verification IP (VIP) and two on Cadence design IP.
Of special note is the IP Talks! keynote speech at 11:30 am Monday, June 4, by John Heinlein, vice president of marketing for ARM's Physical IP division. He also gave the keynote last year, and talked about the "Internet of Things" as the next big wave in computing - and the source of some new demands and challenges. A blog post about this 2011 keynote speech is located here, and a photo from the talk is below.
John Heinlein keynote at IP Talks! at DAC 2011
Also at the ChipEstimate.com booth, you can see demonstrations of IP exploration and chip estimation, and discover how to estimate your next chip's size, power, and cost. One more incentive - if you come to the IP Talks! keynote, or to any talk given at 11:30 am or 3:30 pm, you can win a Bose headset or a Kindle Fire. The talks are followed by free cocktail events at 5:00 pm Monday-Wednesday.