DATE 2010

Innovation at DATE 2010 Exhibition


More than 60 companies and projects will exhibit at DATE 2010, including companies exhibiting at DATE for the first time like Globalfoundries or ZMDI (see the list of exhibitors below, the list will be kept updated at: Tool vendors such as Synopsys, Mentor Graphics and Cadence will organise half-day tool seminars.

“We are very happy that Silicon Saxony, the industry association located in the Dresden with nearly 300 companies in microelectronics, and other related sectors, is so actively supporting DATE, “ says Juergen Haase, Managing Director of edacentrum GmbH and responsible for organizing the Exhibition Program at DATE. Adding further “On each day of the exhibition they will present in a ‘what the users need’ session their future demand in terms of design methodology and tools, thus inviting the EDA vendors to mutually develop future business.”

European vendors will join forces at the European EDA village. “With 25+ companies and a work force of over 450 highly skilled technical and management specialists, our European EDA SMEs group is very important source of innovation for the semiconductor industry,” Andreas Ripp, Managing Director MunEDA, and Michel Tabusse, CEO Satin IP, point out.

Collaborative R&D initiatives represent the centerpiece for the strong position of Europe in microelectronics R&D. Sponsored by local and national ministries as well as the European Commission, industry-lead research-initiatives will exhibit their results in the European Projects area. As one example, at the edacentrum booth the results of the BMBF (German ministry of research and education)-funded research program ICT 2020 will be presented, coverings topics like design of electronic systems for the car, methods for yield optimization of latest semiconductor technologies and robustness of future nanoelectronic systems. Further examples are European network for access to latest research results (ACCESS booth) and chip design for management of energy in local grids including use of resources like wind energy (edacentrum and University Booth).

In the University Booth demonstrations of 52 EDA tools and hardware prototypes will be presented by universities from 15 different countries, showing the worldwide importance of DATE. The program covers key topics like Hardware Accelleration and Rapid Prototyping, System Exploration and Modelling, SoC Platforms and SystemC in Applications, Robust Design Environments, System Analysis and Verification.

The entrance to the exhibition is free, for conference delegates as well as for exhibition visitors. This includes also the program of the Exhibition Theatre, presenting Hot Topic sessions on Embedded Software, Autosar and Automotive Software Design, as well as panel discussions with executive management from companies like BMW or Infineon on topics like fabless semiconductors and the vehicle sector.

Exhibitors at DATE 2010: (as of February 14, 2010)
Update available at

  • Access Project
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
  • ANSYS / Ansoft
  • Apache Design Solutions (Tool Seminar)
  • Artisan (Tool Seminar)
  • ArtistDesign European Network of Excellence on Embedded Systems Design
  • ATEEDA Limited
  • AWR Corporation
  • Beneware
  • Cadence (Tool Seminar)
  • Chipright
  • City of Dresden, Department of Economic Affairs
  • CMP
  • COCONUT EU project
  • Concept Engineering GmbH
  • Cool Silicon
  • CST - Computer Simulation Technology AG
  • DOCEA Power
  • EDA Tech Forum
  • edacentrum GmbH
  • edXact
  • EE Times Europe
  • Elsevier
  • Forte Design Systems
  • FP7 DIAMOND: Diagnosis, Error Modelling and Correction for Reliable Systems Design
  • Fraunhofer IIS, Institutsteil EAS
  • HiPEAC NoE
  • ICT-eMuCo
  • Mentor Graphics (Tool Seminar)
  • MNEMEE FP7 project
  • MOSART FP7 Project EP7
  • MOSIS 12
  • MULTICUBE Project
  • MunEDA
  • Nangate
  • nSys Design Systems
  • OneSpin Solutions GmbH
  • PGC
  • Presto Engineering, Inc.
  • Real Intent Inc
  • SAME
  • Satin IP Technologies
  • SATURN EU Project
  • Silicon Saxony e.V.
  • SoCLib
  • Synopsys (Tool Seminar)
  • Tanner EDA
  • Target Compiler Technologies
  • TU Dresden, Vodafone Chair Mobile Communications Systems
  • University Booth
  • Wirtschaftsförderung Sachsen GmbH
  • X-FAB Semiconductor Foundries AG
  • ZMDI The Analog Mixed Signal Company

DATE 2010 will take place at the ICC in Dresden, Germany from 8-12 March 2010. Dresden, is well-known for its Elbe Valley and its numerous monuments from the 16th to 20th centuries and is the home of Silicon Saxony, Europe’s largest network in the semiconductor, electronics, and microsystems industry.

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DATE’10 Press Contacts:
General Chair - Giovanni De Micheli, EPFL, Switzerland
giovanni [dot] demicheli [at] epfl [dot] ch

Exhibition Programme Chair - Jürgen Haase, edacentrum GmbH, Germany
haase [at] edacentrum [dot] de

Press Chair - Fred Santamaria, France
fredmarcom [at] aol [dot] com

Event Management - Sue Menzies, European Conferences, UK - tel: +44 131 225 2892
sue [dot] menzies [at] ec [dot] u-net [dot] com