DVCon 2015 in Review
The 27th Annual DVCon US was a rousing success and enjoyed record attendance. Overall attendance, including exhibit-only and technical conference attendees, was 932. Attendance was further enhanced by 281 exhibitor personnel that also had access to the panel sessions and keynote address, for a total of 1,213 participants. The conference attracted 36 exhibitors, including 10 exhibiting for the first time and 6 of them headquartered outside of the US.
"DVCon has become the must-attend conference in the design and verification community for networking, technical discussion and learning opportunities," stated Yatin Trivedi, DVCon General Chair. "From the exhibit floor to the panels, tutorials and poster sessions, there are plenty of opportunities for practicing engineers to learn about new products and share ideas. There is tremendous interest in the content presented at DVCon, so Accellera has expanded DVCon to serve the global community. We look forward to our conferences in Europe and India later in the year."
Highlights of the week:
- The award for Best Paper Presentation, as voted by conference attendees, went to Ram Narayan and Tom Symons with Oracle Labs, for their presentation titled, "I Created the Verification Gap."
- The award for Best Poster Presentation went to Jeremy Ridgeway, Avago Technologies for his poster, "Randomizing UVM Config DB Parameters."
- Justin Refice, a Senior Verification Engineer at NVIDIA, was recognized during the Accellera-sponsored luncheon as the recipient of the fourth annual Accellera Technical Excellence Award. He is a member of the UVM™ Working Group.
Save the date! DVCon US 2016 will be held February 29-March 3 in San Jose.
Public Review of SystemC Synthesis Subset
The SystemC Synthesizable Subset Version 1.4 is now open for public review and comment until May 15, 2015. Community feedback on the draft is welcome for consideration in the next release of this standard. The document can be downloaded here. For more information and to submit feedback, please visit the Working Group’s public forum.