Anyone who’s worked in the EDA industry, and many of its customers, are aware of the annual Design Automation Conference (DAC). This event dates back 57 years, a long time for anything to last in our high-tech world. It’s really two shows in one: a competitive, peer-reviewed technical conference combined with a large vendor exhibition. We have been attending DAC since 2009 and have always found it to be a valuable experience. The technical program is stimulating, we get to check out what other vendors are doing, and we’re able to talk to many customers and prospective customers over the span of just a few days.
Of course, this year is different. As for most other public events and shows, it’s not possible for us to gather together physically at this time. Therefore, DAC 2020 is a virtual event, with the speakers delivering their talks and papers online and the vendors hosting virtual booths. Agnisys is participating as always and we are looking forward to engaging with all of you in a different but still personal way. The virtual booths are configured to enable real-time chats and schedule detailed discussions. We can’t meet face to face or shake hands, but we can listen to your chip design and verification challenges and suggest ways that we can help.
As part of our commitment to DAC, we have announced three major new products that will be our focus for the show. We have talked about some of these before, and have been working with early adopters to refine features and user experience. Now we are announcing general availability for all users of our Standard Library of IP Generators (SLIP-G™), SoC Enterprise™ (SoC-E), and IDS NextGen™ (IDS-NG). We think that all three are exciting and important additions to our solutions and would like to share a few details.