The DATE 2014 conference and exhibition in Dresden attracted more than 1450 experts


The DATE 2014 Conference and Exhibition ended last Friday, March 28, 2014, attracting more than 1450 participants from all over the world and closing with a throughout positive feedback from both visitors and exhibitors.

The highlights of the event were among others the two Special Days “System Level Design” and “Advancing Electronics beyond CMOS” with a full programme of keynotes, panels, tutorials and technical presentations as well as the two opening keynotes from David Fuller, Vice President of Application and Embedded Software for National Instruments, who presented a talk about “System Design Challenges for Next Generation Wireless and Embedded Systems” and Gerd Teepe, Director Design Engineering at GLOBALFOUNDRIES in Dresden who talked about “The Growing Importance of Microelectronics from a Foundry Perspective”.
The Executive Track with executive speakers from Synopsis, Cadence, IBM, IMEC, TSMC Europe, Mentor Graphics and many other companies leading the design and automation industry was also a huge success.

With 1090 submissions, an all-time high for DATE and an 8% increase over DATE 2013, and more than 54% of the papers coming from outside Europe, the DATE conference proved to be the number one conference worldwide in its field. In addition to the 12 half-day Tutorials on Monday and the main technical conference with 57 regular and 16 special sessions, DATE included an exhibition with 32 exhibiting companies, 6 European Projects Booths and 4 exhibition theatre sessions. With almost 250 attendees, the additional 8 Friday Workshops were a major event on its own and completed the DATE week successfully.

“DATE 2014 was again able to further strengthen its worldwide leadership in microelectronics and embedded systems. The next step of the digital revolution is taking place in Dresden! This makes it the perfect venue for another successful DATE conference in 2016”, says DATE 2014’s General Chair Professor Gerhard Fettweis.

In addition to the attractive technical program and a vibrant exhibition, the DATE party stated another highlight during the DATE week. This year, it took place in Volkswagen’s unique car plant and included a visit of the premises for all interested delegates. The City of Dresden again stated a very dedicated and generous host.

DATE continues attracting high participant numbers and therefore manifests its status as the leading EDA conference in Europe, shaping the future of the industry.

DATE 2015 will take place in Grenoble, France from March 9 – 13, 2015, once again bringing together industry and research in partnership.

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DATE 2014 Contacts:

General Chair
Gerhard Fettweis, Technical University Dresden, DE
gerhard [dot] fettweis at tu-dresden [dot] de

Programme Chair
Luca Fanucci, University of Pisa, IT
luca [dot] fanucci at iet [dot] unipi [dot] it

Press Chair
Fred Santamaria, DATE, FR
fredmarcom at aol [dot] com

Publicity Chair
Robert Weichert, WeichertMehner, DE
robert [dot] weichert at weichertmehner [dot] com

Conference Manager
Franziska Kremling, K.I.T. Group GmbH, DE
date14 at kit-group [dot] org