DATE 2011 Advance Program is Available


"Most of the topics addressed by this year’s technical papers are well in line with the most urgent needs by industry", says Prof. Enrico Macii, DATE 2011 Technical Program Chair, "confirming the tight connection that the conference holds with the industrial community". Along the same path, the program features two sessions fully dedicated to Industrial Papers. This is one of several new initiatives aimed at consolidating and further promoting the link between the academic/research community and industry, "which is one of DATE’s priorities", concludes Prof. Macii.

By featuring two Special Days focusing on topics of outstanding importance, such as Smart Devices and Intelligent Energy, the DATE program will also provide important directions to key players in the semiconductor industry and academic research. Each of the Special Days will have a full program of keynotes, panels, tutorials and technical presentations.

Grenoble cluster shapes DATE 2011

DATE 2011 will take place at Alpexpo Alpes Congrès in Grenoble, France, from 14 to 18 March 2011. Grenoble, located in the heart of the Alps and surrounded by the outstanding beauty of the Belledonne, Chartreuse and Vercors massifs, is a key semiconductor site in Europe with more than 38,000 people in micro and nano technologies (24,000) and embedded software (14,000). There are some 100 start-up companies located in the area in addition to 117 companies - 81% of which are SME’s.

"We are delighted to be hosting DATE 2011 here in Grenoble," says Philippe Magarshack, Technology R&D Group Vice-President and General Manager of Central CAD & Design Solutions at STMicroelectronics. "The Grenoble area offers a world-class cooperative R&D cluster that brings together silicon process technology, design automation and SOC design know-how, to enable state-of-the-art low-power SoCs with high-performance, and leading-edge application-specific process technologies."

DATE 2011 will also benefit from the close link between research and industry established in the Grenoble area. "LETI is proud to support DATE in Grenoble" said Laurent Malier CEO of LETI. "DATE has strong reputation as a high quality conference and we expect that it will benefit from Grenoble’s scientific community known for its concentrated high-level expertise and pioneering collaborative work in micro- and nano-technologies, electronics, and software technologies with effective transfer of technology between Industry, Research and Education"

Leading-edge semiconductor companies meet at DATE 2011

DATE 2011 will be the place where the European microelectronics industry meets with the top researchers from all over the world and organizes Europe-wide collaboration: "GLOBALFOUNDRIES welcomes and supports the DATE 2011 in Grenoble as a visible signal for a vital European microelectronics ecosystem," says Gerd Teepe, Director Design Enablement Dresden at GLOBALFOUNDRIES. "The partnership between the Dresden and the Grenoble microelectronic cluster is very synergetic in nature and is developing quickly into the European breeding ground for business in leading-edge semiconductors." 

DATE 2011 begins on Monday 14 March with one full day of 11 tutorials given by speakers from world leading EDA, semiconductor and system industries and ends on Friday 16 March with workshops on themes ranging from embedded systems and SOC design to 3D integration, FPGA-based acceleration and processor emulation.

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DATE 11 Press Contacts:

General Chair - Bashir M Al-Hashimi, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
bmah at ecs [dot] soton [dot] ac [dot] uk

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

Event Management - Sue Menzies, European Conferences, UK - Tel: +44 131 2252892
sue [dot] menzies at ec [dot] u-net [dot] com