DATE exhibition attendance increases 40% - consolidating global importance


After the successful 2010 meeting in Dresden, DATE can now disclose that attendance numbers for the DATE 2011 exhibition (890) were more than 40% up on last year.

The overall number of conference attendees (1,400) increased by 8% compared to the successful DATE 2010 event. This presents attendees increase in the conference, tutorials, Friday workshops and showed substantial growth due to the high industry relevance and the undoubted role of DATE as a leading event worldwide.

In her welcome address to the conference Geneviève Fioraso, Deputy Mayor of Grenoble, highlighted the outstanding level of cooperation between the "hidden capital of innovation" Grenoble and the Dresden cluster, and the significance of DATE for the micro- and nano-electronics industry, and for the embedded systems industry.

DATE continues to be a world-leading conference in terms of the innovation and quality of contributions. "We are very impressed by the quality and the overall relevance of the panels and the technical presentations at DATE 2011", says Antun Domic, Senior Vice President and General Manager at SYNOPSYS, adding: "DATE is clearly a high quality event and we hope 2012 in Dresden will mark another successful conference for the industry."

The exhibition floor booths were very busy for the three days of the exhibition. "For GLOBALFOUNDRIES DATE 2011 in Grenoble was a big success. With an excellent venue, a high quality conference and lots of business talks Grenoble has presented itself as a perfect host for this event," says Gerd Teepe, Director Design Enablement Dresden at GLOBALFOUNDRIES. "We are looking forward to repeating this in Dresden next year."

DATE 2012 will take place in Dresden, Germany from 12-16 March 2012, once again bringing together industry and research in partnership.

DATE 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