The 2013 event highlights High-Performance Low-Power Computing and Electronic Technologies for Smart Cities



The DATE Exhibition is once again the premier European event for industrial professionals and academics alike. This exhibition will feature suppliers of development tools and platforms for hardware and software development, showing a range of products from the front-end to back-end chip design through to silicon test and manufacture, from system architecture through to embedded software implementation and networking. Grenoble’s leadership in microelectronics will be highlighted by Minalogic and Grenoble-Isère/AEPI with a cluster of 10 local leading companies.

The 2013 Exhibition will run for three days (Tuesday 19 – Thursday 21 inclusive) and take place on the ground floor, adjacent to the main entrance and registration desks.

Exhibitors' profiles are available at:

Exhibition Theatre features Hot Topics, best practice and panels

As special feature for exhibition visitors offers three days of high-quality program free of charge in the Exhibition Theatre. Located in the midst of the exhibition area, the Exhibition Theatre program provides best practice on design for various fields of applications and a special selection of the conference program with special Hot Topics, Tutorials and Panel sessions with industry leaders. At DATE 2013 the partnering regions of Silicon Saxony, DSP Valley, Minalogic and High Tech NL will present in the Exhibition Theatre their work and the goals they want to achieve. These four of the leading European micro- and nano-electronics regions recently began to join their research, development and production expertise to form the transnational, research-driven cluster Silicon Europe, actually one of the largest technology clusters of the world.

All sessions can be attended with a free-of-charge exhibition registration, a conference registration is not required.

Detailed information on the Exhibition Theatre sessions is available at:

University Booth

Another hot-spot in the exhibition is the University Booth where the leading universities and research institutes will present their latest research results with hardware and software demonstrators.

With 11 sessions and 9 presentations running in parallel, the University Booth is a unique place showcasing a vast bunch of innovations covering EDA, design and test which will shape and revolutionize the way we design products in the future.

DATE 2013 will be at the Alpexpo Conference Center in Grenoble

Located in the heart of the Alps and surrounded by the outstanding natural beauty of the Belledonne, Chartreuse and Vercors massifs, Grenoble is the key semiconductor site in Europe with more than 38,000 people in micro- and nano-technologies (24000) and embedded software (14000). Grenoble provides the second largest research site in France with 15 research centres and universities. There are some 100 start-up companies located in the area in addition to 117 companies – 81% of which are SMEs. Minatec is a centre for innovation for micro- and nano-technology and contributes to the reputation of Grenoble as one of Europe’s key scientific centres. Alpexpo Conference Center is located in close proximity to central Grenoble and provides a modern, well-equipped location for DATE. It is one of Europe’s most prestigious venues for economic, cultural and sporting events.

Alpexpo is a 15-minute tram ride from the centre of Grenoble. Information on hotel bookings at:

DATE 2018 Press Contacts

General Chair

Jan Madsen, Technical University of Denmark, DK
jama at dtu [dot] dk

Programme Chair

Ayse K. Coskun, Boston University, MA, US
acoskun at bu [dot] edu

Exhibition Theatre Chair

Jürgen Haase, edacentrum GmbH, DE
haase at edacentrum [dot] de

Exhibition Chair

Hans-Jürgen Brand, IDT, DE
hans-juergen [dot] brand at zmdi [dot] com

Local Arrangements/ICT

Robert Wittig & Gerhard Fettweis, Technical University Dresden, DE
robert [dot] wittig at tu-dresden [dot] de
gerhard [dot] fettweis at vodafone-chair [dot] com

Conference Organization

Franziska Röhrig, K.I.T. Group GmbH, DE
date at kitdresden [dot] de