Tradeshow Committee

The EDAC Trade Show Committee

Tradeshow Committee


The ESD Alliance sponsors two major annual technical conferences and trade shows for the EDA industry:

The ESD Alliance Trade Show Committee represents the interests of alliance member companies at DAC and DATE. Alliance staff and member company employees participate on various trade show committees in an effort to maximize the technical and marketing benefits of these shows for our members and the EDA industry.

Read the DAC 2016 blog for information about the 53rd DAC.

ESD Alliance members receive a 10% discount on booth and suite space at DAC, and a 6% discount on booth space at DATE. Contact us for more information. 
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EDAC Sponsored Conferences and Trade Shows

Design Automation Conference

The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is recognized as the premier conference for design and automation of electronic systems. DAC offers outstanding training, education, exhibits and superb networking opportunities for designers, researchers, tool developers and vendors.

Close to 300 technical presentations and sessions are selected by a committee of electronic design experts offer information on recent developments and trends, management practices and new products, methodologies and technologies.

A highlight of DAC is its exhibition and suite area with approximately 200 of the leading and emerging companies in:
  • Electronic Design Automation (EDA)
  • Intellectual Property (IP)
  • Embedded Systems and Software
  • Automotive Systems and Software
  • Design Services

The conference is sponsored by the ESD Alliance, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and is supported by ACM's Special Interest Group on Design.

Information about DAC 2016:

Design and Test in Europe

The 20th DATE conference and exhibition is the main European event bringing together designers and design automation users, researchers and vendors, as well as specialists in the hardware and software design, test and manufacturing of electronic circuits and systems. It puts strong emphasis on ICs/SoCs, reconfigurable hardware and embedded systems, including embedded software.

The five-day event consists of a conference with plenary invited papers, regular papers, panels, hot-topic sessions, tutorials, workshops, two special focus days and a track for executives. The scientific conference is complemented by a commercial exhibition showing the state-of-the-art in design and test tools, methodologies, IP and design services, reconfigurable and other hardware platforms, embedded software, and (industrial) design experiences from different application domains, such as automotive, wireless, telecom and multimedia applications. The organization of user group meetings, fringe meetings, a university booth, a PhD Forum, vendor presentations and social events offers a wide variety of extra opportunities to meet and exchange information on relevant issues for the design and test community. Special space will also be allocated for EU-funded projects to show their results.

DATE is sponsored by the ESD Alliance, the European Design and Automation Association, the IEEE Council on EDA, ECSI, ACM – SIGDA, and RAS. In cooperation with ACM – SIGBED, IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS), IFIP and IET.

Information for DATE 2017:

Other Conferences of Interest


Sponsored by SEMI, SEMICON is recognized around the world as the premier events for micro- and nano-electronics manufacturing, reaching more than 250,000 industry professionals each year. SEMICON is held at a number of locations around the world over the course of each year.

SEMICON 2016 dates and locations:

Embedded World Exhibition and Conference

The Embedded World Exhibition and Conference is where the embedded community comes together. As the world's largest trade fair of its kind, embedded world is a must for everyone concerned with the development, purchasing, procurement and application of embedded technologies in the areas hardware, software, tools and services.

Embedded World Information: