Keynote Addresses

Keynote I : Tuesday, January 19, 9:00-10:00, Taipei International Convention Center, 1F

I Attended the Nineteenth Design Automation Conference

Chung-Laung Liu
Chair Professor of National Tsing Hua University

I presented a technical paper at the Nineteenth Design Automation Conference in 1982. Twenty Eight years since then was a short time, a long time, and a wonderful time for the profession!

Keynote II : Tuesday, January 19, 10:20-11:20, Taipei International Convention Center, 1F

Delivering 10X Design Improvements

Walden C. Rhines
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mentor Graphics

Time and time again, escalating complexity has threatened to derail the IC industry from the extraordinary 35% annual reduction in transistor pricing it has enjoyed the past 40+ years. Fortunately, in each and every instance, creative engineers and companies have seen this as a challenge and opportunity to innovate. As a result, the electronic design automation industry has repeatedly delivered order of magnitude improvements in every aspect of the IC design cycle for over three decades.

Today, the exponential rise in complexity has quickened its pace as the industry moves toward adoption of 28 nm and below. Dr. Wally Rhines will discuss how in the next five years, 10X improvements in design methodologies are needed in four principal areas: high-level system design, verification, embedded software development, and back-end physical design and test. He will provide a roadmap for the next wave of changes needed to successfully negotiate rising complexity, highlighting where they will most likely occur.

Keynote III : Tuesday, January 19, 11:20-12:20, Taipei International Convention Center, 1F

IC Design for the Intuitive Life Style

Jim Lai
President of Global Unichip Corp.

In the past two decades, computer, consumer and communication products remain the main driving force to push design technology further deep to advanced technology node. The consumer market seems to run out of fuel in the past year. Will new innovation or convergence drive the next explosion in consumer applications? In this speech, Mr. Jim Lai will express how our lifestyle has been changed by technology and how human needs push the IC design to different applications. From the close observation of the IC design industry, he will point out the challenges which IC design industry currently face, and draw the trend and potential solutions to support the continuous evolution of human life.