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DATE 2011 exhibition attendance in Grenoble increased 40%


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After DATE 2011 (Design Automation & Test Europe) in Grenoble closed doors, it was clear to attendees, conference delegates; visitors and exhibitors, that DATE's concept of choosing the vibrant European clusters Grenoble and Dresden as new venues is proving a major success.

The exhibition for electronic system design and test featured keynote speakers that addressed Biologically-Inspired Massively-Parallel Architectures and How Technology R&D Leadership Brings a Competitive Advantage in the Fields of Multimedia convergance and Power Applications. These presentations are available at the DATE home page (below).

After the successful 2010 meeting in Dresden, DATE disclosed 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 Genevieve 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," said 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.


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