The Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance), an international association of companies providing goods and services throughout the semiconductor design ecosystem, is a forum to address technical, marketing, economic and legislative issues affecting the entire industry.
Older Site – “The Electronic Design Automation Consortium is the international association of companies developing EDA tools and services that enable engineers to create the world’s electronic products…..”
“The EDA industry services virtually every major semiconductor and electronics systems company in the world including, computer, communications, consumer electronics, medical and aerospace. The demand for increasingly complex ICs and SOCs is exploding. Our EDA technologies make it possible for the world’s electronic companies to keep up with demand for smaller, faster, more powerful and lower cost electronic products….
“The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is recognized as the premier event for the design of electronic circuits and systems, electronic design automation (EDA) and embedded systems and software (ESS). “
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“7,000 attendees come from all over the world to learn about products and solutions that bring additional value to the industry. This audience represents decision-makers at all levels of the buying process from the leading semiconductor, computer, telecommunication and consumer electronics companies.”