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LIGHTNING RELEASES — Louisville, CO – February 26, 2014 – The 2014 Design and Verification Conference (DVCon) begins its expanded run next week with more exhibits, tutorials and exhibit days than ever before.  Sponsored by Accellera Systems Initiative, DVCon will be held March 3-6, at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, California. 

The conference kicks off with the annual Accellera Day on Monday, March 3. The day-long event will run from 8:30am-4:30pm and will feature in-depth tutorials from experts and users on the latest in electronic design and intellectual property standards. There will also be a sponsored luncheon from 12:15-1:45 that will discuss “The Future of Mixed Signal Verification: From Manual Simulations to Full Regression?”

Conversation Central, an online industry video program & podcast, featured DVCon General Chair, Stan Krolikoski, Ph.D. and Program Chair, Ambar Sarkar, Ph.D. this week to discuss why DVCon is a must-attend event for design and verification engineers.  “Other shows are big and comprehensive,” stated Krolikoski.  “DVCon is more focused for design and verification engineers working at the register transfer level and above.  I also always enjoy the side conversations with industry peers that are made possible by DVCon.”

Sarkar added, “Our goal is that everyone leaves the conference with several ideas that they can take back and put into practice.”  To view the full interview hosted by Karen Bartleson, senior director, community marketing, with Synopsys, please visit http://youtu.be/3HonWUxFPpc.

The DVCon Expo will be open for three afternoons:  Monday, March 3 from 5:00-7:00pm, including a sponsored booth crawl; Tuesday, March 4 and Wednesday, March 5 from 2:30-6:30pm.  There are a record number of 41 exhibitors participating in the Expo. 

In addition to the 12 tutorials, 14 papers and record of 30 posters being presented, there will be 2 panels during the conference.  The first panel, “Is Software the Missing Piece in Verification?” will be moderated by Ed Sperling, editor in chief, Semiconductor Engineering, and will be held on Wednesday, March 5 beginning at 8:30am in the Oak Ballroom.  The second panel, traditionally known as the Industry Leaders Panel, is titled, “Did We Create the Verification Gap?” and will be moderated by John Blyler, chief content officer, Extension Media.  It will begin at 1:30pm on Wednesday in the Oak Ballroom.

To view the complete four day program, please visit the conference website at www.dvcon.org

DVCon is the premier conference for discussion of the functional design and verification of electronic systems. DVCon is sponsored by Accellera Systems Initiative, an independent, not-for profit organization dedicated to creating design and verification standards required by systems, semiconductor, intellectual property (IP) and electronic design automation (EDA) companies. For more information about Accellera, please visit www.accellera.org. For more information about DVCon, please visit www.dvcon.org. Follow @dvcon on Twitter or to comment, please use #dvcon.

For more information, please contact:
Kathy Embler
MP Associates, Inc.
303-530-4562
kathy@mpassociates.com

Barbara Benjamin
HighPointe Communications
503-209-2323
barbara@hipcom.com