Experts Highlight VLSI Design Conference on Embedded Systems

1/6/2006 - Over 800 Technologists, Researchers and Experts from across the world converged in the city of Hyderabad on Wednesday evening to mark the formal inauguration of 19th International Conference on VLSI Design and 5th International Conference on Embedded Systems conducted under the theme of "Mobile Embedded Systems." VLSI Design Conference 2006 is now in progress, and will go on till January 7 at the Taj Krishna. For the first time ever this year conference features live web cast of the inaugural session.

The conference is organized into a week long sessions of Tutorials, Plenary Speeches addressed by world renowned speakers / presenters with a focus on VLSI Design and Embedded Systems competency areas. More than 100 technical papers and a free technical exhibition are set to cover the rapidly growing VLSI and Embedded Systems marketplace, with a focus on "Mobile Embedded Systems" and the issues that impact it.

Keynote speaker Dave Orton, Chief Executive Officer, ATI Technologies Inc., opened the Inaugural session on Wednesday, January 4, 2006. The topic of his discussion pointed out the future impact and the significance of "innovation" in creating "Next Generation Mobile Communication and Beyond."

"The 2006 conference, with its generous breaks, banquets, lunches and dinners, is a tastefully orchestrated artistic endeavor of hundreds of volunteers, a form of performance, a sublime experience where we all are challenged, enlarged, and made wiser. Chance interactions with like-minded others are not stolen moments over poor coffee. Rather, you will look back on the conference as a turning point in your thinking, your career, and your life". Dr. Srimat T Chakradhar, NEC, Princeton University, and General Chair VLSI Conference said.

"This conference provides a world-class forum for engineers, researchers, developers, scientists and young students to discuss new applications using VLSI Design and Embedded Technology," said Dasaradha R Gude, Managing Director, ATI Technologies, India and Organising Chair, VLSI Conference. "We are delighted to announce this year we have record number of participants highlighting the growing interest among a large number of people across the world in the VLSI field."

Commenting on this occasion J A Chowdary, President & Managing Director, Portal Player India and General Chair, VLSI Design Conference 2006 said "The conference is a great platform for all VLSI professionals to present and discuss many aspects of VLSI Design and Embedded Systems. It is a rare opportunity for students of local engineering colleges and research institutes, academicians and professionals to come to speed with the latest developments in the industry. The privilege to conduct the conference in Hyderabad augurs well for the semiconductor product development in the region."

Here are the lists of compelling keynote speakers

New for this years conference is a free Interactive Career Guidance Session for young engineers who can seek help from VLSI experts on how to shape their career in VLSI Industry. The interactive session will be addressed by experts from the industry. The session will be held on January 5, 2006 at Taj Residency.

Over 46 exhibits and 59 stalls will be the center of attraction at the exhibition that will be inaugurated on January 5, 2006 representing the full spectrum of VLSI and Embedded systems, devices and components. The exhibition is free and open to the public from January 5 to 7. The conference also provided complete wireless internet access. For the first time in the history of VLSI Design Conference an event of this kind is completely organized and managed by the students. This year’s conference also features "Best Exhibit Award" for Exhibitors, Best Student Paper Award and over 100 young engineers received fellowships.

About International Conference on VLSI Design
The International Conference on VLSI Design was started in 1985, as a small workshop at IIT Madras, under the visionary guidance of Dr. Vishwani Agrawal of Auburn University, and Prof. H.N. Mahabala of IIT Madras. From this modest beginning, it has grown into a leading international conference on VLSI design, which draws around 700 attendees from India and abroad every year. The IEEE Computer Society Press, USA, prints the proceedings. The conference is dedicated to all aspects of integrated circuit design, technology, and related computer-aided design (CAD).

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