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For release: 14 Feb 2013

Accellera Systems Initiative Day Kicks off the 2013 Design and Verification Conference, February 25

Electronic design community invited to learn, share, and network on the latest EDA and IP standards

Napa, California, USA - February 14, 2012 - Accellera Systems Initiative, the not-for profit organization dedicated to create, support, promote, and advance system-level design, modeling, and verification standards for use by the worldwide electronics industry, will host its annual Accellera Systems Initiative Day on Monday, February 25. The day-long event kicks off the 2013 Design and Verification Conference (DVCon 2013) and features in-depth tutorials from experts and users on the latest in electronic design and intellectual property standards. DVCon is the industry's premiere conference for functional design and verification.

What/When/Where
Accellera Systems Initiative Day is February 25, 8:30am-4:30pm, and kicks off DVCon 2013, to be held through February 28 at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, Calif. Find out more at www.accellera.org/news/events/dvcon_2013.

Agenda
The day presents in-depth tutorials about the latest in EDA and IP standards such as UVM, UPF, SystemC and AMS being developed and implemented by today's leading electronics companies. A town hall luncheon includes an open question and answer session with Accellera board members, as well as presentation of the annual Technical Excellence Award for outstanding achievement and contribution to Accellera standards.

8:30am - 12:00pm
Tutorial 1: Lessons from the Trenches: Migrating Legacy Verification Environments to UVM

9:00am - 12:00pm
Tutorial 2: Increasing Productivity with SystemC in Complex System Design and Verification

12:00pm - 1:15pm
Town Hall Lunch and Technical Excellence Award Presentation

1:30pm - 4:30pm
Tutorial 3: Low Power Design, Verification, and Implementation with IEEE 1801 UPF

1:30pm - 4:30pm
Tutorial 4: User Experiences at the Forefront of Mixed-Signal Design and Verification

Registration
$85 per tutorial with online notes
$360 for tutorial package with online notes

Sponsors
Accellera Systems Initiative Day is sponsored by ARM, Cadence, Mentor Graphics, and Synopsys.

About DVCon 2013
Accellera is proud to sponsor DVCon, the industry's premiere conference and exhibition for functional design and verification. The conference is celebrating two milestones: the 10th anniversary of the conference under its current name and the 25th anniversary of its family of preceding conferences. This year's conference includes 12 technical sessions, 10 tutorials, 26 posters, and two industry panels. A two-day exhibition features 30 companies in the EDA and IP ecosystem. DVCon is the industry's go-to place to find out the latest information from the leading edge of technology, techniques, standards, and methods. Find out more at www.dvcon.org.

About Accellera Systems Initiative
Accellera provides design and verification standards for quick availability and use in the electronics industry. The organization and its members cooperatively deliver much-needed EDA and IP standards that lower the cost to design commercial IC and EDA products. As a result of Accellera's partnership with the IEEE, Accellera standards are transferred to the IEEE standards body for formalization and ongoing change control. For more information about Accellera, visit www.accellera.org.

For More Information, Contact:

Jill Jacobs
Public Relations for Accellera Systems Initiative
Phone: 408.505.6017
Email Jill Jacobs