DATE 2015 Event Highlights Designing Electronics for the Internet of Things (IoT) and for Medical Applications

DATE 2015 opens doors on March 09 at the Alpexpo Congress Centre, Grenoble, France

Mar 2, 2015 -- On Tuesday, the conference will be opened by the plenary keynote speakers Geneviève Fioraso, secrétaire d'Etat chargée de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche (to be confirmed), EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Günther H. Oettingerto talk about European Microelectronics Strategy and Jean Marc Chery, Chief Operating Officer of STMicroelectronics, who will talk about ”ST technologies fully addressing Internet of Things applications from LP Digital to RF-CMOS, eNVM and sensors“.

On the same day, a keynote session sponsored by Mentor Graphics is organized during lunchtime. Moreover, the Executive Track offers a series of business panels discussing hot topics. Executive speakers from companies leading the design and automation industry will address some of the complexity issues in electronics design and discuss about advanced technology challenges and opportunities.

The distinctive highlights of DATE 2015 are the two special days: “Designing Electronics for the Internet of Things (IoT)” on Wednesday, and “Designing Electronics for Medical Applications” on Thursday, each giving a comprehensive overview regarding both themes, ranging from innovations and applications of latest technologies to the analysis of upcoming electronic design automation (EDA) research challenges.         

The keynote speakers on Wednesday comprise Wolfgang Wahlster (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, DE) to talk about about Industrie 4.0:  From the Internet of Things to Cyber-Physical Production Systems and Antun Domic (Synopsys, US) who will analyze “The Rise of IoT, and the Role of EDA”. On Thursday, the keynote speaker Kristoffer Famm (GlaxoSmithKline, GB) is going to talk about "Bio electronic Medicines - Heralding in a New Therapeutic Approach”.

The full conference programme including 10 in-depth tutorials on March 09, the regular conference from March 10 to 12, and ten parallel Friday Workshops on March 13, 2015, is available at


The DATE 2015 Exhibition will run for three days from Tuesday, March 10 until Thursday, March 12, 2015, in the entrance foyer of the Alpexpo congress centre. The spacious area is directly connected to the session rooms and also hosts the coffee break and poster area. The exhibition again offers a comprehensive overview of commercial design and verification tools as well as abundant networking possibilities. It will feature suppliers of development tools and platforms for hardware and software development, showing a range of products from the front-end to back-end chip design through silicon test, manufacturing, and system architecture to embedded software implementation and networking. Moreover, European Projects will be represented at a joint booth space in the heart of the exhibition area.

The full list of participating exhibitors and sponsors including their company profiles can be found at:

Exhibition Theatre features Hot Topics, best practice, panels and an Exhibition keynote

The Exhibition Theatre is located in Room Les diguières, which is within the exhibition hall and affords easy access for exhibition visitors as well as for conference delegates. Attendees will profit from having an industry forum in the midst of Europe’s leading electronic systems design event. Like in previous years, selected open Special Conference Sessions will take place in the Exhibition Theatre. This includes an executive panel session (The Future of Electronics, Semiconductor, and Design in Europe) and three hot topic sessions (Design Methodologies for a Cyber-Physical Systems Approach to Personalized Medicine-on-a-Chip; The next generation of virtual prototyping: Ultra-fast yet accurate simulation of HW/SW systems; Monolithic 3D: A Path to Real 3D Integrated Chips). In seven special Exhibition Theatre sessions, the DATE 2015 exhibition will highlight an Exhibition Keynote from MathWorks, three Exhibition Panels (on FDSIO Technology, presented by STMicroelectronics and partners; on IP Management presented by Design & Reuse and a panel presented by MathWorks), two Best Practice sessions (on Interdisciplinary Research, presented by Cadence Academic Network;  on Multi Project Wafers, presented by CMP and IMEC) and a Tutorial by MathWorks.

Entrance to the exhibition is free of charge. All exhibition programme sessions in the exhibition theatre can be attended with a free-of-charge exhibition visitor registration; a conference registration is not required.

Detailed information on the Exhibition Theatre sessions is available at:

University Booth

Another hot-spot in the exhibition is the University Booth where the leading universities and research institutes will present their latest research results with hardware and software demonstrators. With various sessions and presentations running in parallel, the University Booth is a unique place showcasing a large number of innovations covering EDA, design and test which will shape and revolutionize the way we design products in the future.

Detailed information on the University Booth programme is available at:

DATE 2015 will take place at the Alpexpo Congress Centre, Grenoble, France

The Alpexpo Congress Centre is located in close proximity to central Grenoble and provides a modern, well-equipped location for DATE. The city of Grenoble, which is surrounded by outstanding natural beauty of the Alps, has a strong economy linked to the research and innovation activities performed by leading national and international large companies such as STMicroelectronics, IBM, Schneider Electric, France Telecom, Thales, Hewlett Packard, Soitec, Xerox and others with more than 38,000 people in micro and nano technologies (24,000) and 14,000 in embedded software. It is the second largest research centre in France with 15 research centres and universities (CEA-LETI – 1,700 researchers, TIMA, Verimag) and  more than 100 startup companies located in the area in addition to 117 companies – 81% of which are SME’s. DATE is working closely with local industry to increase the visibility of the event and to maximize quality visitor attendance.

DATE Networking Event

As one of the main networking opportunities during the DATE week, the DATE Party states a perfect occasion to meet friends and colleagues in a re­laxed atmosphere while enjoying local amenities. It will take place on March 11, 2015, in the renowned “Musée de Grenoble” (Grenoble Museum). The museum features a unique collection of ancient, modern and contemporary art including major masterpieces of classical Flemish, Dutch, Italian and Spanish painting and all the great post-1945 contemporary art trends, right up to the most recent artworks of the 2000s. All conference delegates, exhibitors and their guests are invited to attend the event (entrance is only possible with a valid party ticket though).

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DATE 2015 Press Contacts

General Chair   
Wolfgang Nebel, OFFIS, DE    
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Programme Chair         
David Atienza, EPFL, CH         
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Press Chair      
Fred Santamaria, DATE, FR     
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Exhibition Theatre Chair           
Jürgen Haase, edacentrum GmbH, DE 
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Exhibition Chair & Local Liaison           
Ahmed Jerraya, CEA-LETI, FR 
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Conference Organization          
Franziska Kremling, K.I.T. Group GmbH, DE    
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phone:  +49 351 4967 541        
fax:      +49 351 4956 116


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