As part of our commitment to empower the future generation of engineering talent at DAC, we’ll be introducing the Synopsys Academic & Research Alliances (SARA) initiative at the event. We will host and sponsor different activities to commemorate this important milestone. On July 10, Synopsys will co-sponsor a Young Fellow Program & Ecosystem Career Panel Lunch to connect and interact with students. The July 12 Ph.D. Forum collocated at DAC will offer Ph.D. students an opportunity to discuss their dissertation research with the EDA community. To learn more about professors’ work and accelerate their teaching, research, and curriculum development, we’ll host a Professor Breakfast and speed networking event on July 13. If you are an academic interested in learning more, please email SARA-Leadership@Synopsys.com.
As firm believers that diversity strengthens our industry, Synopsys is the proud sponsor of the Women in Tech Reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on July 11 at the Level 2 Lobby. The reception will serve as a space to talk about diversity in EDA and offers attendees the opportunity to network with like-minded peers. During the reception, Dr. Renu Mehra, vice president of Engineering at Synopsys and 2021 recipient of the Marie R. Pistilli award, will present this year’s Marie R. Pistilli Women in Electronic Design Award, an annual recognition awarded to individuals who have advanced women in electronic design.
Last — but certainly not least — is Synopsys’ sponsorship of the 2022 Hack@DAC, a competition focused on penetration testing of hardware and firmware. Participants compete in a unique hacking tournament to identify and exploit security vulnerabilities with a RISC-V SoC open core platform and also propose mitigation techniques. Teams will be using a suite of security tools from the newly announced Synopsys Cloud. Winners will be announced at DAC from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on July 12.