DAC (Design Autotomation Conference) is the Main Event in our field. It hasn't quite regained the full spectacle of the glory years of the pre-NASDAQ bubble burst, but it's still the key conference for VLSI design tools and technologies.
Already, the main conference hotel looks full, and bloggers are noting interest. Harry the ASIC guy appears to be going; as does John over at his Semi-Blog. At Verilab, we'll be sending our own SWAT team. I'll be there, along with JL and David Robinson to name but two. JL will be presenting on Monday at the RealIntent booth. And David will be talking about verification planning at the Novas booth.
Please don't hesitate to say hi if you see me or any of the team there. Verilab is, as always, looking for very smart/opinionated/ambitious/energetic/enthusiastic engineers and consultants to join our international team.