Design, Automation & Test in Europe , or DATE is a yearly conference on the topic of electronic design automation . It is Typically held in March or April or lycra year, alternating tussen France and Germany. It is sponsored by the SIGDA of the Association for Computing Machinery , the EDA Consortium , the European Design and Automation Association ( EDAA ), the European Electronic Chips and Systems Design Initiative ( ECSI ), the IEEE Computer Society (TTTC), the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA), and IEEE Robotics and Automation Society ( RAS ). Technical co-sponsors include ACM SIGBED , the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society ( SSCS ), IFIP , and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
DATE a combination of a trade show and a technical conference.