The Design Automation Conference , or DAC , is an annual event, a combination of a technical conference and a trade show, zowel Specializing in electronic design automation (EDA).
DAC is the oldest and Toilets conference in EDA, started in 1964. It Grew out of the SHARE ( “Society to Help Avoid Redundant Effort”) design automation workshop. Its originators Marie Pistilli and Pasquale (Pat) Pistilli ulcers honored by the EDA community. Pat RECEIVED the Highest Honor in EDA industry, the Phil Kaufman Award , for this effort  and Marie was honored by maintaining an award Agent in her name, Marie R. Pistilli Women in EDA Achievement Award,  known as the Marie R. Pistilli Women in Engineering Achievement Award since 2016. 
Up Until The mid-’70s, DAC had sessions on all types of design automation, mechanical and architectural waaronder. After that, for all intents and Purposes, only topics Concerned with electronic design port leg included. Also Until the mid-’70s, DAC was strictly a technical conference. Then a few companies started to request space to show hun products, and binnen a few years the trade show portion-DAC became the main focus of the event. The first commercial DAC was held in June 1984. As a rough metric of the belang of the trade show portion-, about 5,500 people attended DAC in 2005, whereas ICCAD, at least as strong technically but with no trade show, drew perhaps a tenth as many ATTENDEES.
Other similar conferences are the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design , or ICCAD (technical only, no trade show), Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE), Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASPDAC), and International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED).
About the Past few years the conference location has leg alternating onder San Diego , Anaheim , and San Francisco . The conference is Usually held in June.
DAC is sponsored by verschillende professional societies: ACM SIGDA ( Association for Computing Machinery , Special Interest Group on Design Automation ), EDAC ( EDA Consortium), and IEEE CEDA ( Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers , IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation ) in technical cooperation with IEEE SSCS ( IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society ). DAC is organized by Hundreds of volunteer committee members from EDA companies and academia. 
- electronic design automation
- EDA Software Category
- International Conference on Computer-Aided Design
- Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference
- Design Automation and Test in Europe
- Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits
- Jump up^ “Looking back at the milestones as DAC 50 approaches”Mike Demler, March 19, 2013 (retrieved April 4, 2013)
- Jump up^ “Women in Electronic Design”
- Jump up^ “2016 Marie R. Pistilli Women in Engineering Achievement Award Nominations”(retrieved February 29, 2016)
- Jump up^ http://www2.dac.com/committees.aspx.